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  1. Hi, so I have an enquiry about coin storage. I currently house my collection in lighthouse self adhesive coin holders, laid down flat in coin trays. However I have noticed that after a year or two some coins have toned quickly or unevenly, often just on one side like. I’ve heard these holders are good for longer term storage - at least for a few years anyway - so i wondered why this was and if there is anything I am doing wrong? And tips for alternative storage as I cannot risk the rest of my collection going the same way. Thanks.
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    Cardboard 2x2 holders effect on toning

    Thank you, also wanted to ask if there is any potential problem of housing these cardboard holders in an album with pvc pages?
  3. (by not genuine I mean not bank of England issue). Could have been a contemporary forgery issue of the time.
  4. In my opinion, the counter mark is not genuine but the host coin certainly is.
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    1934 Wreath Crown Fake or Genuine

    NGC obviously get it wrong, on occasion, however I feel as though your 1934 Wreath crown is genuine and that perhaps the picture is responsible for the issues. This, or it's a really good fake.
  6. Hard to tell, but in my opinion this was done at the mint, as it is not clean hole and would be hard to achieve cracks like that.
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    Good dealer. I have bought many items from Buckscoins at York Racecourse coin fair, and all have been good prices and quality. There are many worse dealers you could use!
  8. Any but 2693. Although I do find this can be quite subjective, so whichever looks best in your eyes.
  9. Hi everyone, I have recently purchased this 1902 crown. I need help with the grade & value, because... The coin unfortunately features a few edge knocks, so my question is: does this affect the grade - because grading, I have always been made to believe, is based on detail; and more importantly, how much does this affect the value? Here is the front:
  10. Hi, I have recently bought a 1900 penny (see pictures) from a 30p box as I found the countermark interesting. After trying to search the numbers on the internet, however, nothing comes up. Does anyone have any idea of what "EC654 66" means, or why it would be printed on a coin?
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    1900 Penny Countermark Identification Help!

    By the way, there also seems to be something on Britannia's arm and what looks like a tiny signature or scribble near QV's head.
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    Beginner to collecting - 50p question

    Is your coin the EEC 50p?
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    Beginner to collecting - 50p question

    The 50p coins before 1997 (including "New Pence" design) were larger than our current circulated coins. They are about twice as thick and are wider, too.
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    CGS Again

    I've considered buying one, but as you said the price is very off putting.
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    A Coin From Judas?

    Either that or a museum replica. I've seen many of them without even a stamp on them to say they're fake.
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    George 1V Gold Sovereign

    I would definately go around the 2k - 3k mark. Nice obverse.
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    'Extremely rare' £2

    I can imagine you were quite pleased to have received it, of all of the modern coins she could have given you!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-genuine-Old-gold-Georgivs-III-Dei-Gratia-Spade-Genuine-Coin-170-year-/251759312100?pt=UK_Antiques_DecorativeAntiques_Collectables_EH&hash=item3a9e063ce4&nma=true&si=a4CKpiil10jV9lri%252BvRNlbAcmLU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Another non paypal accepter. Having a look at the coin, I just don't think its genuine. The portrait looks too much like the brass fakes. Opinions please.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/king-George-coin-festive-of-britian-1951-/111598571101?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276 Anyone want a very cheap crown? He says its proof, would we agree? Strange that it would be sold in the green box of normal issue. Plus, I don't think they made any in actual silver? Correct me if I'm wrong. Also, I wonder why he won't accept paypal? Just a bank transfer? Surely if the item is of high value it would be better to use paypal as there is protection in case the receiver claims to have not received it? Not like it's going to sell anyway!!!
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    PCGS vid on coin grading

    I just skipped to the middle, got bored, and went to the end. I personally don't rate a slabbed piece any higher than a loose coin; for me, eye appeal, toning and the general feel of a coin is much more important than minute difference in grade - particularly when some bias or incorrect grading could occur, as has been suggested previously...
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    £20 Silver Coin For £20

    I have to agree, as I remember reading in the CCGB book that the '51 crowns were made with the same die as the 1899 crowns. No doubt this will have been altered slightly for the £20 coin.
  22. I think you've found quite a gap in the market! Just where it was needed, too! I wish you all the best for your shop, and if I ever go to Edinburgh again I'll be sure to pop in.
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    Removing coins from souvenir packaging

    I don't know about albums but some packets are. I was stung when I bought 300 or so PVC flips from eBay, not described as PVC though. Vergedis grew and some green slime appeared - not that bad but a notable difference. I quickly evacuated the coins and binned the packets!
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    Great British & it's Territories

    Good luck in completing it! They might not be as cheap as you think though, as not all can be found in circulation any more. Rather surprisingly to me some of the Island issues can be quite pricey - £15 each ish. And you've got the 2002 commonwealth games set to get; they're £10 - £20 each. I'm sure it would be a really interesting set to have though!
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    Very Old 1912 Penny

    I'd argue it would be worth a bit more than £35, wouldn't it? Maybe £70? Then again, I don't really collect pennies. My best is a 1919KN in fine, or '02 in UNC!