Post by Uncle Henry on Jan 30, 2018 0:14:41 GMT -5
Cheap and Common Coins
Between 1965 and 1985, while in London and various parts of the continent, I collected 25,000 coins. Each one is different in design, date, or mint mark.
Now that I am rapidly approaching eighty years of age, I would like to sell each of these 25,000 coins individually. They are all now in Tasmania. Many are common, but some are rare. Many are cheap, and a few are comparatively expensive. Almost all of them are coins that circulated at some time; I did not collect mere commemoratives.
It is quite a job to list 25,000 coins, but I will do it as quickly as I can.
My simple grading system runs from 1 to 7, as follows:
1 - bright uncirculated (BU) 2 - almost uncirculated (AU) - bright but only in parts; no wear 3 - extremely fine (EF) - hardly worn 4 - very fine (VF) - your ordinary circulated coin in good condition with all details clearly present 5 - fine (F) - a circulated coin with considerable wear in parts but with all text easy to distinguish 6 - average (A) - a so-so coin that is very well-worn but has no missing information 7 - poor (P) - a coin that is very worn, bent, corroded, cut or damaged
Coin-issuing entities (prior to 1985): A: Europe
B: Middle East
F; South and central America
G: Canada and its neighbours
Order form, methods of payment, methods of delivery: ****
- write up "ways of paying" (a money order costs $9!)
- write up "ways of delivery"
I have acquired some "free web space" at "Award Space"; it looks just the thing. But I still need a reliable method ofproducing photo-graphs. There is no longer a camera shop in Ulverstone, so a cheap "copy-stand" or similar will have to come by mail-order.
I have three bags full of about a hundred ancient South Asian coins, mostly copper, and I do not doubt that a number of members there will be able to shed some light upon them.
Also I believe I was wrong to be looking for a camera "copy-stand". What will be more useful and cheaper is an USB microscope. Power for the lighting is supplied via the USB socket, and the saving of the magnified photo-graph as a computer file is performed through the same socket. I have ordered one from the State Country and it will arrive by aeroplane in less than a fortnight. I have already noticed how useful an ordinary hand-held glass can be. Tiny print that is on a coin quite illegible for the everyday eye is at once with the aid of the glass perfectly revealed.