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Topic: Hopping Halves JB Magic
Message: Posted by: warren (May 23, 2018 05:20PM)
Does anyone out there have JB Magic's walking liberty hopping halves set link below and if so what did you think regards quality etc ?

https://www.jbtv.co.uk/p/j-b-exclusives/hopping-half-liberty-set
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (May 27, 2018 05:59AM)
Warren, though my walking liberty set is made by Johnson Products, JB Magicís gaffed coins are, IMHO, of good quality. I think for the set of precision coins you receive with HH set, the price is very fair. I know my set was comparable in cost.
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 27, 2018 08:16AM)
Iíve just ordered the expanded [ and matching liberty halves set, and an English penny expanded [ which I assume are the same as the ones in this set. Iíve also asked Mark by email if he would sell me a Sun & moon as well to effectively give me a HH set without the extra abundance of spare [[Ďs!!

Iíll report back when they arrive.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 27, 2018 08:45AM)
Thanks both for your input, and Bridgehouse that would be very helpful :)
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 27, 2018 10:00AM)
No problem warren - donít know when they will arrive yet but Iíll keep you posted.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 27, 2018 10:30AM)
I'm sure it'll be worth the wait, I had to wait for months when I ordered a walking liberty [ set off Todd Lassen but it was definitely worth the wait.
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 27, 2018 10:44AM)
Iíve ordered a Walking Liberty triception as well - according to Markís website all the items are ďin stockĒ - but we shall see - Iím in no rush, but you know how it is when you buy something ;)
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 28, 2018 04:14AM)
Mason's coins for me are hit and miss. I have all his deep dishes and never have had a problem. Triception I sent back and got another, much better set. Come Fly With Me Morgans and halves were exellent. In no case does the work come near to Todd Lassen coins. About as good as the old johnson and better or equal to Tango on their high line of silver coins.
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 28, 2018 05:48AM)
[quote]On May 28, 2018, StarManager wrote:
Mason's coins for me are hit and miss. I have all his deep dishes and never have had a problem. Triception I sent back and got another, much better set. Come Fly With Me Morgans and halves were exellent. In no case does the work come near to Todd Lassen coins. About as good as the old johnson and better or equal to Tango on their high line of silver coins. [/quote]

I would say the level of quality you are talking about sounds right for the cost. They are on a par cost wise with Tango in the most part (if not slightly more reasonable for some sets) so if the quality is slightly better then that should mean excellent bang for buck. I shall be interested to see how my order matches up.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 28, 2018 06:09AM)
I've never really heard any positive comments regards Tango coins with the exception of their TUC coins.
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 28, 2018 03:22PM)
[quote]On May 28, 2018, warren wrote:
I've never really heard any positive comments regards Tango coins with the exception of their TUC coins. [/quote]

I generally agree - but have to say I just got a 50 cent clad Kennedy tails old style spr..g cig through quarter that is the best cut I've ever had. Perfect and undetectable. I see that they are getting better over time.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 28, 2018 04:46PM)
[quote]On May 28, 2018, StarManager wrote:

I generally agree - but have to say I just got a 50 cent clad Kennedy tails old style spr..g cig through quarter that is the best cut I've ever had. Perfect and undetectable. I see that they are getting better over time. [/quote]

I don't doubt you but I would rather not take the risk.
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 28, 2018 05:13PM)
I don't own a Tango coin of any sort. A good friend has a TUC which I've had a play with and like a lot - I can see myself getting a liberty walking TUC next.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 29, 2018 02:09AM)
As I mentioned the TUC has a good reputation so your not going to be disappointed.
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 29, 2018 04:10AM)
TUC Limited Editions in Silver coins are better made than the clad coins but carry a premium and if you normally work with clad you will be fine. (Clad are nom-silver coins like 1965 and later Kennedy Halves)
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 29, 2018 04:37AM)
[quote]On May 29, 2018, StarManager wrote:
TUC Limited Editions in Silver coins are better made than the clad coins but carry a premium and if you normally work with clad you will be fine. (Clad are nom-silver coins like 1965 and later Kennedy Halves) [/quote]

Do you know if their other silver coins are better made too? Iíd like to get a Walking Liberty copper silver coin and Tango seem to be the only option for reasonably easily available in the U.K..
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 29, 2018 04:57AM)
All their silver products that I have are better fit and finish than the standard products. For me this counts most in working parts and shells. Flippers, Locking, cig thru, etc. So even their standard clad copp/sil is fine for me. Again - anyone wants GREAT coins, you have to go to Todd Lassen in my opinion. Once you touch Lassen work you're aware of what perfection can be. Tired of looking at fatter faces and wider rims on a sh**l? No problem with Lassen sets. I can't even tell the real from the Sh**l with his sets. Art. Burt iof you can't wait and pay the price, Tango is doing a good job.
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 29, 2018 05:16AM)
[quote]On May 29, 2018, StarManager wrote:
All their silver products that I have are better fit and finish than the standard products. For me this counts most in working parts and shells. Flippers, Locking, cig thru, etc. So even their standard clad copp/sil is fine for me. Again - anyone wants GREAT coins, you have to go to Todd Lassen in my opinion. Once you touch Lassen work you're aware of what perfection can be. Tired of looking at fatter faces and wider rims on a sh**l? No problem with Lassen sets. I can't even tell the real from the Sh**l with his sets. Art. Burt iof you can't wait and pay the price, Tango is doing a good job. [/quote]

Thanks - thatís useful to know. I think a TUC silver is on the cards, as is one of their silver CS coins. Will be interesting to compare them to the JB coins I have on order too.

Iím sure I will get in touch with Mr Lassen at some point - Iím not in any great rush and itís most likely to be a decent wait anyway..!
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 29, 2018 05:23AM)
[quote]

Iím sure I will get in touch with Mr Lassen at some point - Iím not in any great rush and itís most likely to be a decent wait anyway..! [/quote]

Now is a great time to order from Lassen for delivery around Xmas of 2019 I'd guess! He's always slammed with more than he can get to. Long waits but so worth it!
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 29, 2018 05:36AM)
[quote]On May 29, 2018, StarManager wrote:
[quote]

Iím sure I will get in touch with Mr Lassen at some point - Iím not in any great rush and itís most likely to be a decent wait anyway..! [/quote]

Now is a great time to order from Lassen for delivery around Xmas of 2019 I'd guess! He's always slammed with more than he can get to. Long waits but so worth it! [/quote]


Iím sure the waits are very long - and thatís fine - heís popular for a reason. In the meantime, I want to carry on practising & performing with stuff which is ďgood enoughĒ - of course everyoneís definition of good enough will differ - and one personís good enough will be less picky than another - for me ďgood enoughĒ has to be usable, easy to handle and not stick out like a sore thumb. Iím also firmly in the ďhandling is the most important bitĒ camp.
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (May 29, 2018 06:44AM)
Yea right now Todd is needing money As he is spiting with his Wife! He just had some Great Shell sets up on his Blog! But he puts stuff up and it It gone Quick!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Bridgehouse (May 29, 2018 08:42AM)
[quote]On May 29, 2018, David Neighbors wrote:
Yea right now Todd is needing money As he is spiting with his Wife! He just had some Great Shell sets up on his Blog! But he puts stuff up and it It gone Quick!!! :) [/quote]

I'd have thought that would mean he's even more pressed for time to make stuff!
Message: Posted by: How (Jun 15, 2018 09:47PM)
Great effect, leaves spec scratching their head.