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  1. mick1271

    More Pennies

    Book arrived today ,and the 1858 over 6 was in it .
  2. mick1271

    More Pennies

    The 6th edition was issued in 1968 .I picked one up from a UK seller on ebay for a couple of quid .Should have it in a day or two.
  3. mick1271

    More Pennies

    Pete posted about these on Facebook yesterday . Managed to pick this one up..
  4. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    If it wasn't slabbed, I could possibly understand his confusion , but it tells you on the slab exactly what it is .A silver (s1p) proof penny , not a steel penny missing its cuni coating error .If was was an unclad steel penny , how could it be a proof ??
  5. According to him, he is an expert and everyone else knows nothing lol.
  6. 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 . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285386931951?hash=item427262feef:g:nzMAAOSweS9kovuY&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA4IFQACtYbIRNDZDqMfU1uhWYl%2Bbbmv%2BwcH6QR3z9mgdUb%2ByITgndV4ZKrzr87X99MCvHOg8qC2siVbRWkL4Xq9qw7TdxkwH4%2BFwxy6LlI5tFB29DJwnJ69FHRXS7pph2TUdjK33YeStF5b3wldjhk3w3%2Fej3a2FXPxLim6AAuEH06llLWtgUovgQu8enwuzjl3Se9KlpNx9K4gW3WxgAled%2FmJvqUgk%2F5rvKeiDi%2FJ0GRy5lDViSB2VVxYs56e4b6GBoMRBSqMDRb10K0W%2FmOfLJaNJg8S%2Fd5Q1%2Fu2UaBotM|tkp%3ABk9SR_iVvq6wYg
  7. I joined the group and found the post . The owner didn't know it was a copy , but now appears to be quite content knowing that it isn't real .
  8. I thought that too . Sold as a bog standard 1825 ,(I enlarged the pics for a closer look) so cheap and worth the gamble .
  9. It is quite a nice clear pic , but sometimes even the best photos lie. i will put up some other pics and some microscope pics when It arrives.
  10. While looking at ebay for 5/5 farthings I came across what looks like a 5/3 .Can't find any information on it except that it was alluded to, but not confirmed (that has probably changed as apart from a date run, I don't really bother with farthings ).Will probably be nothing once I have it in hand , but was worth a punt to find out .
  11. There is quite a few high grade ones on ebay just now .Ranging from £17 (fair) to $150 , but most are around the £85-110 mark for EF or better .
  12. mick1271

    More Pennies

    Looks like Obv 2 . Bottom of the rose is cut off , and IT of BRITT tilted forward
  13. mick1271

    More Pennies

    With Heaton buying the machinery from Soho mint after they went out of business, who knows what else they may have purchased . ex Soho coin blanks or unused stock could have been experimented on to see if it was usable .It widens the scope of possible host coins .
  14. mick1271

    The rarest coin you own?

    I normally just go for an example which I am happy with , rather than top grade .So I have quite a few scarce /rare ones but they are not in the sort of condition that would go for decent money . I wouldn't part with anything unless I've got a decent upgrade of it either . Saying that ,the collection has gotten away from me (attempted date runs of every denomonation of milled ). I should probably sell off large parts and settle for better quality of just Pennies (incl variants) and shillings .
  15. mick1271

    Ebay listings explained!!!!

    "Selling for less than book price" going for slightly less than a coin 3 grades higher "from my Grandfathers collection" Modern fake
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