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  1. It's yours Sir, if you'd care to message me. Bob.
  2. I think that the existing bronze population is diminishing daily. Going to melt. I've read a post from Rob, that he picks out the obvious ones, open 3's, 169's, etc. The rest are melted. Paddy advertised back in November, 43kg combined bronze, that , in the end went for melt. All the good stuff being put aside. As you know, I'll buy bulk via eBay, at slightly above melt price, hoping for something tasty. Generally to no avail. The rest go to melt. I'll not eBay them because I'll end up buying them back at some point, from an ebayer who's doing the same thing. However, on a positive note, all of the coins that I scrap are washers. Last year, a 275kg lot yielded a Gouby X. Recent lots, a Gouby X and a 164a. That's all. Even these were lower grade coins. Take the F98 I have listed at mo. Best I've found, but is it really of any interest. I doubt it. All the cream has been removed and is in the safe hands of collectors such as yourselves. I think that the available penny supply is reducing rapidly. 50 years of people sifting through coins and melting their rejects, to recoup their outlay, must have taken a huge toll on the remainder that the RM didn't recycle.
  3. Zo Arms

    1909 DOT Penny Variants

    On my last post, the first three were Gary's. The last is mine. Strange. I can see them all clearly on my phone. Here are my three offerings. Interestingly, on the first photo, there is a dot in the accepted position, next to the E. That's if the photos appear. Bob.
  4. Zo Arms

    1909 DOT Penny Variants

    Thought that this 1909 dot was close to specimen 3 but not so sure, now that I can see them both together. Specimen 4.........?
  5. I think you're right. An imitation. The central legend on mine has a stop after R. The real thing has a stop immediately before the R. A lead copy of a gold medal from 1645. The copyist must have had access to the real one at some point to know what he was replicating. Am I allowed to post the screenshot of the British museum medal? Bob.
  6. A recent purchase from eBay. 25mm X 21mm. In lead. Closest I can find via Google is a 'General Fairfax medal ' in gold, held at the British Museum. No sign of a suspension loop on this piece tho.
  7. Awaiting arrival, so sellers pics. Listed as lead but could be pewter maybe? A date of 16??. Anyone know what it is please? Mr Google not being to helpful today.
  8. Zo Arms

    Gun money

    Thanks. Pleasing to know that it's not a copy. Paid just over £20 for it, so a bargain I think.
  9. An excellent article here about Stewart, Hemmant and the Great fire of Brisbane. Well worth reading all of it. Intriguing last paragraph. ( Hope I've done the link correctly). Brisbane Burns: How the Great Fires of 1864 Shaped a City and its People - Sharyn Merkley - Google Books
  10. Zo Arms

    Gun money

    Picked this up on eBay just before Christmas. If it's the rare year and month, could it not be open to modern restrikes, etc. Does this one look right? It does feel fatter towards the centre.
  11. Thought I'd share this token with you. Won on eBay just before Christmas. Just arrived. Very pleased with the detail on the emu. Circa 1860 I think. And quite scarce?
  12. The sea to the left doesn't cross the linear circle on either reverse D or F so I put that down to wear, as she is in a shocking condition. You're right. That extra ghostlike head is quite spectral. Creepy. Thanks Mike, Jon. I'll consign her to the pot.
  13. Well, I was hoping for F24, like the one a few posts earlier. I can see some similarities between the two reverses. Being the head on a stalk like neck and the gap between the ship and the sea. Also the exergue seems to step up on the RHS rather than sweep slowly. But I'm sure you're right tho. I couldn't be that lucky.
  14. Hi all. Just a quick one if you'd be so good. Do I keep this one or sling it in the scrap? I know what I'd like it to be but I'm easily confused.
  15. Zo Arms

    Indian temple token?

    Thanks Paddy. That's definitely the coin I have. I'd not considered tin as an option, but it feels like it. Interesting to know now what it is. Not my bag really so if you or anyone else would like it, I'll post it on FOC. Bob.