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  1. 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.


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  2. 37 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    I'd rate the second maybe VF or GVF at the most? However, being 1917, it's probably only had the circulation of an EF coin. It's the brown marks that put me right off it.

    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. 🙄☹️

  3. 7 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    I won't comment on the second, but... the first is about as good as it gets. Yes, I know the obverse only looks EF but that's pretty standard for 1917 6d's - the dies were wearing, and it's very very difficult to get a good one. I'd rate it GEF?

    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.

  4. 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.


  5. 4 minutes ago, blakeyboy said:

    I feel maybe the reverse is a little better, but the design may be tricking me.


    There is some wear on the obverse, so 'AUNC' makes no sense to me, and never does.

    If there is wear, surely it hasn't been circulated, and if there isn't, it hasn't???

    Surely it's just binary?


    Sorry I meant to say GEF/AUNC as an overall condition/grade did not mean that the Rev was GEF and the Obv was AUNC🤔

  6. 3 minutes ago, Diaconis said:



    This coin has been looked at and valuated by professional experts of three prominent numismatic agencies and it is identified as it has described here.

    Funny he does not say who they are😕

  7. 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 👍

  8. 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. 

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  9. On 3/2/2021 at 3:02 PM, jaggy said:

    You will be fighting me for a few of them. 😘

    I have identified 11 coins in the March sale that are of interest to me and four that are 'must haves'.

    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😘