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  1. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    Currency obverse.
  2. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    Apologies for the thread hijack @HeavyT. The currency release featured the Jody Clark Portrait with the "fifty pence" inscription. At least some of the BU packs feature the portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley without the inscription. The silver Proofs (some of?) have a portrait by Jody Clark also without an enscription. This particular coin comes in at least 3 varieties, but the royal mint seem reluctant to release mintage figures for each variety, only stating that there was amintage of this commemorative coin.
  3. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    The silver proof and the circulation ones both have "Fifty pence" on the obvserse, some of the packs don't.
  4. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    fingers crossed. If i was a gambling man I'd buy a bunch more for good measure but I almost always chicken out and then get proven correct!
  5. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    2015 Battle of Britain
  6. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    Thats a bargain but it does have a denomination.
  7. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    Someone probably said that during every period of coinage....
  8. Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    No mention of the largely un-acclaimed no denomination 50p? I'm sure when the dailiy rags realise and report it, there will be more interest.... Battle of britain 50p - ONLY the one in the royal mint pack ( and as far as I understand, not every pack). Currently around £20 but watch this space I guess
  9. Auction houses

    The pennies look ok (read that as genuine) .... but otherwise it looks like something a 5 year old made in playschool!
  10. A few newbie questions

    yes. don't bum a fag on the subway in the UK!
  11. Coin aquisition of the week.......

    is it me or does the one in the date look a little bit phallic? Nice example!
  12. Coin aquisition of the week.......

    Definitely something going on there @Paulus
  13. A few newbie questions

    wow wrote a long essay and "some error blah blah page ./!" and no post. Doh.
  14. My Latest Acquisition

    My most recent of several Vickies (the ones Mick didn't get, at least .... )
  15. My Latest Acquisition

    Best put the "box it up and put it all in the loft" thoughts on hold if you're still getting good results