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  1. 9 points
    A couple of newbies: 1898 Shilling courtesy of Rob 1818 Crown
  2. 8 points
    Not much happening on here lately 🙂 Another recent upgrade that probably most people dont want or look for although i think they are scarce due to only being another dot / flaw and looking at a lot of 1922 pennies to try and find them. The only one i have seen that sold at auction was in the Workman sale. 1922 DOT and again like the 1909 DOT in the updated Freeman.
  3. 6 points
    OK - nothing to compare with some of the pennies acquired by other members, but I was pleased to add this to my collection today: 1859 Penny with the small date and the first type of "9". Came in a job lot at a local auction, so doesn't owe me much:
  4. 5 points
    Been waiting for this to reappear since the Brady sale in 2011. W/SA groat with the Rose mark on the obverse (Allen obv. B). Not as common as the lis marked groats, with 4 known to me as opposed to double figures for the Lis coins. The BM has a nice one, but as it was illustrated in Hawkins (1841) must have been there for nearly 200 years and maybe longer. Of the three doing the rounds, two are impaired (one chipped, ex-Montagu 402 (bt. Ready and his lot 702), Clarke-Thornhill 566 and Dupree and the other has a hole, ex-Montagu 402 (bt.Ready), Walters (1913) lot 663, SCMB 1960-1 and Glens 1981), leaving this the best available by a country mile. The provenance has been pushed back a bit and is now ex- Montagu V lot 401, O'Hagan 512, Roth I lot 330, Morrieson 659, Ryan 1331, Fred Baldwin collection and Brady 378.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    My latest, a Group I Type 1a1 Half-crown Ex Dr Burstal Collection
  7. 4 points
    Won yesterday at DNW: something to fill the hole for Queen Anne in my halfpenny collection ! Pattern by Croker, Peck 731. It looked nicer in the hand on viewing, especially with respect to the cabinet friction/wear on the hair. No provenance so will be doing some research.
  8. 4 points
    Like any other TPG, you buy the coin and not the label.
  9. 3 points
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/English-Penny/382949337069?hash=item59298f27ed:g:XDYAAOSwngRc2REW Genuine English Penny embossed with her magesty queen elisebeth the 2nd head. Including nose. Including nose?
  10. 3 points
    I would agree, I'm one of very many no doubt trying to find an example of each of these half crowns in high grade with a good strike I think I have a decent 1919 or two (pictured below, which do people rate highest?), but still need upgrades to 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1917
  11. 3 points
    old toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary 1 hour ago Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Media captionThe 18-carat golden toilet was previously displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York An 18-carat solid gold toilet has been stolen in a burglary overnight at Blenheim Palace. A gang broke into the Oxfordshire palace at about 04:50 BST and stole the artwork, Thames Valley Police said. The working toilet - entitled America, which visitors had been invited to use - has not been found but a 66-year-old man has been arrested. The burglary caused "significant damage and flooding" because the toilet was plumbed into the building, police said. It was part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan that opened on Thursday. The 18th Century stately home is a World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It is currently closed while investigations continue. Speaking last month, Edward Spencer-Churchill - half-brother of the current Duke of Marlborough - said he was relaxed about security for the artwork. "It's not going to be the easiest thing to nick," he said. Police said they had nothing to go on
  12. 2 points
    Time flies they say and staring at he clock, it feels really hard to come to terms with the fact that the last CCA at Croydon took place this morning. I have been a regular at CCA from the mid 90s and though their standards dropped quite significantly after Laurie Bamford they still managed the odd rarity, which made the trip to CCA from one end of the of the country to the other a worthwhile exercise. In my experience CCA could have been one of UK's top 5 coin auction-houses, but somewhere down the line they lost their way. In any case they leave behind a vacuum that would be hard to fill and I hope they will be remembered for the innumerable penny rarities that passed through their doors. I would have loved to have been there this morning if my dog hadn't broken its leg so I am having to send my wishes over the ether. My best wishes to Graham and Linda with whatever they plan to do next.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Awww come on, this coin is the 2nd head and includes nose, can't get much better than that
  15. 2 points
    I was second bidder on the Edward penny. Then I woke up....
  16. 2 points
    What a waste of good petrol.
  17. 2 points
    Thanks for your contribution all!
  18. 2 points
    You just got unlucky. Royal Mail don't examine everything that comes into the UK, but on this occasion they chose something of yours. I've probably bought several hundred coins from the US over the years, but I have only been caught for customs duties etc. on a couple of occasions. It's a lottery!
  19. 2 points
    OK, I confess, I bought the 1922/27 penny. Had to at that price, LOL.
  20. 2 points
    Is it just me, but every time someone on Ebay lists an Edwardian coin, and describes it as "KEV11", I can't help wondering whether we ever had a 'King Kevin the Second' ....
  21. 2 points
    Well all my coins must be FDC then
  22. 2 points
    Perhaps not the rarest coin never the less hard to find in the higher grades. A PCGS MS 64 halfcrown
  23. 2 points
    Something that doesn't seem to have been mentioned previously is that the 1960s decade was a period of flux in this country and the Empire/Commonwealth countries. Although India parted in 1947, it was Ghana in 1957 that really set the ball rolling, with most countries gaining independence in the next 10-15 years, which coincided with new currencies and therefore issues. As many countries used the Royal Mint to supply their new coinage, blanks for these issues could be a possible source of many off-metal strikes. A lot of currencies are nominally similar in diameter and weight to our own currency, so as long as we are talking about regular metals - bronze, Cu-Ni etc, there is a distinct possibility that they were genuine mint errors.
  24. 2 points
    I always liked The Two Ronnies "news items", for example: "The height of the furniture in the House of Commons has been lowered after an MP stood up too quickly and tabled his amendments."
  25. 2 points
    Stares into camera: "Mine, I tell you, mine!!!!!!" FADEOUT. So ends the tale of the half-crazed completionist that lurks inside _all_ members of this website......:)





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