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  1. IanB


    I think you have answered your own question regarding the medieval coins they were found filthy and so to conserve them they had to be cleaned. I have no idea what this cleaning consisted of, might have just been a soak in some sort of liquid or it may have been something a little bit more aggressive. However it needed to be done to preserve them also so that people can visit a museum and view them. in this case it was the right thing to do. On something not so old such as a 1900 penny there is no need to conserve it. Pete makes a good point "if you are not happy buy another one" Having said that if I can flick a bit of verdigris off or soak something in acetone I probably will but I judge each coin before doing so and have left many with their natural look even if it is green🤔. I disagree with your comment about any bright 100 year old coin being cleaned. In some cases they have just been stored correctly with minimal handling and a bit of luck helping preserve their lustre, personally I don't mind a toned coin
  2. Just received this today all the way from the United States of America. Big Hat Off to Pete for pointing me towards it. Very good price.
  3. Well done Mike, now I know who outbid me😞. Pleased that it went to a Forum member😀
  4. Yes, very slight after the G, not so noticeable in reality but obviously magnified when enlarged.
  5. Hi Cartwheel, just as an extra couple of questions, you say that once the coins are in the coin holders then they are stored flat in coin trays. How are your coin tray then stored, are they in a cupboard or left out somewhere? The reason I am asking is it may be another factor that is causing the toning especially as you say it's often on one side. I would have guessed that Lighthouse would have become aware if there was a problem with their holders or the adhesive they are using. Are they genuine Lighhouse holders? Just trying to eliminate possibility Ian
  6. Yes, you are right Pete, a bit odd but it's the best I can photograph at the moment, but it's probably not gold 🤣Will try and get a better photo. You are right again about the different shades. I have some lovely examples of deep dark toning through to lighter shades. But with this one it hard to tell if it's MT or just natural aged toning.
  7. Hi Ian

    has the 1919 H gone?


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    2. IanB


      Sorry Ian, a little bit beyond my budget but thank you for letting me know.


    3. alfnail


      No worries Ian, may I ask what you were hoping to get it for?

    4. IanB


      Not really sure, did not have a figure in my mind. But £600 is just of my price range.


  8. Looks like a pomander https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIQZFA5clbHJsAP153Bwx.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZTgxN3Q0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p=pomander&fr2=piv-web&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF01
  9. I am struggling to find the page on the Heritage website that tells me how much their charges are. Could some one let me know please. thank you. Also what a great collection👍 But also sorry that you are selling it, it must have taken many years to build😢
  10. So my one is as they call it "the companion piece" to your one. If only my one was as high a grade as yours, that would make a decent double act. Will be keeping my eyes open for one
  11. Thanks for clearing that up Pete, so is the small date the one to be looking for?
  12. As you say Pete scarce, especially so in such a high grade. Remind me Pete, I believe there are 3 varieties of this, all with the 8 either over a 3 a 7 or possible over a 9?
  13. I know we don't have one at the moment, but I also know we are investing in technology
  14. Looking more and more like a 9 to me
  15. I work for a University, STEM courses are the future. Will let you know if I manage to swing it
  16. Thank you all for your comments. I am going to keep looking at it for a bit longer. Also going to try and get my work to invest in an electron microscope I am sure it will come in useful, for something. As Pete said its a scarce one anyway, I was just hoping it was one of those really scarce ones that no else one has.