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  1. 2 points
    A Sarawak 1 Cent 1941. I sold this together with another at a Baldwin's auction in Hong Kong a few years ago.
  2. 1 point
    I just made a fairly interesting buy off of ebay. As readers know I like to collect coins of the British Colonial Caribbean and related as a sideline to my late pre-decimal GB series. As I have nearly finished the FM series of mint set and currency unc. coins, I turned to those coins later struck (post-1985) by the Royal Mint and taking up the earlier designs struck by the FM. Anyway, it is very difficult if not possible to locate some of the dollar and 2 dollar coins struck in unc. and copper nickel content - some were not truly known or published to my knowledge. I got the 1996 Bahamas 7 coin mint set struck by the RM lately and this is apparently very scarce. I then wanted to fill in a 1992 Bahamas 7 coin set and these evidently came in a pack with envelope commemorating the Quincentennial (1492-1992). I found one at a good price and as I opened it today, instead of the expected 1992 coins I had a 7 coin set ALL dated 1991! These are not supposed to be in such packaging and not even really known to exist. The dollar coins all have the conch on the reverse and QE II on the obverse. I have seen no other sets with the 1991 dated coins and all others dated 1992. Now, I am NOT having luck with the $2 flamingo coins in uncirculated (with the proofs being somewhat available) as these were not in the sets and I have not seen them singly. Here is what I have seen after a careful look, and varies from Krause and NGC and even varies from Schon and en.numista: Dollars (conch): 1989, 1991 (now confirmed), 1992, 1996, 2000 Two Dollars (flamingos): 1989 (not confirmed), 1991 silver (not confirmed in Copper Nickel), (1992, 1996, 2000 all not confirmed) In addition the following Franklin Mint matte unc. coins are quite rare I would surmise: Dollars Conch (all matte): 1975 (not seen), 1976, 1977 (probably more rare than suggested mintage) Two Dollars Flamingos (all matte): 1975, 1976, 1977 (all very scarce and IMO difficult) These are not valuable but fun for me at least to collect. Do let me know if you have a line to any of the individual coins or sets that may include any of the coins not confirmed or noted dates.
  3. 1 point
    Thinking this is a 14 + N pairing not listed by Freeman but recognised by Dracott? Ob legend away from Lin circle, nearly touching head and high bridge/eye format. Wide date. Not fussed if 15 though.
  4. 1 point
    Maurice Bill has a 2nd edition gold coinage due out around Christmas, Available for pre-order https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/English-Gold-Coinage-Volume-II-by-Maurice-Bull-author/9781912667727
  5. 1 point
    Quite pleased to have picked this one up on ebay a couple of weeks ago.
  6. 1 point
    I put a few Victorian pennies on ebay yesterday evening. They are mainly low grade, but do include a number of rare types......so maybe something of interest for one or two members to fill a gap:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/alfnail/m.html?item=403234882871&hash=item5de2ac0537%3Ag%3AxxQAAOSwwXNharf~&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
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    Any more coin cabinet news? I picked up a very nice late Victorian Lincoln style coin cabinet from an auction that use to belong to Paul Munro Walker. Its the better version with well fitted smooth/none sticking sliding trays, not the stacking trays type. Must be were he keeps his prized ancient coins that was once the envy of the world 😛 I checked it over and given it a good shake to make sure there is no secret compartment or coins hidden away😉
  8. 1 point
    Ah, not to divert but I was in Nicosia in 67-68 Sleepy and went to the Nicosia Middle School near Makarios' palace. That is why I keep a sometime interest in Cypriot coins prior to 1963 - can't afford many but do have a very choice 1907 9P. The bronze is just too crazy....
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    Reverse D designs can and do vary quite a lot, albeit in very small ways but the reverse of my F22 seems to match the reverse of the coin question pretty convincingly, especially in the folds of Britannia's gown and left sleeve.
  10. 1 point
    Yes the forgery is mine, I have 2 of them with exactly the same mark on Georges temple, which is what first aroused my suspicions , so someone must think they are worth the effort.