Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ccpena5, Sep 22, 2009.
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We have all made poor purchases, or found out that we could have done better.
It has happened before, and will (probably) happen again.
Just move on and enjoy.
Just take a lesson or two from this, read a book or two, and continue your education.
Based on the images, your piece looks like it it has an Obv in Fine condition and a Rev in VF (by British grading standards). Just a guess but I would say $30 is not too far from a fair price. If you are buying pieces at that price then your risk is pretty minimal anyway.
Here are the edge varieties and respective rarities as per D&H
Rare - Hamp 29.PAYABLE AT BANBURY OXFORD OR READING.
Common - Hamp 29a.PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR AT BALLY-MURTAGH.
Common - Hamp 29b.PAYABLE IN DUBLIN OR LONDON + +
Common - Hamp 29c.PAYABLE IN SUFFOLK BATH OR MAN-CHESTER.
Very Rare - Hamp 29d.Engrailed.
Very Rare - Hamp 29e.Milled.
Common - Hamp 29f.Plain.
Common - Hamp 29g.ITALIAN FRENCH & PORTUGAL FRUIT WAREHOUSE.
Let us know which you have.
All the best.
I am also new to this hobby.I also have lost money on a couple coins.One thing I'm learning is that the people on this forum are extremely helpful.I still need to get me one of those redbooks.Best of luck!
If you don't get one soon we're gonna sic that dog on ya.....:smile
Based on the story you related I'd say you did quite well. But not because of the coins themselves, instead because of the way they made you feel. That feeling is the most important and valuable thing you can ever get.
Think for a moment, the last movie you went to, the last dinner out, the last evening at the club or dancing - did they not all cost you $30 or more ? Did any of them give you that feeling of excitement and joy that you felt when you found those coins ? I'd wager they didn't. And at the end of any of those evenings - what did you end up with but a memory ?
What you got when you found those coins and purchased them is something that is priceless - pure joy. It is what every collector should strive for when purchasing coins. I would say your experience was a roaring success ! And to top it off, you learned a little something.
I congratulate you :high5: And others should envy you - I do :thumb:
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