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  1. TomGoodheart

    Books Section

    I've merged the Brexit comments with Azda's Brexit What's Happening thread so this one can be kept for books. You can find them here: http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/12991-so-brexitwhats-happening/ Cheers. *Waves at Dave and returns to listening to Rammstein*
  2. The site hasn't worked properly for me for ages, irrespective of which browser I use. I can't 'like' posts though I see others have, I can't upload pictures .. various other issues but I'm not on here often enough now to fret about it...
  3. I've seen three shillings, all Triangle mark with this legend Rob, a G1/1 and two G2/2s. Curiously(?) the G1/1 and one of the G1/2s are from the same obverse die, but the other appears to be from another ... Not managed to obtain a nice example yet though.
  4. Afraid not, though I admit I was tempted a bit. This is off Lloyd's site. I'm still saving the pennies for a really nice Charles I shilling .. ideally one that just appears at a bargain price somewhere only I see it! 😀
  5. TomGoodheart

    Any clues?

    Ha! There you go Rob.
  6. TomGoodheart

    Any clues?

    I wish I knew how to post pictures .. it'd be much easier. [
  7. TomGoodheart

    Any clues?

    Danish 8 Skilling? Ot possibly not that exact demonimation, but similar .. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces108569.html
  8. Just for you Stu. A nice hammered penny!
  9. TomGoodheart

    Long Shot .. Shuttlewood 329 Shilling.

    Oh, I'm not too worried about tooling. It's very similar to Ashby 2206 and some of the later 'Briot' Brooker shillings such as 550-553, all of which have that odd beard and crude features. Sadly I can't find the facility to upload pics from my laptop any more, but Rob's Sun coin shows the same sort of 'pared down' artistry. I guess I'll just have too be content that it fits the 'crude' and 'square' criteria! 😀
  10. Yes, it's only a very slim chance but .. I wondered if anyone here (dealers in particular) had encountered Shuttlewood 329 (SNC Vol CIX 2 April 2001 HS0329) in their travels? The reason I ask is I'm still trying to pin down the provenance for this: I suspect it might be the aforesaid coin which is described as "Shilling type 4.4. m.m. (R), bust 1. Sharp G1/2; N.2232; S.2843. Untidy strike on a squarish flan. VF for this. " However that particular shilling wasn't illustrated and there were no coin tickets with the Shuttlewood coins and no weights or die orientation given in the descriptions! The only basis for my suspicions are that this coin was originally listed in a dealer catalogue along with Shuttlewood 323, so the timing is right. Sadly I didn't buy it at the time and when I checked the dealer's assistant was unable to find purchase details for the coins in that list. The dealer I bought it from subsequently has since ceased trading. Not much to go on I admit and still inconclusive I know. In fact the the only conclusive thing would be to confirm that this coin isn't the Shuttlewood one by finding that somebody else has that one (or did own it at any time after April 2005, when I acquired the coin above!) Anyone?
  11. TomGoodheart

    The Dog Pit

    Woof woof.
  12. TomGoodheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Less a fake. More a copy. It's a modern replica of a Victorian coin. Comparisons with a genuine Victoria penny show numerous subtle differences that, with experience, are easy to spot.
  13. TomGoodheart

    The Value of Charity

    As a member, I'm inclined to agree. Larry has voiced his opinion and contributed some useful information about charities. But this thread is getting to be more about semantics and I'm not sure it's going anywhere. Please can we get back to discussing coins now?
  14. Apologies. I am still around, though busy with other things so don't get on here as often as I used to. I've also had internet problems (I think it's my age ) and can't always view pictures in threads. I see Rob has been providing answers though so I'm sure any Chas I shilling related questions will be resolved if I'm not here.
  15. TomGoodheart

    Recent Hammered Acquisitions

    Without meaning to be rude Stevo, but why do you want to slab it? (You might have noticed that slabbing isn't that popular in the UK) Careful handling will preserve it fine without a slab (and you'll be able to insect it better). I keep my Charles I shillings in a tray in a cabinet so I can pick them up and look at them when I wish. Though a nice coin, it's not so valuable that it needs preservation. And if to sell, the cost of slabbing would have to be offset against the gain you'd make selling it raw. Just curious. T
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