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  1. 9 points
    Had the urge to buy something and so even a George V florin would do.
  2. 9 points
    Halfcrown arrived, trying to get the right angle to show how nice this looks
  3. 7 points
    Physicians were unable to reach a consensus: Should Brexit take place? > The Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. > The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Brexiters had a lot of nerve. Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" > The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. > The Plastic Surgeons opined that May's proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter." The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. Anesthesiologists thought it was all a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no. > In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Parliament.
  4. 7 points
    Two newbies over the weekend, seller's pics for now 1723 shilling upgrade
  5. 6 points
  6. 5 points
    I think this coin must have been almost uncirculated when dropped. Over the years of being in the ground it had taken its toll, maybe if found it the year before it would have been perfect. It still gave me a massive buzz finding it so it still gets a place with my best finds.
  7. 5 points
    Here you go @azda The pic doesn't do it justice, I think it looks better in hand.
  8. 4 points
    Well, the seller never replied to my message, but he has the grace to withdraw the item concerned My message read as follows:-
  9. 4 points
    The real Royal Mint mistake here is to assume the population has any common sense whatsoever! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Mint-Mistake-New-1-Penny/132934242203?hash=item1ef37f8f9b:g:cFsAAOSwXh9cUHo- Jerry
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Newbie this week (circulation)
  12. 4 points
  13. 3 points
    Birmingham had many businesses producing medals, buttons and tokens from the start of the industrial revolution, and the number of 18th counterfeit halfpennies indicates the skill set was there long before Boulton & Watt set up the Soho mint. Coins are simply an extension of this list because the manufacturing processes are pretty much the same for all. If you are in business, the opportunity to get a design accepted for a national coinage is something to be explored and exploited if possible. So, yes they were made with a view to putting them forward as a prospective currency design, but were not produced in complete isolation. In the case of Joseph Moore's work, the laureate bust punch (see below) was used on his 1860 patterns and also for colonial issues such as the Auckland Licensed Victuallers Association penny token from New Zealand of which 4 varieties are noted in Krause (ref. Tn6). The rust spots are as the die was found in 1886, prior to subsequent polishing down by Shorthouse for the restrikes and do not feature on any original Moore strikings. cf Peck p.483-490
  14. 3 points
    Can you not get rid of the crap in the middle Terry as that may help. Its not going to look any worse with having a big scratch below 🙂
  15. 3 points
    While not every ‘private listing’ seller is of dubious character, those of poor character almost invariably make their listings private. As suggested I suspect this is to enable shill bidding. There is no need for it. Jerry
  16. 3 points
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1843-Victoria-Copper-Farthing-EF-Exceptionally-Fine-Verdigris-on-Obverse/392220527741 Exceptionally fine verdigris actually is mainly on the reverse of this one...
  17. 3 points
    The joys of predictive text, made me laugh so much! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PADDINGTON-BEAR-AT-BUCKINGHAM-PALLACE-DIE-ERROR-UNCIRCUMCISED-50P-COIN-2018/123596187940?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  18. 2 points
    Grade is complicated by that same big issue that affects hammereds. I think this is where the points system of grading works really well, because it considers so many other factors that aren’t just about wear because, as with hammereds, these coins all left the mint as individuals. All that being said, I’d be very happy paying NEF for it all day long, and the grading companies, using numerics, may well judge it better. The soft centre doesn’t bother me at all, it’s weak quarters I personally do not like, and it’s very well compensated by its other qualities. Lovely example! (yes, Dave, a lazy copy and paste from me! Time is precious )
  19. 2 points
    😐 smaller coins are tougher to picture for this seller, one picture could be their own and the other picture from the previous seller 😋
  20. 2 points
    Hi again..all is good, the seller has accepted the return so a refund should follow..a big thank you for everyone's help. 😀 Stan
  21. 2 points
    A great gift to your son!
  22. 2 points
    Hi Courtney, I'm a bit disappointed that after several emails for an image of lot 85 on your auction 28 (Argentum), I still haven't even received an acknowledgement. I know the lot is not one of the biggest earners, but I would have expected at least a response! I hope it's due to a back-log or something similar and not because it only has a few hundred pounds as the estimate. I know it's not your fault personally, but I feel at liberty to have a little grumble as the whole BSJ experience is frustrating and seems convoluted in my mind. Cheers, Descartes.
  23. 2 points
    Another newbie, upgrade for a difficult year. Hopefully I can at least be certain it's a business strike!
  24. 2 points
    It's not just the colour, the strike is too good for circulation and the rim is too flat and perfectly uniform.
  25. 2 points
    Why would a majority view in Parliament for a second referendum be any more legitimate than the original referendum? Ok, I appreciate we have a problem here with the decision of the people given to a bunch of opponents to implement. A group who in the main reject the outcome and can't be trusted to deliver, but could work for and possibly deliver a no Brexit outcome would be an absolute disgrace, and I think would lead to considerable unrest on the streets. The view of those MPs saying we should have a second, third etc referendum until we produce the right outcome would be entirely in keeping with EU standards, so one can only assume that MPs are comfortable with their emasculation from decades of being told what to do by Brussels and have lost the will/ability to do things first and foremost for the people of these islands. It should not have escaped people that the French and German leaders recently agreed to discuss, formulate and enact a policy of greater integration with cross-border projects connecting the two countries on various subjects whereby there is joint ownership of projects. This onward drive to a European superstate is the reality of the future and just one aspect of the EU that voters rejected. If this country's MPs aspire to be under permanent Franco-German control (because the EU is essentially their project, being the two major economic powers), then they should be honest and say so. 40+ years of EU membership has had mixed benefits for this country, but it is fair to say that since the introduction of the common currency, that path has been resolutely down. The hopelessly undervalued German economy vs the Euro has ensured they will be in clover for years and years to the detriment of the rest of the EU, which probably helped the French decision. Yet despite this, you still find a majority of our politicians refuse to contemplate going down a path that would free us from their control. Why? Germany is on a free lunch relative to the other member states courtesy of the Euro rate, and the French want to see the back of us anyway as it would improve their clout in the 2 country ruling elite. Somehow we have to get a no deal outcome from this mess as it is the only way to no longer be subservient to Brussels. All other options would negate the referendum result.