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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. 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 .
  2. 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 .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    Finally got an 1837 , just an 1845 left to get .
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    £440 .Decent example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COIN-UNITED-KINGDOM-ONE-PENNY-BRITANNIA-EDWARD-Vll-BRONZE-1909-/154328988309?hash=item23eeb97a95%3Ag%3ARxkAAOSwagJgJqJA&nma=true&si=zGNhOPeEfsB5VMffTHlQjngAylU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Having a look on Richards site . The hand on rev D has more pronounced knuckles on the front , rev E it seems to be more of a straight line . Also the r/h/s trident prong on D points to a gap , but on E it points to a tooth .The hand difference would probably be noticeable on coins with more wear ,but if you can't tell whether the 1 points to a tooth , it is doubtful you could work out where the trident is pointing .
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    It wasn't a type I had , so had a quick look on ebay for newly listed buy it nows . There was 2 within the first dozen . One quite worn , but the other was better , but not as nice as yours .Less than a fiver ,so not a hard decision .
  7. A cheap ebay purchase to fill a gap (didn't actually have an F10) .T over T in Victoria .Michael Gouby mentions it in his book , but on a different Obverse (F15, obv 4 ).After reading this, I am confused about whether it is an F10 or 15 . LC WYON on Truncation seems to rule out F15 though .
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    More Pennies

    Didn't know it was a member . I like to keep a watch on these sort of things .Even if it is just to find out how much they end up going for .(usually well outwith my budget lol )
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    More Pennies

    Missed that , but I was keeping an eye on an 1860 missing colons which vanished as well .
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    Various rarer Freeman and Gouby varieties for sale...

    They might have done better sold separately , but might not have been worth the extra hassle. They may be low grade , but it is an easy way to fill a few gaps in one go .
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    Various rarer Freeman and Gouby varieties for sale...

    There is a few I am missing , but some I have (like the 7 over 7, 2mm and bisecting 8).I will keep an eye on it, and the very least bid it up a bit lol.
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    2021 Unc set mystery

    I have seen that the packaging error on the sets is a spelling mistake .Televison instead of television for the Logie Baird coin .
  13. I had noticed that , but put it down to wear as it has been through the wars a bit.Interesting to know that it is a known anomaly .It was worse than that , but some acetone took the worse of the gunk off .
  14. Not quite an acquisition of the week , but another one that was in the bulk lot that threw up the F28 earlier in the year . 1831 W.W Penny .Not the prettiest (especially the reverse) ,but it fills a gap, that would probably have never been filled .
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    2021 Unc set mystery

    I didn't know they were issuing one with the 1969 obverse. I bought a Bunc one because of the design and theme . Not the sort of thing I normally go for , but I do hang onto any commemorative coins I get in my change (few and far between nowadays)
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    1818 George III halfcrown

    There is a lot of 1818 fakes .They are good ,but they all have a couple of things in common .A broken garter belt at PENSE and a dink on the forehead . Yours have neither , so looks alright .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    I saw that one .Yeh ,it is a bit more than I would be willing to pay .There is a low grade one in a mixed lot , but ,I don't fancy bidding on a lot just for one coin that might be lower grade than I would be happy with . I will get them eventually (in a grade and price I am happy with) ,might just take a while .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I know nothing about these sort of things , but apart from it being highly overpriced , it also looks like a really poor fake .
  19. While I was on . A wee bit of de-lamination on this one .
  20. I saw that one .Put a bid of a couple of quid on it just so I could get a closer look (if I won it) .
  21. I had a 1974 or possibly 75 proof set with a flyer from the mint advertising the 1970 proof set for sale . So they were still selling ,if not minting them a few years later .I am sure I read somewhere that they started minting them after the 1971 proof set was issued , and kept minting them while demand lasted .
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    1875 F79 Penny

    They are easy to spot , even in poor condition (as long as the exergue and the sea level is visible , it creates an unbroken band straight across the coin) .My one can only be described as very poor but it is easily identifiable .There always seems to be a couple of equally poor condition ones on ebay , when I look to see if I can find an upgrade .