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  1. Anybody here spot this? Sadly pulled after only a day, a reasonable example. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224454520580?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Some quite sophisticated fakes from this seller I think. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203445604907?hash=item2f5e4d922b:g:xDUAAOSwUS5gli0T Jerry
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I wonder where it is now 😉😇. Jerry
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    That’s very useful thanks Mike. Jerry
  5. Looks like F10 to me; this kind of careless die repair could easily be found on F10 though I haven’t seen it before. Jerry
  6. Maybe the vendor, who is a forum member, will note your interest. Jerry
  7. No, missed that! What was it like, any link? Jerry
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    Opinions requested.... VIGTORIA

    It does, but difficult to be really sure when this worn. Have you tried slanted light across the coin ? Jerry
  9. Shaker or Nonic pint. I already have four separate opportunities to try them out in the diary for next week, I’m going to be busy and a little unsteady. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Not so much the polished coin, but look at those nails! Surely she could have made some effort....https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/victoria-d-g-1879-coin/133717373984?hash=item1f222d3420:g:KhQAAOSwi91gbLtZ Jerry
  11. I suspect that ‘Gentleman’s Choice’ , capitalised, refers to a named collection created by some individual who otherwise wishes to remain anonymous, a bit like the ‘North Yorkshire Moors’ collection recently sold at auction. I quite like these suggestions that might provide the inspiration when naming my own collection. https://raregoldcoins.com/blog/2016/11/18/the-top-ten-list-of-bad-coin-collection-names Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Now I would normally cry ‘forgery’ regarding this gold hammered coin from an old family collection, but it has been verified by three professional numismatists so it must be OK. I would normally have some doubts about a couple of his sold coins too, but their buyers are happy so they are obviously good. Is my cynicism waning in my advancing years? Or is my liedar not correctly calibrated? Is lockdown tea-totalling not good for my health? Surely I need to be told.......... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1656-Hammered-Gold-crown-of-Commonwealth-of-England/254903874296?hash=item3b597472f8:g:cXgAAOSwt5ZgS58u Jerry
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    I would say that will do fine for the time being, it’s a decent German brand. Over time you will come across the various alternatives, from card envelopes up to coin cabinets, and something else might take your fancy. But you do need to find some way of recording variety, price, provenance etc with the coin, perhaps using adjacent pockets for a card coin ticket or similar. Jerry
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    Welcome. Plenty of attractive coins in the shilling series, but as others will also tell you, buy the best condition coins you can afford; for 20th century coins I would suggest at least EF and preferably uncirculated . Every coin has to stand on its own merits. And don’t believe what Ebay sellers tell you, learn to grade coins for yourself and be genuinely critical. Buy a copy of ‘Grading British Coins’ referenced at the top of this page and published by the forum owner. And get to a coin fair when practical, the Midland Coin Fair may be a couple of hours but a worthwhile day out and you will learn a lot. Best of luck, and don’t be afraid to post your acquisitions here. Jerry