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  1. Email sent. Thanks for your help.
  2. I have recently acquired a Great Britain 1887 6p. The coin has been described by NGC as Jubilee Head & Wreath where it is, in fact, a Jubilee Head and Shield (withdrawn type). What is the process for getting this error rectified?
  3. Picked up a nice 1717 sixpence (raw) at the Spink NY auction and a nice 1819 sixpence (MS65) at Heritage yesterday.
  4. What is the difference between: "Best in Category" and "NGC Best in Category" ?
  5. I read your awful news a couple of hours ago and, to be quite honest, I'm a bit lost for words. I have admired your collection for some time as well as your passion for quality. As a collector of British coins, I know how unique some of them are. I can only hope that whoever acquires your pieces will have the same appreciation for them as you do. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Charles
  6. I had a similar situation. Is there any way to find out what happened?
  7. I have four coins that are ex: Willis (Glendining's, 10/7/91). They are all sixpences, 1845 (MS65), 1869 (MS64), 1876 (MS64) and 1879 (MS64). I bought them at the auction but sent them into NGC just last year. I have one ex: Newman (1892 sixpence, MS63) and one ex: Ernst Otto Horn (1824 sixpence, MS65). I make a point of recording provenance on my database and have coins from other named collections such as Bole and Bursell. Not sure what constitutes "well known".
  8. Jaggy

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    And thanks for our very prompt attention to this!
  9. Jaggy

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    I have been looking at the scores for the 1726 Great Britain sixpence (see Great Britain Sixpence Type Set) and the score for the AU50 is higher than for the AU53 or AU55. Same for the 1717 and 1720/17.
  10. This may be true for US coins but, as a collector of UK coins, I have not noticed the same phenomenon whether it be in US auctions or UK ones.
  11. I was the under-bidder on that coin but, as it was not central to my collection, I had put a cap on what I was willing to spend.
  12. I was tracking a number of coins but prices were generally a bit too 'robust' for me. I did pick up one coin which is an upgrade - 63 to 65 - and at a price which I thought was reasonable. I have also made 'raw' purchases at London Coins and DNW as well as from a couple of dealers so we will see how I get on with the grading. As a general comment, quality seems to be commanding premium prices and that is true of Heritage and the UK auctions. As collectors we will need to adjust our price expectations to that reality.
  13. For reference works, I would suggest: English Silver Coinage: Since 1649. 6th edition ("ESC"): Bull. and British Silver Coins Since 1816: Davies. For dealers, there are a number of highly reputable ones in the UK. However, for the most part, they will have 'raw' and not 'certified' coins. I have personally bought from RP Coins and AMR Coins. In the USA, you are more limited. However, Atlas has some very nice, if expensive, coins. Other sources: auction houses Heritage (USA), DNW and London Coins(UK) often have nice Victorian coins.
  14. First of all, it is a nice looking coin. Mintage was 2,182,968 so it does not seem to be a rare coin. That said, I had a look at the DNW and London Coins auction archives in the UK and this date does not come up for auction very often. And your coin is nicer than any of the other examples I saw on those sites. I also had a look at the Heritage database and could only find three that were auctioned in the last 5 years. However, despite the apparent scarcity, their prices were not as strong as I might have expected. My guesstimate is that the value of your coin is somewhere between $250 and $350 and maybe closer to the upper figure given that it does not come up for auction all that often and that might attract florin collectors.