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by mkb
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SPP-Ottawa on Coincommunity
Replies: 0
Views: 138

SPP-Ottawa on Coincommunity

Its time to set the record straight on a couple of die-hards that insist on beating a long dead horse by putting down Brookstone Publishing with false and defamatory statements, ongoing off and on now for 11 years. In mid September of 2019, on the coincommunity website, moderator SPP-Ottawa stated t...
by mkb
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Rob, You are thoroughly confused on a number of things here. I don’t have time to get into everthing you have accused me of, and its tiring. Perhaps this needs to be addressed as a Civil case? But I will limit this to two things here. First, you confused a posting that was directed specifically at B...
by mkb
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Bill, Now you (and others?) want to take credit for my efforts? I had more than one coin and it was good enough. The coin Rob posted on 3/9/2008 was more than clear enough for you and Rob to see that this coin was a 2/1 or 2/1a. Yet, from your posts, its crystal clear that both you and Rob called it...
by mkb
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Rob, You said: “ If you can show me a thread where I said a 2/1 doesn't exist, then I'll eat a little crow and say you were right at the time and I was wrong. ” Regarding what you said, I probably should have had a separate comment specifically for you instead of rolling you together with Bill, sayi...
by mkb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Bill, nearly 3 years ago both you and Rob (plus others) were adamant that there was no such thing as an Obverse 2/1 – first proposed by me. On another site you even posted a comment entitled “2/1 Disproof” where you said to me: “it pays to research, study, look at lots of coins and get your ducks in...
by mkb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Rob, You said: “In 1881 and 1882 the die department only reported the number of resunk dies used to coin British coinage.” For 1882, there is no mention of any dies being resunk either in the “prose” section or in the multi-year table illustrating the number of British coins minted along with the nu...
by mkb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Rob, You said: “Then I guess I do not understand how you missed the table on page 41 of the 1883 report which reported all 204 re-sunk dies were used to coin British Imperial coinage.” So I will repeat myself. As I said, I read that part of the report - I did not miss it. I also said that it was not...
by mkb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Bosox, I read all of the 1883 report as it relates to the die department, and what was minted. To assume and/or suggest I didn't, is really not right. All you had to do is just ask me what I read, and what I didn't. That would have been the appropriate thing to do. From my earlier posts, it should h...
by mkb
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

In looking at one of the 1882 H coins I have called a 2/1a for several years now, and that some are now calling a 2/1, its evident that this coin is actually a 2/1a/1. The Base of the portrait along with the Dot in E of REGINA clearly comes from an Obv.2 hub, as the Dot in E can be found on Obv.2 co...
by mkb
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 2005 Penny missing edge
Replies: 9
Views: 6927

Re: 2005 Penny missing edge

You will need to post images here. Too many possibilities otherwise...
by mkb
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

"The coin you displayed, plus all those that I have or have seen, are classic examples of hub doubling" When I last looked at the coin, it looked like a 1a/1, and even you have acknowledged that there are 1a/1's. So, a 1a/1 coin cannot be an example of hub doubling, as two different hubs a...
by mkb
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

"there was mixing of the working dies that took place" There is no such mention, comment or acknowledgment in the Royal Mint reports of the period in question - the years 1881 and 1882 - that more than one hub was used to make a working die. "There was no impetus for them to squeeze e...
by mkb
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 22267

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Here is an excerpt from the Royal Mint’s Annual Report for 1883: http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/Resunk_Dies.jpeg Clearly, the re-sinking of dies was being performed by the Royal Mint. The re-sinking of dies is reported in the first Annual Report issued in 1870, and carries on through...
by mkb
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Your collector type
Replies: 25
Views: 26159

What is a KM #? Copper is nice to collect. Its also the toughest material to preserve.
by mkb
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Past coin price and performance?
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

Being successful at investing in coins takes a decent amount of work. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. That said, to track price history, buy some current price guides and some older ones from 10 to 30 years ago. They will give you an idea of how prices changed. But things are always bei...