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rpeddie

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  1. Really interesting, i remember a couple years ago being confused by what a couple of articles referred to by "plate" but makes complete sense now to hold wealth like that rather than ingots or coin. Are there any useful resources on types/designs plate from this period or is it a bit scarce for stuff to survive? Do you have any pictures to Newark pieces with hallmarks on them?
  2. nothing to add unfortunately, don't think i've been collecting long enough to delve this deep Always wondered what a travelling mint would consist of though, how were they able to reasonably replicate 1/2 crowns while on the move without everything the tower mint facilities provided.
  3. happened a lot with the re-strike india series(and most re strikes in general i imaging), one way to identify if a proof is a re-strike and which mint was responsible for it is to look at the quality of the die used. When polishing you can get the surfaces mirror like but pits still remain(fields)
  4. does it belong to imperial china or communist china or republic of china though?
  5. rpeddie

    Slabbing - Learnt my lesson

    did you pay extra for the variety attribution?
  6. rpeddie

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    think there is a timeframe(week?) where your feedback is not counted more than once if for the same seller
  7. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    i mean, i found no faults really apart from being a bit more expensive. Turn around time was "normal" for NGC at about 2-3 months, he helps out with the incoming VAT worries and posts pretty rapidly. I do believe if you ask not to show your coins he will not show them on the video, i saw that posted somewhere too.
  8. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    suppose i did wrong maths earlier too, it was £22 per coin@$20 rate. But yea, raw value of $300 before grading. After grading the value goes up significantly depending if you have chosen the right ones to send away, crosspost this into the atlas numismatic post whether you are ok or not ok with having a coin go up in value.
  9. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    yea they are at spinks, take weeks to reply to emails so i am not up for having to deal with that
  10. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    Not tried during those weeks yet, are they guaranteed to go through faster? From what i looked at this week does not include the $20 tier though if i remember correctly
  11. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    for me it was just seeing how they handle the import VAT for the returned coins when submitted directly to USA, my issues with submitting to Munch was that the returns took ages and wanted to get them turned around faster. I have submitted coins directly to NGC USA this time and the wait time is about what it was through Munich(i submitted 28/1 to USA and still have not received these back yet) Also submitted 5x PCGS about the same time under the $3000 tier and these were back within 3 weeks of me posting, parcel was kindly left behind one of my bins so didnt even have to pick it up from the depot
  12. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    i sent some through him out of curiosity and it worked out at about £31 each for 15 coins under the $20 bracket
  13. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    "here is no real clear, defined standard for how many "inches of reflectivity" are required for each designation, but you'll often hear people talk about 2-3 inches for PL, 5-6 or more for DPL. There is also some variation based on date - some dates are known for their highly reflective surfaces, and so might be judged a little more strictly. A good way to measure this at home is by using a ruler held perpendicular to the surface of the coin. Look at how far away you can clearly read the increments, and that's your measure of reflectivity. You can do the same thing with a newspaper, or any reasonably sized printed text. How far away can you read it? That's how deep the mirrors are. In the grading room, the graders do not use these sorts of methods. They have seen hundreds and thousands of PL and DPL coins. They will often use their thumb or a finger, holding it over a coin and see how sharp the reflection is. They are usually pretty good at judging PL/DPL based on this. This is easier to do with raw coins than slabbed ones, of course. (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/distance-for-dmpl.328068/)" " PCGS defines surface Prooflike as clear reflection in the fields on both sides as viewed from two to four inches away. A misty effect or striations may impede the reflectivity. The PCGS definition for Deep Mirror Prooflike is clear reflection in the fields on both sides from at least six inches away. There must be full, undistorted reflectivity on both the obverse and reverse."
  14. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    exactly, a good early example of this is the 1951 Crown, aulthough not proof when issued in the blue/purple/etc? boxes these commonly get the PL and DPL due to their reflective backgrounds. It is possible for any MS coin to get the PL designation, this is just realy rare, another one i can think of is the polished dies QEII 1/2 crown.
  15. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    unfortunately i don't disagree with having this designation available, having handled 1880-s morgan dollars it is amazing the difference that the normal/PL/DPL coins look like within the same grade bracket, i wouldn't bat an eye at a ms63 morgan but would take time to look at a ms63 DPL one
  16. rpeddie

    NGC Slabbing

    " Most circulation issue coins have minimally reflective fields, even in Mint State (MS) grades. When a circulation issue coin’s fields exhibit a higher-than-normal degree of reflectivity, the coin is said to be “Prooflike” (or “PL”) because it is reminiscent of a Proof coin. If the fields are deeply mirrored, the coin is said to be “Deep Prooflike” (or “DPL”). NGC uses the PL or DPL modifiers after an MS coin’s numeric grade, when applicable. These designations indicate only the degree of reflectivity evident in a coin’s fields and make no implication as to other qualities associated with Proof coins, such as frosted devices and superior sharpness."
  17. i dont have much experience with looking for this bronzing , maybe someone whos seen one before would be able to notice it right away
  18. no the opposite, i thought this was a high grade MS example, suspected it was a proof but would never submit it as such. but their team looked at the strike and depth of fields and correctly identified it as a proof. This kind of links to the George V proof crown thread, i still wonder if you submitted one of the 1928-1936 series proof coins under MS and they would correctly identify it as proof. Where the other way round seems like they accept the case willingly.
  19. submitted this farthing as a MS and NGC identified it as a proof, i had my suspicions but kind of passes a test that TPG will correctly identify these given the right circumstances LINK
  20. im not asking much, average price on ebay for one of those is like £250
  21. first to call peppa pig on a 50p for 2020, if i am right i get a 1967 ms65 penny from you all
  22. rpeddie

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    "private listing - bidder identity protected" my favorite part
  23. i dont believe this piece is a proof either, not enough detail and letters arent sharp enough never mind, had another look and looks reasonable to be a proof
  24. rpeddie

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    id give it a 5/10 looks good but fakearoony
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