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JohnA last won the day on January 12

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  1. Is this coin real? I see a lot of these on ebay but mostly worn to nothing or very expensive. I forgot how much I paid. I think around $15 and not on ebay.
  2. I tapped mine on the edge with a hammer.
  3. The cute little 3-pence has less wear than it's older brother, but it has been cleaned and not gradable. The sixpence has nice tone and i need that variety. Maybe an AU-58.
  4. This coin is so nice. I'll have a look around buying one
  5. Here are some close-ups of what wear is an MS 63. This coin also has some rainbow toning.
  6. Very nice. I guess conservation will fix the spots.
  7. A few odd coins in the Saturday mail. Shame that the sixpence looks cleaned. The other two are keepers, though.
  8. I love the design of Britannia in the bottom 2, compared to the later. Even though that's nice too. I think the earlier version she is more at peace. Beckoning the ship in. The later one she is sitting but prepared to spring up for battle. Her gear ready.
  9. "The Case of the Fraudulent Bank Note"
  10. A few of my favorite things.... 1953 set; 1970-71 sets; 1887 Farthing
  11. See?...US coins can be just as pretty as the British stuff
  12. I hope the sovereign reaches MS condition in grading. The 1/2 sovereign is my second. The first was a MS 61, I sold. The 6 Pence I would have thought was cleaned, at least the obverse. [Unscrupulous people back in the day used to gold-plate the 6 pence to look like a 1/2 sov. The RM changed to a different back design on the 6 pence later in the year.] The 1/2 Crown looks great.. I hope it's legit toning.
  13. The Crown is nice...if I can get rid of that ugly AU-55
  14. Adding to my 1887 collection. I like this year because it was Sherlock Holmes' first year. My first ever full sovereign, though I had a 1/2 graded MS 61. I think the Crown is MS 61. I had a Crown MS 63 that was similar wear. I'll regrade that. The Penny might be AU-55 or maybe MS 61 on a good day. The sail boat has nice detail. Not bad for a raw penny.