Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Linda Shierling, Aug 13, 2017.
What can you tell me about this one? Thx
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Looks like some glue got on it.
Your coin is covered with hairspray. It is traditional way of conservation
If it's glue you might be able to get it off by soaking it in water.
This one is at least real.
It is a British large penny of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne rather late in life, after she died in 1901. He himself died in 1910, so he did not reign for very long.
It does appear to have been lacquered. I suspect lacquer rather than hair spray. Lacquering was often done by old-time collectors to preserve their copper coins. Water will not remove it - you would need acetone (like the active ingredient in nail polish remover, but preferably pure acetone without the other ingredients found in nail polish remover).
It is a common coin in this grade, and I personally would grade it at only VG8 details (and then you've got the issue of the lacquering), but it is still at least a genuine 110-year-old coin, and the old British large pennies are quite fun to collect.
Here is the NGC/Krause listing.
So as you can see from that, a VG8 1907 with lacquer on it is worth less than a dollar as-is. But it's still a fun coin, and a lot of people collect these.
In fact, it was British large pennies that got me into World coins in the first place.
Well thank you, I will try to remove the residue later today to see what happens. I have tons of British coins, the ones pictured are just the ones I pulled out that fit on my picture taking area. I'll probably try to do more today. I would appreciate your checking them out and letting me know what you think about them, if any are rare, etc. Thanks so much!
Just post them a few at a time. Most people will get overwhelmed when asked to help ID or price big groups, especially if it's a big group photo shot from a distance, making the coins harder to see.
Of course most of your pictures, including these, have been good.
Well I've got that going for me....someone asked how I got such good photos so here's what I do (just in case anyone is impressed) :
I put my coin on a white surface, use my phone camera, lay it on a short glass, the height may have to be a tad higher depending on your camera. I use my fingers on the screen to 'spread out' which magnifies until I like the clarity of the photo and then take the shot. I think the key is to have the phone hanging off the glass just enough to see the object and enough on the glass, or any other object, that makes the phone absolutely motionless. I hope this helps. Let me know.
Now just crop out the excess white space, if you can.
Those are perfectly serviceable images, though.
Quite good for cellphone shots. Interesting with the thing about the glass.
smartphones can make nice photos. Heres one of mine.
I thought you were ignoring me...i knew you liked me.
Ignoring you? Why so.
Sorry wrong person.
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