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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. mick1271

    Mint error tom kitten

    It is called ghosting .The displacement of the metal when struck can show the design on either sign of the coin .Its normally caused by there being more metal on the raised design and the metal on the fields being thinner .Its simply the metal distorting when the coin is struck .Was common on the early George v pennies ,till they changed the design .I have seen quite a few of these on facebook forums ,so they probably are not a rarity .Its also possible that if its a design flaw ,that they all might have a bit of ghosting to some degree.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He has one of the Henry VIII from the scarcer WRL mint lol. he says its a facsimile ,the people that can't tell its a fake are the same type of people who would need to google facsimile .
  3. I have a 1917 penny with a raised dot at the left of the date .Will need to dig it out and try and get a pic up.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    and another http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1562-ELIZABETH-SIXPENCE-/282597669275?hash=item41cc22399b:g:JVwAAOSw2WBZg5Vq
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    I do like a good coin book .It sounds just what I need .
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    I have an Edward halfpenny ,London mint with the obverse legend EWARDUS REX .I can't find any info on it ,and I was wondering if this was a debased continental copy .I doubt I will be able to put any pics up ,but I might try and scan it if needed .Didnt cost much ,and its not a great grade , but I do like to be able to put a label to these things .
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    They are not normally what I collect,but I do like to trawl ebay picking up cheap unidentified detector finds to try and work out what they are .This one though ,had me stumped .will need to pick up a copy of a decent edward hammered book .
  8. mick1271

    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    thank you , wouldn't have bothered me if it was a continental copy , but that's even better .I know its not the greatest of conditions , but for £2.84 ,I can't complain
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    Hoping I havn't wasted my £2.64 on it LOL.
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    quite crude lettering as well .will try and add pics,if I can get clear enough ones .its not a great condition as it is ,but it is clear EW with no D .
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    EWARDUS REX halfpenny

    yes , no D .Thats why i'm thinking a continental copy.
  12. mick1271

    Secondhand resale

    at the turn of the year ,the 2009 sets were going for nearer the £300 mark .I sold mine a few weeks ago for £215 ,which was still a decent mark up from the £39.95 I paid RM for it .The prices are dropping slowly , but the demand still seems to be there .I agree that new collectors don't seem to be able to see past the modern shiny commemorative coins .I am admin on a coin group on FB ,and have had a few discussions with so called experts about the investment value and so called rarity of the decimal commemoratives .I cant possibly see how a kew gardens 50p ,of which all are still available and 99% are in high grade can maintain a £65-75 price .Especially when the 1992 EEC 50p with half the mintage and a large percentage have been withdrawn from circulation are only selling for £55 .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    there is another http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/hammered-silver-coin-1562-Elizabeth-1st-Sixpence/263116385189?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083358%26meid%3D395c89b9d17c48de8b9c60bf5ebd526f%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D302402867730
  14. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    he has relisted saying that he has been told by another ebayer that it is a repro .Might have been an honest mistake after all.
  15. I have a few of these that I had picked up over the years .Including a nice 2p with a lot of build up on it .Didn't think they would be worth the hassle of trying to sell though.
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    Maria thaler coin 1780

    The middle shield shows it is a more recent restrike .
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    Maria thaler coin 1780

    If it is in relatively good condition , then it will probably be a restrike .They were still minting them up till 2000 if i recall rightly.Nearly 380 million have been minted . You can normally tell by the shape of the shield whether it is an early restrike or a later one .A picture would help.
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    Oldest coin you received in change/spent?

    Not a coin , but got a nice condition clydesdale bank fiver from 1996 in my change last month .They have been withdrawn from circulation for a good while , but I happily pocketed it . Obviously not been circulating for 21 years .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Great-Britain-1864-Queen-Victoria-Full-Silver-Gothic-Florin-/232424940675?hash=item361d9b2483:g:QxEAAOSwPR5ZeIyA this one ?
  20. 13.6 grams .non magnetic .It has the right die combination ,but has less ridges on the milling on the edge.
  21. Thanks for the info .That explains it .
  22. As I said ,the rim does seem to be slightly thicker (not sure if the rest of the coin is also the same ) .It would be nice if it could be verified as one of his ,as he was reasonably local to me ,but it seems a lot more was known about his later florins enterprise than his earlier works lol .