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  1. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    The only problem is most of the gaps are the expensive ones.
  2. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    It was listed by Atlas Numismatics on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/186286960398
  3. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    Another TPG 1925 half crown. Perhaps flogging a dead horse but I think I prefere my one
  4. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    Even this one has a nasty ding to the RHS in the 2nd lion in the shield. I think you have to size up the whole of the coin when grading and not enough attention is paid to the milling and edge of the coin. In the example I posted, if you look carefully at the top rim you will see a slightly raised edge from the minting process. This IMO is a good guide for grading especially when weak strikes are concerned as it would be the first place to start to wear . As far as the king's mo there is little wear and the hairline goes to the end of his mo.
  5. ozjohn

    Another one that got away

    Yes it is always caveate emptor for collectors. Here in Australia we have self managed superannuation funds where you make your own decisions on your investments of which collectables such as coins can form a part of. Assuming you go this way you want to be sure you are making a good investment and rely on TPGs. In this case you would be badly misinformed on the value of your investment. In addition there are limits to the amount of investment for tax purposes and auditing that rely on an accurate estimate of the value of your assets.
  6. Again I have a problem with this one graded by NGS as MS 62. I think that consistency in grading is very essential for both the collector and the third party grader. My example is included for comparison although not graded I think in the MS range.
  7. ozjohn

    CGS cert verification required

    Are CGS still accepting coins for grading?
  8. ozjohn


    In Australia and assuming you cash in your crypto at a profit you will be subject to capital gains tax at your marginal tax rate. If the asset is held for more than a year the capital gains tax is 50% of your marginal tax rate. If you make a capital loss on crypto then you can offset that against other income. This is true for most investments, shares, real estate, etc. I don't know what the tax implications are in the UK or US but there are probably some.
  9. ozjohn


    Sorry we will have to agree to disagree Crypto is nothing but a giant Ponzi scheme. At least with tulip bulbs you can plant them in the garden. I think I will stick with physical gold.
  10. ozjohn


    IMO crypto is a scam and a vehicle for money laundering. National currencies are not perfect by any means but as mentioned earlier do relate back to the real economy, Whereas crypto has no intrinsic value whatsoever. Where the money goes to after the purchase of crypto is anyone's guess but one thing you can be sure of is it is not held in reserve in case of a run on the particular crypto. Crypto has all the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme and would collapse tomorrow is there were a serious run on it.
  11. ozjohn

    One That Got Away?

    And the price is on the heavy side. Here's my example CGS 85.
  12. ozjohn

    One That Got Away?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/335330493737?itmmeta=01HTH8GWVNHDYKA38M0TT5R183&hash=item4e13414529:g:tEQAAOSwRJxmDIyg&itmprp=enc%3AAQAJAAAAwCx%2B69igv%2FKa--PTDS153MDcRJbn6gtwf8j4yS8ujmd34wdWxU A bit optimistic for PF 65. Maybe the photo but seems to have some wear.
  13. ozjohn

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    1902 Proof Silver Half Crown Coin Edward VII | eBay One of the worst fakes I have seen
  14. Probably correct for the time, but times change. The Chinese are now the quick witted and the Brits and the West in general are backward and slow in thought. Time to wake up to our selves. The truth always hurts.
  15. ozjohn

    Florin diameters

    If you look up a word using Webster's Dictionary it gives US and UK spelling, and usage also the use of the word in a sentence. In addition Webster's Dictionary explores the origin of the word and when it entered the English language,. Also free online. IMO a superior online dictionary to the OED. Perhaps a discussion for the Nothing to Do About Coins strand.