Jump to content
British Coin Forum - Predecimal.com

50 Years of RotographicCoinpublications.com A Rotographic Imprint. Price guide reference book publishers since 1959. Lots of books on coins, banknotes and medals. Please visit and like Coin Publications on Facebook for offers and updates.

Coin Publications on Facebook

   Rotographic    

The current range of books. Click the image above to see them on Amazon (printed and Kindle format). More info on coinpublications.com

predecimal.comPredecimal.com. One of the most popular websites on British pre-decimal coins, with hundreds of coins for sale, advice for beginners and interesting information.

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. Possible problem with the website and somewhat confused, so if anyone can shed any light on the subject it would be appreciated. For a long time, something called Google Analytics has sent me a monthly report on how the site is apparently performing. Page loading speeds seemed to be reasonable and haven't changed appreciably over the past year, but this month Google's 'Lighthouse' report provided PageSpeed Insights which informed me that the site was scoring 23 out of 100 for mobile use and a depth plumbing 3 out of 100 for desktops. The former has more than halved in a couple of months and I have no idea what the other figure was as I've only just discovered it. Helpfully it breaks down the information into areas, one of which was 'Reduce the impact of third-party code - Third-party code blocked the main thread for 3,810 ms'. In an example of superb irony, it also informs me that the bulk of the impediment to speed and a good score is Google, with a contribution of 3346ms or almost 88% of the problem. Has anyone had any difficulty accessing pages? Or given the low traffic in the past couple of weeks has anyone actually looked? Does anyone look on a regular basis? So, the question is what to do? Obviously Google thinks the site is crap, but I can't block Google as it crawls the net at will and if it doesn't find my site, then it can't tell anyone else about it. Is there any way to partially block Google? Is it important, or just a red herring? Is it giving me a low ranking because I don't spend any money with them? i.e. blackmailing me? Anyone understand how these things work?
  3. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Maybe it's the photography ? but the pennies look polished to buggery.
  4. Not a problem - Doc's exempt, being an NHS worker However, which of the Magnificent Seven will have to take a hike? And even 6 Brides can not get together with 6 Brothers...
  5. terrysoldpennies

    More Pennies

    1937 Proof missing sea and with no horizon around the lighthouse. Found this If any of you are interested , its now on Richards list.
  6. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Agree with all the above. Given that Bramah's book was written over 90 years ago, and Peck's great work was over 60 years ago, we could certainly do with a new updated 21st century book for pre 1860 copper coinage. So many new varieties discovered since then.
  7. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    These stink to me: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1951-King-George-V1-Penny-1950-Penny-1949-Brass-3-Pen-All-to-be-Sold-Together/333721667783?hash=item4db35c88c7:g:q7sAAOSwpQdfVn8T
  8. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    Can you send me a copy when they've done it please?
  9. PWA 1967

    More Pennies

    Will someone scan it for me please 😃
  10. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Make that 2....
  11. VickySilver

    More Pennies

    Yes, I quite agree. I wonder if he can work with Chris on such a book, replete with as many illustrations as possible. I know just from this forum there would be quite a few sales. In fact I will speculatively reserve mine right now! LOL
  12. Snow White and the 6 Dwarfs would still be one too many. Sneezy need to be self isolating.
  13. This is fascinating stuff....are these varieties collectively published somewhere? If not, can they be........? I know Richard has his excellent web pages, but this level of detail is superb, and really merits a book. Jerry
  14. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Ian, again thanks so much for the incredibly useful info in the above twp posts.. Never realised there was also a rectangular shaped down serif to the 1857 seven.
  15. At first glance, numeral 7 on Style E appears to be much longer than on other ‘large’ numeral 1857 varieties, but there is actually not much difference……….the following set of pictures demonstrate. I believe this is a bit of an optical illusion because it is much thinner. Some collectors refer to this type as a ‘slender 7’……….. which I think I prefer).
  16. I agree with Mike that the 1857PT referenced as “much smaller figures” by Spinks in 1895 must be the same as the one shown below, known as Gouby Date Style E, with the tall slim 7. This can be compared to the picture directly underneath, an example of a larger numeral type for this year. Each has been shot at the exact same 60x magnification, with same 1280 image widths, so that a true comparison of the dates can be made. I have tried to centre each coin so that the larger border tooth is 4 teeth from the right hand side of the images. I have spent my spare time over the past couple of days carefully going through my images of all 1857 penny ebay sales over my 5 year study period. Nothing from this sample of 621 coins appears to have smaller numerals than seen on Gouby Style E. In this sample there were 66 Gouby Style E pieces, around 10% of the entire 1857 population. In my 5 year study period this 1857 Gouby Style E sub-variety actually appeared less often than say an 1846, 1845 or even an 1843. The numbers are more on a par with an 1849, or 1853 Plain Trident. This may surprise, but perhaps partly explain the 1895 Spinks wording. One other thing that I noted was that Plain Trident 1857’s represent 68% of the population, slightly at variance with Bramah’s observations where he states on his Page 109:- “for 1857 the P.T. are commoner than the O.T. as about 3 to 1, and the latter may be regarded as scarce”.
  17. Last week
  18. Peckris 2

    No new £2 or 2p in circulation for 10 years!

    OMG. You mean She does it herself, by hand?
  19. Snow White and the 6 Dwarves. Dopey's been arrested.
  20. terrysoldpennies

    More Pennies

    I think someone has found one recently. Probably Pete. I do remember that it was a beauty. You'd not need another! Jerry showed us a VF he found recently. I also found one about VF, I posted on here with !! A BLOODY GREAT FILLED HOLE IN IT !!
  21. "Damn it officer - I thought you said a ROOTING enquiry".
  22. Damn! That's 50p I'll never see again.
  23. I think someone has found one recently. Probably Pete. I do remember that it was a beauty. You'd not need another!
  24. That's exactly how I read it, and it is born out by experience. Around here there has been a glut of the 2016 Shakepeare History coin - all brand new and uncirculated. Unfortunately I suspect the ones they produced for packet-only were in much smaller numbers and went straight into wrappers, so I don't foresee them coming into general circulation any time soon.
  25. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    I know someone on here managed to find one in about VF - EF, a couple or so years ago. Don't know precisely when or who though, nor on what thread. Probably "penny acquisition of the week".
  1. Load more activity





×