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    Yes, it does look like a fake Bir a poor one at that.
  2. I use FilemakePro with a Template that came with version 5. Did you develop your own?
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    The bronze in your pocket 2021 pocket change

    One reason early circulating coins are becoming rarer is the Coin Reclamation program from the mint. https://www.royalmint.com/corporate/circulating-coin/coin-reclamation/ They partnered with Vaultex to remove 65% of the circulating CuNi coins over three years. See their video here:
  4. Thanks for flagging this up as I had not seen it and will certainly buy a copy. It will make a good stocking filler!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    His whole site is full of fakes from China. I was interested in Victorian fractionals and bought a “reference set” from Aliexpress and see him listing some.
  6. I have been buying the silver bullion series along with bullion Britannia’s. They are lovely designs but the realisation in bullion is sadly the smooth shiny finish the mint now favours. They look spectacular as proofs but I am tired of paying the huge mark-ups expected by the mint.
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    Antiques Roadshow - Coins

    Did you notice that the 1933 penny had signs of verdigris? Clearly they are not looking after it well enough. I volunteer to take car of it for them!
  8. whitedb

    more FAKES

    I have a set of fake wreath crowns that are very good, it puts me off collecting them as I am not enough of an expert to be sure of what is genuine. I collect copper pennies and have a set of the pre 1860 imitations and a few later ones. They are good but with these I can spot the fakes easily. I keep them all in a box labelled Chinese Fakes.
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    more FAKES

    Fake Victorian crowns on eBay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Crowns-Coins-1898-1899/323292940557?hash=item4b45c2c90d:g:1x8AAOSwxllbGkn- I’ve seen similar on AliExpress’s website.
  10. whitedb

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    More fakes, this time Victorian crowns: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victorian-Crowns-Coins-1898-1899/323292940557?hash=item4b45c2c90d:g:1x8AAOSwxllbGkn- Described as over 100 years old, probably more like 100 days.
  11. Yes you can. What bowser are you using and what is the operating system?
  12. whitedb

    My Latest Acquisition

    Zookeeperz, how do you “deal” with the verdigris spots?
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    more FAKES

    1797 Cartwheel Penny - Looks like a fake to me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1797-Cart-wheel-Penny-Coin-Antique-Old-Copper-King-George-III-Royal-Mint-London/312080411819?hash=item48a9712cab:g:NgoAAOSweRhanEmO The Chinese copies are getting better and better and this coin does not look right to me.
  14. Colin Cooke still list them for sale, £24.99, copper or gold alloy. Your choice.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    They are coming from China, you can find them on Aliexpress.com. I bought a wreath crown and the recent 1869 and 1933 pennies ($3 each) from China just to see what we are dealing with. They are getting better and might foool some people. Talking of 1933 pennies, what about this one for £800 item no 263179627692. https://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=263179627692&isNewKw=1&mfs=GOCLK&acimp=0&_trksid=p2053742.m2428.l1313.TR0.TRC0.X263179627692&sqp=263179627692 Funny how they can't take a good photo of the reverse or spell for that matter.