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Posts posted by Diaconis

  1. Apparently one of the side effects of coronavirus vaccines is no taste...

    Thoughts go out to all the Eastenders fans out there


    A friend just had his 2nd injection at the vaccination center and began to have blurred vision the whole way home.  
    When he got home, he called the vaccination center for advice and to ask if he should go see a doctor, or be hospitalized.  
    He was told to come back to the vaccination center as a matter of urgency to collect his glasses.


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  2. Yes, very nice cabinet 

    7 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    If I'd known in 2010 how much my collection would grow in 11 years, I'd have invested in one very large cabinet back then. Now I'll have three separate ones, each housing different parts of the collection.   


    Why not see if there’s interest in the smaller cabinets on here and then order a big one? 

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  3. On 9/10/2018 at 11:18 PM, Ukstu said:

    It does indeed. On thinking back now his teeth were awful and he was always back n forth the dentist. Can't imagine the damage it must of done to his enamel. 

    Id forgotten about your mate Flash but your account of him did stay with me for quite a while when I first read it.

  4. I’ll  often wear one cotton glove when examining slabs (+ small bottle of isopropyl alcohol on the side).*

    Great for rubbing off  any fingerprints or crud prior to closer examination and before putting away. I find it more convenient than a loose cloth.

    *There’s a Spinal Tap album cover title in there somewhere

  5. 12 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Apparently France converted from copper to bronze from 1848.

    Here's an extract from G. Thullier (Pour une histoire monétaire de la France au XIXe siècle).

    From what I can understand with my poor French:

    Straight after the Revolution of 1848 and on 3/May of that year they were still striking Centimes in pure copper. 

    It seems that the big push in France toward Bronze came a little later on 6/May 1852 with an issue of 48,500,OOOF of bronze (at that time they also recalled about 10,000T of copper). Notably, he states that bronze coins were circulating 50 years earlier than that (Note1 states that in 1848 there was already various (billon) coinage in circulation made of copper or bell metal or bronze which was made half a century earlier,  which I assume was official issue).