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    Just acquired my first George I crown (today's DNW auction)
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    The blossoms on my trees this year are amazing , we live on the top of a hill and its not unusual for all the blossoms to blow off, but the last few days have been kind to them and the result is a profusion of colour. Picture of my cherry tree below.
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    Yes, Gouby doesn't list this one.
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    Domestic relations are an all-time low despite a gushing Valentine's card yesterday. The new bathroom budget has been blown again on Hiram Brown's F76. I'm in raptures about it but the other half is unimpressed.
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    And this a short while ago. Ticks the B initial mark box
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    With acknowledgements to the seller @oldcopper I'm very pleased to have won this superb 1882H Freeman 114. Surprisingly difficult to obtain - for example only two on LCA site over the past 17 odd years (the other three shown are 115's misattributed as 114's. I've been trying to get a decent one for a number of years. Not room on this post for both sides, so posting obverse on another post.
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    My lockdown keep fit tips. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room on each side. With a 5kg potato bag in each hand, extend your arm straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of days, move up to 10kg potato bags. Then try 50kg potato bags and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100kg potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more then a full minute. (I'm now at this level). After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
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    A bonus halfcrown for me too this week. Bought for stock, but with much of the crap removed it shows the obverse mark to be crescent over book, so it becomes one for me. Crescent is a rare mark for James I and only used on gold. Book is only marginally less rare. Up to this point I hadn't positively identified this overmark on any coin to add it as a requirement for the initial mark section of the collection.
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    You know me by now - I love bargain job lots! I picked up an album at an auction last week - mostly full of junk pre-decimal British coinage. (I bought mainly because the album was a good quality one, suitable for displaying better coins at market.) As well as reasonable 1953 and 1950 pennies in there (unspotted) was this 1860 in fairly decent condition. If I am reading @secret santa's website correctly this is F10, Obverse 2 reverse D, but actually the reverse is D* (with the heavy rockline above the LCW) and also has the sea not reaching the border to the left of the lighthouse. All in all a pleasing upgrade to my F10 with bonuses. Oh and it also shows the repaired A in Victoria...
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    I just received my packet back from NGC. Here is the F164a after conservation and slabbing
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    I don't know if its of any interest, but i came across this pattern 1894 penny the other day , and wondered just how iv'e managed to miss it in all my years of collecting , it is after all listed in Freemans on page 233 Plate xiv Pic. B terrible picture though. It looks to be the same reverse as the 2mm 1895 but has an unusual looking boat on the right. http://www.coinfactswiki.com/wiki/Great_Britain_1894_penny_KM-790
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    Added to my sixpence collection.
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    And another new shilling, progressing my type collection
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    Latest arrival 1875 Die 75 sixpence
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    Another newbie, type 3a3, ex Bull
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    At least my Mother in Law is out of hospital having swallowed the 1927 florin I had put in the mix bowl. I had told her that the Proof was in the Pudding, but i think she misunderstood....