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  1. It's the first time I've seen the design and I must say I rather like it. It appears to have depth, does it look that way in hand or is it an illusion of the picture?
  2. My latest Pidcock ½ pence, D&H457 which arrived this morning. Opinions on grade welcome, I'm thinking around a good very fine?
  3. will1976

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I have a couple of examples of these but in copper not stainless steel. My understanding is they was minted to test the integrity of the die material.
  4. Is that a partial brockage or die clash beneath the cockatoo @Paulus there was one that sold on the bay a few weeks back with a similar impression but a little more pronounced, the same design I think
  5. The earliest dated one is 1795 with the latest 1801. This is the only half penny example I have at the moment but some are dated 1795, 1796 and 1801 . The rarest of the lot seems to be the tiger, I've never seen an example let alone been able to buy one. A couple of the farthing tokens from the same series I have have the date of 1801 on them and this seems to be the end of the series
  6. will1976

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    As I work in elderly care I found this hilarious! I'm working this afternoon and I shall be grading my residents!!!!
  7. will1976

    Asian coin weights?

    Again thank you @Sword I guess it helps knowing what you're looking for and being able to read the text!
  8. will1976

    Asian coin weights?

    @Sword Thank you very much, I didn't hold out much hope of finding anything out especially on the second one. Is there any indication of date for the Tael? I had seen the Hang Seng bank mentioned in a few of the pages I'd googled but nothing seemed to match the ingot. I shall add them both to the 'unusual' section of my collection
  9. I've spent the morning looking up these two coin weights (?) with a little success on the oblong one but I've found nothing on the round one. The oblong one weighs 31.5gm so a touch over a troy ounce (my scales might be slightly out here) measures 31x21x5mm. This one is definitely Chinese as the images match the 5 cent (fen) coin for 1936-39 (Krause y#348) with the diameter of the image on the weight matching the 18mm of the coin. The round weight I've had less luck with. I'm pretty certain it's Chinese again but not a 100% sure, it has a weight of 44gm with a diameter of 30mm. When placed with the characters face down it is domed in shape. Both are non magnetic Any information an what they are or where used for would be appreciated, even a pointer in the right direction.
  10. will1976

    Help with Roman bronze coin

    If It is still available I'll post pictures in march, watch this space...…...
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