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  1. 12 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
    Another type box ticked. 1887 Jubilee Head Half Sovereign, CGS 80. The pictures don't do it justice.
  3. 10 points
    1851 sixpence graded MS64. Acquired at Heritage last Thursday as an upgrade to my existing example.
  4. 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.
  5. 9 points
    This is what an Edward matt proof penny looks like...
  6. 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!
  7. 9 points
    Had the urge to buy something and so even a George V florin would do.
  8. 8 points
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  10. 7 points
    A less than common York sixpence. Besly dies 1D. A slightly wavy flan which appears to be due to forcing the coin from the 'pastry cutter' judging by the two pressure points seen on the reverse. I would put these on a par with the types 1-3 halfcrowns in high grade when it comes to rarity.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 6 points
    Both not the highest grade but fill gaps and nice to look at for now:
  15. 6 points
  16. 6 points
    Wrong. They weren't a 'product' in any way shape or form. They were trials for new coins, rejected in the end, but not intended ever for sale or circulation. They are fascinating glimpses into the life of the coinage and of the Royal Mint when it was a non-profit making offshoot of the Treasury. The RM is now a company that exists to make money in addition to minting currency. If there's an interest in those commercial products, then fine. But please, let's not pretend it has any firm connection with numismatics.
  17. 6 points
    Lake Titicaca late last year.
  18. 6 points
    The pig has landed. Charles I W/SA I-40 halfcrown with boar's head mark on the reverse. A nice deep tone with underlying blue and gold highlights hides the graffiti in hand. Quite chuffed The Allen obverse die I appears quite early in the chronology being paired with a number of reverse dies that are also variously paired with the early SA below die G, the 'Cannonball' die H and the two lions marked obverse A. This would indicate that the boar's head mark seen on this halfcrown, the BH reverse sixpences and the bird marked shilling obverse B are also early in the sequence.
  19. 6 points
    Sums it up nicely...worth watching.
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    I realize its not the greatest example, but was priced right and slabbed to the point where most local (US) dealers should be able to offer me close to or above my purchase price if I ever decide to upgrade it. Per the slab its Peck-407, Charles II silver pattern farthing, graded PF-30 by PCGS. Dealer's pics for now as its currently in transit to me
  22. 6 points
    Continuing to pick out more farthing upgrades from the recent collection. I was particularly pleased with this one Obverse 3 and reverse Ba I believe.
  23. 6 points
    Pardon the language, but this Viz advert sums it all up.
  24. 6 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.
  25. 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.