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superten67

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1862 victoria shilling
« on: April 07, 2014, 07:40:29 PM »
now guys i know what it is but have another question,i was told by a shop i regularly sell coins to and asked them to give me a price for this.
the answer was because of the condition its only worth a couple of pounds to us try ebay....i was gobsmacked.
theres one on ebay going with 5 days to go for 45 quid and apart from a bit of wear its perfectly formed in my view.
the mouth and nose on the head side is visible and a bit of the ear is showing but the hair definition is completely gone the same as the ebay one.
on the tail side a bit of writing is worn away and some of the wreath around the outside isnt as defined.
what do you think to the condition?

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 07:52:25 PM »
Condition is only graded as "Fair" these coins are subject to very strict grading . ::)
Try Ebay as someone may just need the date ,I`ve seen silly prices realised on there ,good luck  :)
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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 08:03:47 PM »
As a shilling collector, I have to agree with s6otty, it is a bit polished  looking for me, Hope that does not seem cheeky not intended to be. I would try e-bay

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 08:06:29 PM »
Sorry should have said in my last it may be the flash which makes it look so bright, I purchased a forgery on e-bay, which looked like the real thing till it arrived. It was brass and yellow obviously but the use of the flash changed the appearance.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 08:07:12 PM »
it was black when it came out of the ground and could'nt see any detail so cleaned it up and yes im guilty for the shine went a little bit too far.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 08:10:14 PM »
no this is genuine just a little bit worn,it looked like it had been in the sea you know silver and salt.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 08:38:39 PM »
I was not suggesting it was a forgery superten67, I was just saying what happened with the one I bought which was a forgery.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 08:46:44 PM »
never said you were mate just explaining what ive got.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 12:03:42 AM »
Wow! I had NO idea that the shilling I found at last dig but one is worth so much!

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(not flogging it though!)

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 08:47:29 AM »
Spink says £50 in fine condition. Maybe if yours is fair - £20? Hey-ho, it's not about the money, is it? :)

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 12:29:05 PM »
yeah theres one on ebay like i said though in not much better condition than mine and its on 45 quid with days to run.
the only thing i can think is that its the date apparently its quite rare.

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Re: 1862 victoria shilling
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 03:03:21 PM »
There were 954,360 minted, which is more than say for example 1869 when only 736,560 were minted but i does not fetch as much.

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