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  1. 8 points
    A common coin but the toning is nice and much more intense than that shown in photos.
  2. 5 points
  3. 5 points
    More Mickey Mouse rubbish, where's the real currency coins.
  4. 4 points
    Here you go. A penny, albeit silver and hammered, but a decent provenance. Six quid in Cuff. J D Cuff 1041, Sotheby 8/6/1854 E Wigan, collection bought Rollin & Feuardent 1872 H Webb 309, Sotheby 9/7/1894 H Clark 155, Sotheby 23/5/1898 A A Banes 57, Sotheby 30/10/1922 E H Wheeler 342, Sotheby 12/3/1930 C Corbally Browne 409, Sotheby 25/3/1935 W L Raynes 473, Glendining 15/2/1950 Spink 6, lot 589, 10/10/1979 R D Shuttlewood 301, Spink 15/3/2001 C Comber
  5. 4 points
    That's a thought. RM will surely make a Mickey Mouse 50p soon. Municipal refuse collections started in ca 1918 and so there could be a "110 years of refuse collection" coming up. It's a key public service that we all need!
  6. 4 points
  7. 3 points
    Delighted to have obtained this early Moore pattern/model penny, with the date 1844, in high grade, about GEF, and issue free. BMC2088 and described by Peck as excessively rare. Freeman (798) had them as R20, and by the time the one in the Copthorne collection sold in 2016, there were believed to be four extant. I can trace about 6 (including the mule). Probably more than that, but I'd say <10 all told. Actually, there's one on offer in the next Noonan's sale, 1st to 2nd Feb, but it's a full grade lower than this one.
  8. 3 points
    With the reduction in birthrates, there is now one born every 96 seconds... Never underestimate how stupid people can be, and how led-by-the-nose. Last month my old mate asked me why he saw so many stupid people about. I pointed out that, all things being even, ignoring things like the 'brain 'drain' to the cities, the IQ distribution curve is centred on 100, and for every person he knew whose IQ is 120, he will meet one whose IQ is 80. So, for the ten or so of us in this thread, there are ten people, also into coins, who are finding the RM coins appealing.....
  9. 3 points
    Good morning all, Happy new year to you. I'm new to the forum after lurking around the interweb for a bit, doing a bit of research. I'm a newcomer to the hobby after falling down a youtube rabbit hole, and got hooked on the whole historical side of things. I've always had an interest in English and British history, and hadn't fully appreciated the links that coins had to the rich history of the homeland. That combined with an addictive personality and a relentless attitude for hunting things down was only ever going to go one way. I'm really a copper and bronze man, with the odd bit of silver and gold added for good measure. I'm particularly interested in the late Georgian period, through into Victoria, but the Tudor reign certainly holds my attention. From my previous looking around the site, this looks like a place with a lot of expert opinion, and I'm looking forward to making your acquaintance. Regards, Kip.
  10. 2 points
    I’m just watching 'Suella Braverman’s House Party' on catchup… That's a nightmare of my own invention for which I can only apologise…
  11. 2 points
    Magnay, David Edgar (1942-2009) Contributors to British Numismatics 24 July 2021 Biographical and Other Notes Spent his early years in the UK and Singapore. Educated in Northumberland and aged 18 joined Lloyd’s Bank in Southampton. In 1960 his interests changed from stamps to coins. He moved all over the country with his job, rising to senior manager of the Liverpool City centre branch and senior commercial manager in Cardiff, living in Cowbridge. On being made redundant in the late 80s he founded The Business Mortgage Company Ltd. from which he retired in 1998. He spent 37 years in the Territorial Army. He specialized in toy coins and model money, Victorian pattern pennies (DNW February 1999) and helped D. Roger’s with his book Toy Coins (1990) and D. Young and J.G. Scott’s book on imitation spade guineas. Regular at Token Congress and many articles published.
  12. 2 points
    100% agreed. It doesn't look MS63. It just looks a scruffy mess. As you say, ridiculously overpriced.
  13. 2 points
    Someone seems to have bought the 1906 florin at £942 (status has changed to "awaiting stock"). Same for this 1904 at a mere £775.
  14. 2 points
    In terms of hammered coins, I think Timothy Cook has put together one of the best lists I have seen, many of which are BTNA members - not to mention that he has hyperlinked them all such that you can just go down the list at your leisure and click to each shop/auction house. As you can imagine, there are also many other pre-decimal coins and even decimal coins at many of the websites. Most of the links are for fixed-price shops, but there are also the major auction houses sprinkled in throughout the list. Specifically, (like @TomGoodheart mentioned) he has called out helpful websites like NumisBids that act as platforms for viewing lots from multiple auction houses at once (not to mention you can also sometimes submit bids through NumisBids). https://www.englishhammered.com/links.html
  15. 2 points
    Ah, so the Titanic hit the Loch Ness Monster, not an iceberg?
  16. 2 points
    Alright So I got it wrong. It was a BLUEBIRD SPEE WHALE jumping
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  18. 2 points
    LOL I am not accepting the titanic going down in the far distance 😤 unless you all agree my 1806 half penny ship is on flames and sinking....under attack from the French
  19. 2 points
    close ups smoke on horizon.jfif
  20. 2 points
    Edit: Looks like the auction pages are working fine on the Easy Live Auctions website itself: https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/894f5a1449590e6a02a2a453b39ca4d8/0af8d24542e81eb9357e7ef448a6646f/lockdales-coins-collectables-auction-229/ --- A lot of files from the provider they're using, Easy Live Auctions, is timing out. The page seems to be set up so that it has to wait until all of the requested files timeout before anything is able to display on the page, and after that the pagination doesn't work because the required JavaScript has not loaded properly. I imagine they've had too many visitors and have used up their quota with the provider or something. Trying again tomorrow would probably be the best bet.
  21. 2 points
    Yeah- not fake crap, the real stuff!!!
  22. 2 points
    Although I do like the Flying Scotsman centenary £2 coin.
  23. 2 points
    Or the 1922 "Plain" US cent.
  24. 2 points
    Yes, it's a lousy photo and it does look better in hand.
  25. 2 points