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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. Got these in a job lot of Roman detector finds . Can't seem to find any info on them .Uniface and 12mm across . any help is much appreciated .
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    ID help

    I knew they weren't Roman , the lot also had an old farthing token and some sort of small advertising medal amongst them.
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    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    The stolen coins (apart from ones sold at the fair )are on the BNTA stolen coins page . http://www.bnta.net/index.cfm?do=ShowStolen&id=255&title=Robbery at Midland Coin Fair, 9th January 2022 | BNTA
  4. It is probably cheaper to buy an old Mahogany sideboard (and scrap it for timber) , than buy new seasoned Mahogany .Which is ok if you are making your own , but probably a hassle if you are producing commercially . I ended up using Meranti , while not a true Mahogany , has similar properties (nowhere near as attractive though) .
  5. Just finished on Ebay . Another 1843 DFF . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1843-Penny-Rare-Key-Date-Victoria-Copper-1d-/384429259396?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=QHhtngcS8aTFaFPmnC4cbL47a7U%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
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    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    Hi Paddy . I will take A . Thanks Mick
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    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    sorry to be a pain , could you stick up pics of the other 2 , or pm me them . thanks Mick
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    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    Hi Paddy , could you post a pic of the best one please.
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    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    Do you have any left Paddy ?
  10. I had a quick look at the obvious ones in Krause .Canadian 1 cent is a flat topped 3, Jamaica is different and Guernseys 1903 was done by Heatons .If it is a punch for a foreign one , it will take a bit of work or good luck to find it.
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    1905 Halfcrown

    Looking for a 1905 Half crown .Not looking for anything special , just a gap filler .There is a dealer selling some for £325 on Ebay , but would prefer to ask about before I buy one .Something similar for a bit cheaper (preferred) , or something a touch better for the same price . Many thanks Mick https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284108174604?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=585599426080&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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    1905 Halfcrown

    Would probably set you back £500 nowadays.My 1905 florin has the same sort of colour /tone .
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    1905 Halfcrown

    I got a nice 1904 penny that was advertised like that .I asked for pics and the seller sent me 3 to choose from .If he had told me it was pot luck , I wouldn't have bothered. I would have went down the same route with these. I am struggling to find one within my budget . Michael Gouby has a couple , but they are no better grade /price than the ebay ones . I have found a few other dealers wanting more for poorer examples. The more I look , the ones on Ebay are looking more reasonably priced (at least for the better ones). I would normally pick this type of thing up at my local collectors fairs , but they stopped due to Covid , and aren't starting up again .Scotland has only a handful of dealers and even less collectors fairs .
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    1905 Halfcrown

    Not my thing , although I do have a 1933 penny of oriental origins .Collecting on a budget can be frustrating at times .
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    1905 Halfcrown

    Looking at past results .ones in similar condition are £150 -250 .I know they were slightly pricey and massively overgraded as well .Hence why I thought I would ask on the forum first .The lack of collectors fairs up north is making it harder to pick up bargains.
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    ebay clearout

    The F25 and 1865 pennies are better than what I have .I have stuck a couple of bids on them to remind me to keep an eye on them . Even if I don't win them , I will at least bid them up a bit.
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    Looking for a couple to complete my date run. Not looking for anything great .Fair to fine will do .As long as they are not holed , polished or corroded .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    Finally got an 1845. That's me completed my penny date run . Now to upgrade them lol .
  19. I had the Pfizer one (1st dose) about 6 weeks ago .Felt fine the next day , apart from a bit of a sore arm .The following couple of days , I felt like I was coming down with the flu .Was even laid up in bed for most of the 2nd day .Hopefully the next one isn't as bad .
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    More Pennies

    Couple of newbies .Been after a decent 1904 for a while (at a fair price ). And picked up a low grade 1909 ON'E Penny .I saw it when I bought my better one , and it was still unsold 2 weeks later (so I decided to add it to the pile) .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    Sometimes you just get lucky .I will get one eventually , so I will just plod along upgrading the rest of my collection as I go.
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    I thought after getting the 1843 , 49 and 56 ,they would be easier . I did see a few 1837's , but they were either high grade (and out of my price range) or went for more than I thought they were worth . I was 2nd bidder 3 times in a row on ebay (at over £70) for ones that were less than fine , but of a grade I could live with.Book price of a Fine 1845 is £15 , but that is highly unrealistic .I will hopefully get one about Fine for £50-60 .........eventually .
  23. Top four are boxed . 2 green , 2 burgundy .Last one is from a proof set .I had a couple of dozen , but kept 4 because of the different box types .Matchbox type and lift off lid ,in each colour .Looks like verd on the proof set one , but it must be my photographic skills as it isn't visible on the coin itself .
  24. I have dug my four boxed ones out .Looking at the dragons wing webbing alone .One has all the webbing .one is missing a part of a section , one is missing a full section and the other is missing 2 sections .I will stick pics up when I get a chance .