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  1. The New Covid Variant. The fish and chip shop variant is going to batter us and with no Plaice to hide we will be Floundering.

    1917 Sixpences Grading

    I recently picked up 2 1917 Sixpences. One from DNW Auctions and the other off eBay. Would like some help with grading please as I am struggling to ascertain whether I am seeing a weak strike or that they are worn through circulation. Any help would be much appreciated please. Although I have been collecting now for nearly 4 years I still have a lot too learn. I have attempted to grade each one and would appreciate you feedback. This one I have from DNW and have gone for GEF or even possibly AUNC am I close. And this one off eBay as NEF although the blotchy toning on the Obv is a bit off putting.
  3. Bought this off of eBay recently as a space filler. Advertised as 1893 Queen Victoria Re-Strike Sixpence ~ Silver Plated Coin. The coin features on the obverse the Queen Victoria Jubilee head. The reverse features the traditional Crowned design with date. This coin is made out of Brass. I only bought this to fill the cap as I don't thing I will ever be able to afford a decent one for the collection. Just thought I would share this as a record that these are out there, and to show what they look like. I am sure there could be past off as the real thing. At least the seller advertised it as a copy.
  4. Have just noticed that the 1893 sixpence Obv is rotated similar to Queen Victoria's Young Head examples. Just an extra bit of information incase anyone ever see another one. Like picture below.
  5. Hi Nick here is a few details for you diameter 19.32mm, thickness 1.13mm and the weight is 2.5gms. I have also added another picture of the date, best closeup I could get.

    1917 Sixpences Grading

    I agree the rather mottled effect of the toning is very off putting. Just wondered if dipping the coin would improve the look or not. 🙄☹️

    1917 Sixpences Grading

    Thanks for your thoughts on the first coin, I was thinking about the same. As for the second one well I paid far more than I wanted for that one. Then the first one came up in DWN. Sods law just like bus you wait ages for one, then two come along at the same time.😃 I don't mind your comment on the second one, just wanted opinions on grade and condition, so won't be offended whatsoever. Its a good learning curve to get other views.
  8. May have to have a go on these to add to the others from your collection😉

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Funny he does not say who they are😕

    New to collecting - my story so far

    That looks rather a nice coin, with a very nice tone. I think the dealers pictures are all down to the camera and some good lighting setup. As for the grade I would say that its AUNC rather than UNC but I would be happy to have that in my collection 😎. Well done 👍

    New to collecting - my story so far

    It shows the reverse of the shilling further down the listing😀

    New to collecting - my story so far

    Here is one that may appeal to you https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-1887-silver-shilling/143975712750?hash=item21859f07ee:g:ewUAAOSwTSlgSzMZ
  13. Yes I would like to see it as well.
  14. Yes I supported Nick also today. Just had to have some of his lovely Sixpences and Threepences. I managed to get 5 Lots 😍 The most I have ever spent in one go on coins, will be beans on toast for the next month or more.

    New to collecting - my story so far

    Hi Jack, Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of help here, I was in your shoes some 4 years ago and the members here helped me so much giving me guidance on grading etc. I am sure you will enjoy you new hobby. Take a look at the Coin Acquisition of the Week section and you will see many pictures of the type of condition you should be looking for. Don't be afraid to ask questions or advice we all have had to start from somewhere. When I first started I collected all over the place, but soon realised that I just could not collect everything. So now only collect Sixpences, Threepences and Encased Farthings which is much more manageable. Also please post some of you coins for us to see and get advice.
  16. Oops sorry I seem to have posted the same thread twice 😕
  17. I doubt if I will be fighting you for many as I have limited funds, also I am only just dipping my toes in the Victorian era. So I'm like a child in the sweet shop, want everything but with little to spend. But will have a go on a few😘
  18. I doubt if I will be fighting you for many as I have limited funds, also I am only just dipping my toes in the Victorian era. So I'm like a child in the sweet shop, want everything but with little to spend. But will have a go on a few😘
  19. Some cracking good sixpences will have to have a go on a few. 😀

    Question on Teutoburger Münzauktion actions

    There are several small auctions being held on a few coin groups on Facebook that have been going on for a while now. For example there's a 24 hour auction you place your bid and the auction is carried on until a clear. 24 hours is completed without anymore bids. It works like this, you perhaps place a bid of £10 and are the highest bidder. Once you are outbid the clock is reset for another 24 hours. It carries on until there is a clear 24 hour gap with no more bids, and if you are the highest bidder you win the lot. It can go on for a few days. The other auctions are usually set to end on a certain date and time. I have picked up a few nice coins this way .

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    You beat me to it I was going to say that as well🤣

    Happy New Year!


    Old Coin Monthly's still outstanding

    Hi Mike yes anything you have would be great. Thanks for taking the time to have a look.😀