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  1. 11 points
    Very pleased with the 1902 LT (lot 1285) I won at the LCA. True, I did pay over the usual odds for it. But well worth it in my view, as it's about as close to flawless as it's possible to get for a currency strike of that age.
  2. 10 points
    Also pleased with this 1904 penny I got from David Craddock. It's not the easiest date to get in tip top condition. Uncirculated with 95% lustre - ever so lightly toning. Unfortunately, evidence of a fingerprint on the reverse, and there is a small carbon spot on the obverse. Think I've finally resolved the colour disparity.
  3. 9 points
    1851 sixpence graded MS64. Acquired at Heritage last Thursday as an upgrade to my existing example.
  4. 9 points
    My win on the DNW auction today. Not a rare or exceptional penny but it fills a monarch gap and I'm pleased with the condition!
  5. 9 points
    Had the urge to buy something and so even a George V florin would do.
  6. 7 points
  7. 7 points
    Pleased to say, got one of them at least, a F175. Not the most scintillating looking specimen in the world, as a bit dirty in places. But about GEF with residual lustre. Managed to get it for just £50 flat from David Craddock. Actually, there's a bit of a back story behind this as I'd e mailed David to ask for the 175 and two others off his list. Then in the meantime I discovered that Pete @PWA 1967 had also asked to buy the 175, ahead of my request. As I'd not heard anything back from David, I decided to call him to confirm whether the other two coins were still available. It was then - incredibly - that he told me that he'd already packed up all three coins ready to send to me. It turned out that he'd bought two F175's at York Coin Fair last month. So Pete's got one, and I've got the other.
  8. 7 points
    Well yeah as it's the oldest coin I've found so far. Been detecting a month so give me time to get some beauties
  9. 7 points
  10. 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.
  11. 6 points
    Nothing too exciting - a Cnut Pointed Helmet penny, but it was cheap enough and remarkably didn't duplicate designs as my other PH example has extra bits on the reverse.
  12. 5 points
    Pardon the language, but this Viz advert sums it all up.
  13. 5 points
  14. 5 points
    My latest acquisition a high grade 1908 halfcrown from Colin Cooke which I got for a reasonable price as it's a hard date which I have been trying for a long time to get. All I need for the series is a 1905 and a better 1909. I've decided not to waste my money on low grade 1905s. You never know your luck when a high grade one may appear at a reasonable price.
  15. 5 points
  16. 5 points
    As Richard says the 7 has a narrow ribbon , with the 8 being wide , and as the obv.8 can only be found on Royal Mint 1874s its a good identifier , but it might be of interest to some that the Obv 7 on the 7+g F71 1874H has a slightly wider ribbon than is to be found on the normal Obv 7 . As far as I can tell all the other combinations of 1874 and 1874H with Obv. 7 have the narrowest ribbon. I think I read about this in freeman, who thought it was a transition feature between 7 and 8 , Examples below in order 8 / wide ribbon 7 / narrow ribbon 7
  17. 4 points
    Another example of the crude counterfeit 1841 penny. Now I have 3 different - this one have the same reverse as my 2nd copy.
  18. 4 points
    The verdigris has come off. The edges are knackered. But £9 all-in.
  19. 4 points
    Unfortunately there is already a precedence for Governments to call a second referendum on EU votes they don't like, and a couple have just ignored them, Ireland was first with Lisbon Treaty, followed by France, Denmark and Greece, now it would seem the UK. Most Polls before the referendum showed clearly most asked wanted to Remain, the actual vote proved different, so I would discount them as a barometer of public feeling. A second referendum would do untold harm to the Political system whatever the outcome
  20. 4 points
    George V sixpence 1920 Narrow Rim MS 64
  21. 4 points
    Acquired from Heritage last week: George III sixpence 1819/8 MS 63
  22. 4 points
    Thanks for the comments guys one day you'll see me upload something amazing. I know these are not in good condition but the excitement you get when you pull any coin up I love that feeling.
  23. 4 points
    A nice 1885 halfcrown I picked up to fill a gap.The price was ok from Colonial Coins and Medals Brisbane. It has to be said it looks a lot better in hand than the scan included.
  24. 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:-
  25. 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