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  1. I must have missed something. Seems like a good coin but looks like someone spotted something on this coin that I could not put a finger to. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-1902-LOW-TIDE-PENNY-BRITISH-COIN-FROM-EDWARD-VII-UNC/311179591643?_trksid=p2060778.c100276.m3476&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140725133651%26meid%3D826f21de104b404a908a46f02a7292cb%26pid%3D100276%26prg%3D20140725133651%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D311163010150 Did you see anything strange with this one?
  2. Some of you know me as a Penny collector (Nut), however among other things I do like to travel a bit, read ancient scriptures and regularly explore the hidden depths of my spirituality. I also follow the bullion and currency markets (though I don't indulge in any financial speculation put simply I don't gamble). Through this forum I have come across some very switched-on blokes and I thought we should have something going about the markets. I am keen to get something going about the property market. 3 major economies (China, Canada and Australia) are on the verge of a property bubble pop, all major stock markets are bleeding and OPEC forecasts flat oil prices for the foreseeable future. So back to my question what's your gut feeling about the UK property market and the collectibles market? Your 2p's worth please!
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    Anyone looking to swap pennies? I have the following 1797 - MS 63 RB - PCGS 1862 - MS 64 RB - NGC 1866 - MS 64 RB - PCGS 1895 2mm - MS 63 BN - NGC and a few others. Drop me an IM if you are interested in any of these with what you are willing to swap.
  4. All, I came across this lot and found it strange that the shillings and a few other bits have gone missing. Anyone know how much this set is worth please? Also does anyone have a copy of the Norweb catalogue. I am after lot 43. http://www.goldbergcoins.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/48/lot/106036/ Thanks in advance. P
  5. Prax

    Lowly beginner in need of guidance

    The QE II (post decimalisation) series is the best for a newbie in my opinion. Good luck and welcome to the hobby.
  6. I agree with that Pete, as that’s bound to be the case when you have pretty much the entire series for sale. The F71 as you know is 10 a penny in low grades but I am a big fan of coins graded by PCGS in MS65 and above, which she was :-) I did speak to Mr Paisley about unsold lots and he had about 25 coins (of which one was proof – 1881 if I recall correctly) left which I was told he would relist at some point without the bidder premium but I can’t remember if that was after speaking to Steve and acquiring the unsold lots at a fixed price. Obviously Neil makes his money on the premium so I guess he will look at getting a reasonable discount on the unsold lots. There was also some talk of listing the unsold lots with LCA without reserve, so we’ll have to watch le space. I am really super glad that so many forum users supported Steve by bidding on (or buying) his coins.
  7. Most of the other lots no one seemed interested for instance Lot 84 F71, Lot 87 F79 and Lot 103 F111; but I had to have them because they were in better grades to mine.
  8. Hardly difficult to see why that would happen. There was also a massive Shilling sale on LCA a few years back and following that was a massive Maundy sale. We've also seen some penny sales recently, I can think of at least 4 quality sales in the last 3 years. I am sure a few years will pass before we see so many collections come to the market in such quick succession.
  9. Cheers Colin - I've got hold of the info I needed. Top forum this for anything coins
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    You have mail Will do Scott, it will have to be a heavy flan 1967 or a missing waves in UNC
  11. Lovely coins especially the LCW on foot.
  12. Thanks Pete. I think this is the ex Norweb set less the missing Shillings and thruppenny bit. Someone I know wanted one of these sets. But he seemed to think it was lot 43 of the Norweb sale that I had to refer. I will look for both lots 43 and lot 1165. That was very helpful. Thanks again.
  13. Vicky I did indeed go a bit berserk with the sale. Can't blame me , Stevie had some stunners and I would have waited a very long time to find better specimens of some varieties that I acquired. Not too sure what's happening with the images. I will try adding another I got off Stevie to see if it's any better on your mac. Previously I copy pasted the image links into the textbox this time this time I will add the links slightly differently (by linking content).
  14. A busy few weeks with the family and festivals. No major purchases in the last 2 months though I did go for a few upgrades. I also won 10 lots from Steve's auction including this beauty. I hope Steve (@Accumulator) won't mind me using his photos now that I have his coin I have to write to him to get the provenance for my winnings. I hope the auction was a grand success for Steve and I am glad I did my part
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    They are desperate no doubt else they wont drag Jo Cox into the mix.
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    I am told banks are going to get hammered after the doom and gloom surrounding Deutsche Bank. I don't do shares but even if I did I'd not go within a mile of banking stocks during an election year. Election years bring about some of worst recessions so would want to see what the economy does during Nov.
  17. Ummmm been studying lot 131 for the past 10 minutes and I am trying to understand why people are fighting over it
  18. 90% certain that it's not a proof, weak striking around teeth, waves and Britannia's foot. I always look at the rim first because proofs have a very polished yet sharp rim. With veiled heads I've also noticed far more detail on Britannia's foot for instance the toes are clearly cut. http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/img.php?a=152&l=2458&f=r&s=l http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/img.php?a=124&l=784&f=r&s=l Surely you'd think LCA can't get it wrong twice in a row or can they?
  19. All this scare mongering is hardly new and you have to remember that even if the majority votes to leave the PM can still veto the referendum and choose to do what he feels is right. With the referendum we are voting to move that power to veto to the EU and to dilute our democratic rights. This is how it works currently - we elect the PM, the PM asks us for an opinion and then the PM can decide to veto or to honour public sentiment; if the PM decides to veto then it's political suicide because there is little chance of being re-elected and after 4 years tops its bye Mr PM and it stops at that (at least for the most part unless the Queen intervenes etc). If we don’t BREXIT the same scenario changes like this - we elect the PM, the PM asks us for an opinion through a referendum, again he can veto that, if decides not to, then he will still remain just one of x (x being the pool of all representative across the 28 member states) pawns. If we don’t get a majority there we are stuffed and assuming we get a majority at the EU then too our voice hardly matters for the EU council can now have a second chance to veto. What’s worse we can't boot the EU leaders and there would be little point changing our PM too. This is how our democratic rights get diluted and this is actually the crux of the matter and what should form the core of the Leave Campaigners. What's more by not BREXITing we would have squandered the rights of our children too because there won’t be another referendum for another 50 years. When you think of Europe the first things that come to mind are the tulips of Keukenhof, the blonde women of Rotterdam and the weed cakes of Amsterdam. In a nutshell that land of the free and plenty springs to the mind. It's also worth mentioning that the Dutch are one of handful to cap the pay of the super-rich. They make sure no one earns over a certain threshold to ensure the gap between the rich and poor is at check. Yet here's what the EU has done to the Dutch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO4Ayo4mYZg
  20. Should have paid more attention in school - "what is the difference between the European Council, The council of the European Union and the Council Of Europe". In or out is like having a debate about the debate than having a debate on the issues. The way I see it is - there is a requirement for us to hand our democratic rights so that politicians can elect who our leaders would be. For the favour we have would have to put up with the EU creating our laws.
  21. Just been preparing my bids and I noticed that both lot 84 and 85 look like 7+Hs Heaton mint. Lot 84 is possibly not a 7+G as stated. For anyone looking to bid make sure you speak to Steve or Neil before placing bids.
  22. An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment. - David Attenborough
  23. It was I that got the seller’s name wrong :-) It wasn’t Andy S. Pete kindly sent me messages to say he has both of Andy’s 1860 mules. It was indeed Trevor’s sale (why can’t Spink just say Trevor collection as opposed to A Gentleman’s collection) and the mule that I mentioned was https://www.spink.com/lot-description.aspx?id=14007000828