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  1. Hi everybody, new guy here. Nice to join your community! So I've worked in jobs for years where i operate a till all day in busy shops/pubs taking peoples monies and counting tills/making floats so i come across quite a bit of coinage most days. Been looking for something new to collect after getting over 300 rocks/crystals and thousands of pokemon cards. anyways I like shiny things so i guessed coins is a nice idea that doesnt ever lose face value so isn't as many risks if i need to sell ever. Last 6 months or so I've been swapping nice coins i come across for my own change from my wallet. I should add I'm very good at giving/taking money and giving peoples change correctly I don't ever use the till to work out change my brain is more reliable and I'm sure to put the correct money in for what i want to swap. Never had any issues with my tills being wrong or missing money etc I'm very careful. All the 1p change people don't wan't always leave the till up anyways. So to the point - I've got a few coins here and I'd just like to see if anybody could help me out with the world of coin collecting. Things listed on ebay or most popular selling sites are way off inflated in value and I'm struggling to understand real values/levels of rarity. For example a coin I have here to talk about is listed for £899 on ebay, exactly what I have infront of me in my hand. from a seller with rather high positive reputable feedback. However i've seen coins for close to face value that seem exactly the same to me. Every coin I have is in nice condition. None are battered and real bad scratched up, I dont take coins like that and to this day still regret leaving a Kew gardens 50p because it wasn't so shiny or clean. In my defence I had just started getting interested and didn't realise what it was at the time. I can update this with pics if/when i work out how to upload/attatch them. First of all I have a 2005 St. Pauls Cathedral £2 coin. It features two errors - writing around side edge of coin is upside down and reads tails side up instead of heads side up. The dots going around the queens head on the center part of coin only go about half way around the queens head. Next a 2014 Lord KItchener £2 coin. 3 errors - Again the writing on side edge is upside down; and the dots around queens head are half missing. Addidionally, the words "YOUR COUTRY NEEDS" are so small and blurred they're nearly unreadable and only the letter U from the "YOU" underneath crosses over into the outer brass section. The bottom of the Y and O are cut off at the end of silver center section into the tiny groove where it meets the brass edge. Now a 2006 Brunel Paddington Station £2 coin that features the arches.This too reads tails sides up making the writing on edge upside down and the dots around the queens head seem to be half in silver coloured middle part and half in copper coloured outer edge. Don't know if this is rare or not I just don't recall ever seeing that before. Just remembered I also have the Gunpowder plot anniversary £2 coin with the "pember" spelling mistake. If any kind person here could give me some info regarding what I have i'd be so appreciative. Also any tips on what to look out for in future - I've looked for ages for a coin forum and this one looks great! Just a general idea of rarity and if its worth holding onto or not or if it actually does have any increased value like ones i've seen listed online. I guess not sadly however as I'm a realist lol. As I said i could upload pics if needed if somebody could kindly tell me easiest way how. i'll just edit this post. OH, I'd also like to ask is there any safe easy way just to give the coins a bit of a clean to get the niice shine back? or is it best to leave them as they are? Just don't want to damage anything. Thanks for reading (:
  2. Hi, I have recently started to take coin collecting a lot my seriously and its my first time posting here and would like some information and knowledge on the 2016 the first world war £2 coin, i have noticed that the text on the side "for king and country" has been printed upside down. i have tried to do my own research on the coin with the misprint but have drawn a blank on all account and i was hoping somebody from this coining community could help. Kind Regards Coventry93
  3. Hi I am new to the forum and to the collecting world I am interested in collecting £2 coins to Great Britain and her Territories near and far Can any one supply me with a list (dated 2000 to date) of over sea's Territories and the £2 coins issued to them. or can I find an up to date book which will list these coins Many thanks Phil