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Unwilling Numismatist

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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
  3. Unwilling Numismatist

    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.
  4. Unwilling Numismatist

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

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

    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.
  9. 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!
  11. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    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
  16. Unwilling Numismatist

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

    I love it when something you pick up unexpectedly becomes a keeper.
  17. Unwilling Numismatist

    Brexit 50p design

    I got a (sealed) bagful in my change. I have a very friendly barmaid at my local
  18. 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.
  21. Unwilling Numismatist

    Daily Challenges

    start both, flip the 7 min one when empty, when 11 min is empty flip the 7 minute one to use the 4 minutes.. = 15 minuutes. QED
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    Daily Challenges

    Rook to A7 but I'm late back to the party - only 1 move required though.
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    Daily Challenges

    I looked at it for ages, I can't figure out whos go is next
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    This just arrived, and it looks alot nicer than the sellers pictures presented it. I might even venture it to be Maundy, as the polished fields are really bright.
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    That would be a question I'm neither old enough nor qualified enough to answer.
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