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  2. Ukstu

    Color Flying Scotsman £2 coin

    I think i will. There seems to be a few of these like its a mass production error. I've spotted another on eBay similar to mine and another were the rear of the train is elevated and the nose wheels are low on the rail. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385539173545 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404175330733 It's whether I'll get a correct replacement or not though as it's a limited edition.
  3. Ukstu

    Color Flying Scotsman £2 coin

    Seems i am not alone. Another one..Odd Flying Scotsman £2
  4. Got this today. Not sure what to make of it. The quality is awful and it doesn't live up to what was displayed on the RM website. The train looks derailed and is not level with the track and there is some doubling at the rear of the engine were the train is not seated correctly with the outline.
  5. Ukstu

    Evasion and Contemporary Counterfeits

    It's gone through the bit with the mint signature "EBOR" which is short for EBORACI (York)
  6. Ukstu

    Evasion and Contemporary Counterfeits

    My pierced one. Not sure if it's been pierced for the 1696 recoinage or if it was a touch piece. Always intrigued me.
  7. Ukstu

    Too Good to be True (eBay)?

    Nothing odd jumps out about it. Looks genuine to me. Class IVa with the extra I after the R of Rex. Sellers got feedback for a few sold Norman coins one registered with PAS. Stu.
  8. Think you're right. Looks like GILDEPINE ON C I guess if spacing was an issue they would lose the A after the C. Stu.
  9. Ukstu

    Replica Cut Halfpenny?

    The one Clive posted is struck further down the line than the one i posted so you've got wear on the die but its essentially the same coin. What are the chances of an original and a copy having these same features. That's all i compared it on quickly.
  10. Ukstu

    Replica Cut Halfpenny?

    I never looked at the obverse. The reverse was clear enough to see it's the same coin. They are becoming more common on eBay now. There was a John Irish half penny a few months ago as well. Same coins from Ireland. Looked like someone had put it through a rock tumbler to knock it about and add wear. I reported it but it went on to sell as usual.
  11. Ukstu

    Replica Cut Halfpenny?

    Did you click on the link i posted? Its the same coin just been cut in half.
  12. Ukstu

    Replica Cut Halfpenny?

    Yes. It looks like one of those silver coin copies you get from Ireland off eBay. Reported ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255695189215
  13. You can rule out 5a1. The letter X is incorrect and the crown ends for class 5a1.5b2 is more likely. This guide is a bit better. It may help. Longcross Coin Guidebook
  14. Cheers Rob. That settles it then. Thank you. Stu.
  15. Thanks Rob That is indeed the same coin. Someone has marked Ex ER Duncan Elias on one of the tickets and bought from Patrick Finn 18/2000 No 507 Illustrated. I have the Elias book in my library. The type is listed as Elias 288. https://ibb.co/BPWwCQC