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  1. I have dabbled azda but don't know enough to make any serious investment/gamble. That said, with the current price jumps I'm up about 300% today but have been down by 50% in the past.

  2. 2 hours ago, Rob said:

    I've got the NC on a CD, but Sod's law saw my computer with a CD drive die soon after I got it. :(

    Now I need to find someone with a CD drive to get it onto a memo stick or something I can use to download and print things off before the drives no longer exist.

    As paddy said just get a USB DVD drive, no more than £22 ish. My main PC doesn't have a DVD drive so I use a USB external drive.

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  3. 13 hours ago, jelida said:

    I’m really not convinced that Facebook offers the useful archive of information going back years that the forum does, and its excellent search facility. However I don’t use Facebook for coins…..any particularly recommended groups?


    Hi Jerry,

    Here are a few of the more useful and/or busy ones.





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  4. 19 hours ago, mick1271 said:

    There is also a guy on one of the predecimal FB sites "showing off" an 1863 proof penny along with a pic from Baldwins of one previously sold .Even after being told that it isn't a proof , and isn't the same coin from Baldwins ,he still isn't backing down lol . It is also on sale on ebay .The fact it isn't even EF , should be a bit of a giveaway .


    I know nothing on Pennys so advised him to join here to get an expert opinion on his coins.

  5. 18 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    Ok, let me just start by saying that I am not able technically (old-fashioned me!) but perhaps someone can assist with possibly screenshooting some of the commentary where on Facebook there is a fellow on "Half crown Appreciation Society" group that somehow thinks he has a GENUINE 1952 Half crown. It is one of those knock-off poor copies not labelled as such with the atrocious bust of G6. The reverse is alright and the toning suspect but I could not believe some of the comments.

    Although it does make me wonder about the actual currency piece that Colin Cooke had for a bit and is written up still on his site. How in the world did it get out into circulation and even more strange how did it manage to be out in channels long enough to pick up that much wear and not be discovered; I also note that it does not appear to be a circulated proof or to be of any special manufacture.

    I replied on the post but was talking about a totally different coin due to how facebook showed the posts.  I likely, unintentionally, added to the confusion. Sorry!

  6. 18 minutes ago, TomJJ said:

    Yes I totally agree , sadly I’m genuinely struggling to find any BU 1938 … I’ve been searching for several years now , this is why I thought it would be simpler just to purchase a slabbed coin . 

    Likely a daft question but have you tried a lot of the main dealers out there? A few of 1938 Farthings listed as BU for sale but without pictures so you would need to request them.

  7. 4 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    The E over E is of very little interest, repunched legend characters being so common. However the underlying R (or is it a B?) really does make it a very interesting variety. Is it in Davies or is it a new discovery?

    I dont have my copy of Davies to hand but @DrLarry posted about this a while back. Be interesting to see what the forum thinks, is it a B or R? Im leaning towards R.

  8. 13 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    Thanks for that. That's basically what I have used  in the past other than the wedge shaped wooden block. I have always thought the secret is in the lighting.  This is where  the angled block will help. I assume you  adjust the camera  angle as well  to ensure it is normal to the coin's surface. I will try that .

    Many thanks,




    Yes that's the case, the lens is at the same angle as the block so the coin appears 'flat' and lined up to the lens. This means I can get more light from the lamp.

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  9. On 4/22/2023 at 11:35 PM, ozjohn said:

    Snap. Your photographic technique is much better than mine as per my recent post "Another Find in my Coin Cabinet"  that featured the coin below. It was photographed with my iphone although I have a Sony mirrorless camera with a macro lens all mounted on a tripod. The results are disappointing and any tips would be welcome

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    Happy to try and help. I spoke with @Paulus for a number of hours in then past about this. I use black neoprene as the back ground as its chemically inert. I use a desk mounted day light led lamp I use from another hobby (28mm war gaming) as the light source. I have my DSLR camera on a tripod with a macro lens. I then place the neoprene on a wooden block cut at an angle that allows me to position the light source directly over the coin but leave the coin flat in relation to the camera lens. I usually take 4 or 5 shots of each side and decide which is the best before cropping them down and joining them.

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