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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    no problem ,I will scan it tomorrow (was just about to head to bed) . The ribbon knot and bottom of the bun seem to have more detail than the wear would suggest it should .I think I will need to dig out the other ones I have filed away as doublers ,it is beginning to get more complicated ....and interesting lol.
  2. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    I take it you mean on the hair ribbon . Yes ,it is centred . didn't think to check that ,although I had noticed before that some were off-centre
  3. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    The top 2 should have been easy enough . the last one is a bit of a state . I also got 2 1860 pennies with them , but they were easy enough to work out (f13 and f15 ). I suppose that practice makes perfect .
  4. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    I thought you had the numbers wrong . I went with the die combinations . I have an F22 AND 33 ,didn't have a F29 .Freemans, although very informative , can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes .
  5. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    looks like I was well off . still a result ,as I dont have a 6+d .
  6. mick1271

    1861 BUNHEAD ID'S

    After another look ,I think I have them wrong lol .I am sure if I wait another hour ,I will come up with another set of die combinations .
  7. mick1271

    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 .
  10. mick1271

    1908 Penny (take 2)

    Looks like an F164a ..1*+C .nice.
  11. I am beginning to think that the blue boxes I have seen are just discoloured / sun bleached green ones .
  12. mick1271

    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
  13. mick1271

    1825 over 6 shilling it exists

    I don't see it ,I see a damaged 6 .
  14. 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 .
  15. 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 .
  16. mick1271

    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.
  17. A good grade ,but not uncirculated .Looks cleaned to me , but it may just be the quality of the photo.
  18. mick1271


    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 .
  19. mick1271

    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)
  20. mick1271

    Time to sell my spare pennies

    Pennies arrived today .many thanks Richard .
  21. mick1271

    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.
  22. mick1271

    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 .
  23. 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.