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Unwilling Numismatist

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  1. What @Colin88 said. I wouldn't keep that for £100.
  2. They're catching up faster than you think. Currently about 80. Kew is 110+ depending on condition. I have the 92, as for the kew, when I find one I shall have it. Screw paying that much for cuni.
  3. She wasn't a looker was she
  4. 1887 Sixpence ESC3267 JEB on truncation, would like better but online prices don't seem to reflect aution realised prices very well.
  5. it's not very toned, but it is silver, a gap filled but not as nicely as I'd like...
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    Quadrums - where to buy pick 'n' mix sizes

    You could try this chap on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pack-of-10-Lighthouse-Square-Coin-Capsules-Quadrum-Size-14mm-to-41mm-or-self-cut/162267618417?var=461243893402
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I lived in Boscombe - St Clements road and conducted/drove buses there in thea early 90's
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    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    I wish I wasn't working every day so that I could bung a ton of stuff up for sale.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    I don't think the denigrators are wrong.
  10. Unwilling Numismatist

    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    And another (somewhat mediocre) 1895 Shilling. Fortunately the small rose type though, so my tenner was well spent I think.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    I love the whole design, it must have shaken the populous at the time for being so different to everything before it.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    You are indeed correct. A shame I don't own the coin, but it's definitely one of my top 5 for design appeal.
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    1908 F164

    I agree with @Paddy ebay is it's own worst enemy with free listings, allowing any nobody to over-grade everything without financial impact. Joining that set is self destruction for any credible dealer or collector.
  14. Unwilling Numismatist

    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    It's a very appealing line, one I may stray into if or when Vicky becomes too prohibitive to me.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    A particularly nice example Sword!
  16. I have a 760D and a bunch of lenses, but after seeing what the new mobile phones can achieve, I'm starting to reconsider my direction regarding photographic equipment.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    Something to relieve a little part of the lockdown blues. It's taken me a while to get around to this, because oddly they seem to command a higher than average price for what should be a common issue.
  18. you people either have too much garden or too much time or both. My garden looks like it did before the fair weather. Even the locals won't go near it.
  19. Unwilling Numismatist

    Brexit 50p design

    They do seem to manage the odd good design here and there, but far too many commemoratives look like they've been made as toys these days.
  20. Unwilling Numismatist

    Brexit 50p design

    @Paddy Indeed. I also ordered an annual set from the RM - it has the Team GB 50p but they've canned the games now, so that will be a non-event for this year too
  21. Unwilling Numismatist

    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    I love it when something you pick up unexpectedly becomes a keeper.
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    Brexit 50p design

    I got a (sealed) bagful in my change. I have a very friendly barmaid at my local
  23. Unwilling Numismatist

    Daily Challenges

    Or the nanny cam as it has now been invented
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    Daily Challenges

    You are in a room that has three switches and a closed door. The switches control three light bulbs on the other side of the door. Once you open the door, you may never touch the switches again. How can you definitively tell which switch is connected to each of the light bulbs?
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    Daily Challenges

    I resign from chess.
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