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secret santa

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  1. Yes, my own spare version has all these features:
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    Coin prices continue to rise

    The 1841 "proof" could start an interesting discussion between the buyer and Noonan's. I'm pretty sure from the photos that it's not a proof but where does a buyer stand when it's been graded by a reputable TPG as a Proof ?
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    More Pennies

    I've just checked my own 1861 over 1 and, surprise surprise, it also has an open P, although I can't make my mind up whether it's exactly the same font as seen on my F20 and the F36 and 37 proofs. F33 1 over 1, F36, F37, F20 - it's the foot of the P that is clearly indented on the right hand 3 coins but I'm not sure about the F33. Interestingly, the F36 also has a 1 over 1 although the date is wider:
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    Using acetone to clean coins

    I had a half litre of acetone delivered successfully a year or two ago from Ebay.
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    More Pennies

    You can lead a horse to water.....................
  6. I've noticed recently that my customary process of submitting my bid and confirming with less than 10 seconds to go mysteriously brings up another few minutes of bidding. Has anyone else noticed this and can they explain how and why it works like this ?
  7. There are rare occasions when you have no idea what a particular rare coin will go for and you have to be prepared to make last minute decisions on how much you want it and how much you'll pay for it. Be still, my beating heart.
  8. Blake, you're missing out on of the few moments of genuine excitement available to a poor old pensioner like myself.
  9. As an auction nears completion, the time remaining shows in seconds and counts down before your eyes. If you've input your bid but not confirmed it, you are able to time confirmation for a few seconds before closure. But I have done this only to find that the remaining time changes and sometimes to over a minute remaining.
  10. If they were using up old 1853 dies, it's reasonable to assume that there was more than die that got altered, and the state of the queen's hair could differ between the dies. The above coin and one that I have certainly appear to be 4 over 3 types, with stronger hair. I have now added Jerry's coin and my own coin to the rare penny site together with an updated description of the variety to include these "stronger hair" types.
  11. I'm relieved that other people have seen this issue, so it's not just me.
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    More Pennies

    My money's on reverse D - from the rocks either side of the lighthouse. And the remains of the W of LCW.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Nothing wrong with that - all I ask is that these individuals state that it is their opinion, and not issue proclamations as if they're proven undeniable facts.
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    March 2023 LCA catalogue now out

    Like London buses, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once.
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    Gary Lineker (moved)

    White, female and stale - I don't think so.............................
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    More Pennies

    I have emailed them to correct this description and also the F24 missing leaf described as reverse D. Lot 497 also looks deeply suspicious - 1841 no colon proof ???
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Thank you, I've uploaded them.
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    Is this a mule 1860 Penny?

    No, it is obverse 4 with LC WYON below the bust and obverse 4 coins tend to have quite a narrow rim with short teeth that can appear rounded like beads but true beaded obverses have the circular beads well clear of the rim. Take a look at: https://rarestpennies.wordpress.com/1860-f8-mule/
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    Help with 1552 crown

    Can someone please explain the difference in the legend at the lower left between these 2 coins. also, one has a dot after the date,
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    Help with 1552 crown

    Thank you very much - that's really appreciated, and so useful.
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    Help with 1552 crown

    Thanks Rob. I bought a 1552 crown myself many years ago (Lord knows why) and have only just noticed the variation in different examples. Spink just pictures a single design and the various examples that I've seen in auction never seem to differentiate between obverse or reverse designs. Are they all more or less as common as each other, to the best of your knowledge ? And is the Lingford catalogue accessible online ?
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    More Pennies

    But you have to have a lot of time and patience to trawl through them !
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