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1816 Six Pence New Purchase Flashy!

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 Posted 05/16/2019  7:47 pm Show Profile   Check collectinsince65's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add collectinsince65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
New purchase 1816 Six pence..Whatcha all think? First stab at a coin from across the pond 200+ years old!





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 Posted 05/16/2019  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick-up!
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 Posted 05/17/2019  02:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Book value of around $150.
I have a complete portrait set of English / British shillings, Charles 11 - Elizabeth 11, but none anywhere the high condition of the sixpence pictured.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  03:09 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...Elizabeth 11


I know she's been around for a while, but give her a break, okay?
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 Posted 05/17/2019  04:41 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely!
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 Posted 05/17/2019  05:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peter1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Polished to death unfortunately.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need different lighting angles for viewer to be sure polished or not.
I will give the OP the benefit of OK so far.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A well preserved sixpence but Peter's probably right.
Exposure to air and the passing of time will cause silver to tone naturally so nothing 203 years old would be that shiny unless it had been polished.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Re toning will happen after polishing, but I would like to see luster under the toning, if it hasn't been polished.
That is why different lighting angle is needed.
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 Posted 05/17/2019  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. This looks very natural to me in these pics.
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 Posted 05/18/2019  01:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin!
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 Posted 05/18/2019  02:04 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics out of the 2x2 would be in a step in the right direction.
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 Posted 05/18/2019  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Check collectinsince65's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add collectinsince65 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you to all who posted. My gut says that they should be returned to sender?
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 Posted 05/19/2019  05:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add peter1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Caveat emptor.
Unless bought purely for intrinsic value.
What worries me is that people have commented that they can't see the cleaning,I'm 100% certain,this has destroyed the coins as
numismatic items.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  06:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that looks like a massive polish rub across the face,with the typical flattened high points. Lost all those sharp lines. Real shame Filler value sadly now
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 Posted 03/17/2022  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Polished to death unfortunately.



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Real shame Filler value sadly now


HONI SOIT Q MAL Y PENSE

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