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About nicholasz219

  • Birthday 11/02/1976

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    Chicago, IL
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    Imperial Russian
    Imperial Roman
    Imperial British India under Victoria

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  1. The "E" in the mintmarks on the coins of Paul I seem to wear very poorly and almost always wear to what to me looks like a square shape before disappearing altogether. I wonder if it has something in common with the weak strikes in the centers of the 5 and 10K's from the 1830's?
  2. IMO, it does not look cleaned. I like the overall look. I think it is a nice coin and looks original to me.
  3. This seller doesn't really stick to any one particular issue of fake. I have seen Siberian, silver, Paul, all sorts of things. I just avoid whatever he is selling before the greedy little monster inside of me gets me to waste a bunch of money on a coin that is surely going to be proven fake after I have bought it.
  4. I see the difference the most in the "E" in the mintmark which on one coin is completely separated from St. George and the Dragon and not so on the second, the tassel on the top of St. George is clearly visible on the second and muddled/worn on the first and where the overstrike occurs on the K of kopeck you can see different strikes more clearly than the other parts.
  5. Is it struck over a ten kopeck? It sure looks like it but I tend to stay away from overstrikes simply because my eyes are bad. I see the ten clearly but can not make out what type.
  6. This is a really helpful post. It's so much easier to see what people are talking about when talking about certain details on coins that are easily seen in a photograph provided by the author. Photos in reference books seem to be too blurry or low quality most times.
  7. How are you determining which coins were struck were? What are the clues that you are looking for on the head and in the horse's mane? Please share info. Thanks!
  8. That looks like an Elizabeth piece, right?
  9. Happy Holidays to all as well! I'd say my favorite numismatic moments this year all involve working on my daughter's and my collections together. And finally receiving a beat up 1806 5K after finding one affordable enough for my collection! Nicer ones to come!
  10. Keep sharing the photos, especially of the overdates. Every time I buy a coin from ebay in particular, I hope to find an overdate overlooked by the seller.
  11. This is the reason I still love to shop in junk boxes and on ebay in lots especially. The more you learn and look, the more likely you are to find something of unnoticed value. I found a 1743/1 Russian overdate denga (I believe, without looking?) which I bought cheaply to begin with then discovered the overdate which made my day.
  12. This is an interesting thread. I like when things present themselves fairly easily.
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