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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    the gradings a bit off lol https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-bun-Head-1893-Penny-aEF/263643012346?hash=item3d62591cfa:g:SL4AAOSwaSZaFy2K
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    Ebay malicious redirects

    I have never had a redirect ,and I am on regularly .
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    1908 Penny (take 2)

    Looks like an F164a ..1*+C .nice.
  5. I am beginning to think that the blue boxes I have seen are just discoloured / sun bleached green ones .
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    1825 over 6 shilling it exists

    I have magnified it ,still dont see anything but a damaged 6 that resembles a 5 .I don't see the normal 5 shape in it , but it has all the characteristics of a 6
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    1825 over 6 shilling it exists

    I don't see it ,I see a damaged 6 .
  8. I was bored after listing the first of 4000 notgeld on ebay. Was surprised to find it , and more surprised by what it sold for .
  9. Dont know if you saw /or bought this .https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jamaica-2002-Proof-8-Coin-Set-1c-Silver-25-Dollars-Women-039-s-Hurdles-500-issued-/391949805523?hash=item5b420767d3%3Ag%3A82UAAOSwFSxaPif5&nma=true&si=HzbUnNJvllh6fzDe9ENxSPogZgc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 they do exist .and a bit pricey at that .
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    What are these strange blotches on hammered coins

    They are not an indicator of forgeries. They are called annulets .common on lots of hammered coins .I am sure they are there for a reason ,and I am sure one of the hammered experts will tell us both why lol.
  11. A good grade ,but not uncirculated .Looks cleaned to me , but it may just be the quality of the photo.
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    When it comes to the mark up on a coin ,it is the dealers coin and he can ask whatever price he wants for it (If someone is happy to pay over the odds,thats up to them).over generous grading and wrongly attributing of varieties etc is different That's false advertising (lying).If they can't grade the coin fairly or can't attribute it correctly , then they shouldn't .
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    what to buy,

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1868-Young-Head-Victoria-1868-Half-Penny-silver-looking/173115181165?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Just sold on ebay ,obviously nowhere near the quality of the one above .I nearly took a punt on it ,but wasn,t sure of its value or whether it was a cuni proof (impaired)
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    Time to sell my spare pennies

    Pennies arrived today .many thanks Richard .
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    Coin dealers in the UK

    In 15 years of collecting ,I have never been overcharged for any coin or note that I have bought (many thousands) .I have overpaid plenty of times though.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Havn't had any dealings with catawiki ,so I had a look at some of there auctions .The straits settlement dollar that states that it is 100% genuine ,but is only 20 grams and poorly cast, doesn't fill me with any confidence they have any expertise ,if they cant weed that out .
  17. I think the Royal Mint would have a better idea about it , if it has come out the mint like that ,it would definitely be of interest to the decimal collectors.
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    Time to sell my spare pennies

    some lovely pennies at very good prices .
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    a pr65 sold on ebay for £89 2 weeks ago .A £2750 mark up is a bit cheeky .
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    It looks like the right coin for the slab ,but its not a vip proof .Its just a normal proof as far as I can see . the seller is saying its one of 6 minted and possibly the finest known , but pcgs say its 9th out of 26 slabbed by them . The seller should / would know this . either the buyer has received a fake coin and slab ,or his issue is it is not as described .
  21. you will need to post a pic on here . I cant see anybody clicking on an external link from a new member .
  22. mines is a 2005 too , still seems a bit steep lol.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    They look ok to me ,but I dont have any high grade Geo III to compare them to. If fake ,they would catch me out ,but if I was spending a couple of hundred on a coin, I would have done my homework 1st .