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Zo Arms

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  1. Zo Arms

    New ID required

    That's why I said ' of no consequence '. Just felt Oswald had been misunderstood, so, even after 5 yrs, I went and stood in his corner. I've read the majority of the forum now. Decimals was a bit heavy going. Really enjoyed the Ancients. Certainly opened my eyes to your breadth of knowledge Chris. I'm impressed. Thought about reading the Bible next but someone said that he dies in the end, so maybe not.
  2. Zo Arms

    New ID required

    Of no consequence but I think Oswald was asking if Mark still used the forum, rather than giving an ultimatum.
  3. Looks like there's another dot hiding between the V and the I, on the 61. Two for the price of 1. Bargain.
  4. I'd give it 10 yrs Chris.
  5. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Arrived this morning. Freeman 272. 4+F. R17.
  6. I've only 189 more to look at then.😳
  7. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks for confirmation Bernie. I'll post the reverse when it arrives.
  8. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Just a quick one. Views on this one please. Obverse 4 or 6.? I'm thinking a 4. Don't think there's enough of the honi so O showing to be a 6 and REG is to close to the linear circle.
  9. Ah yes. Mrs Thomas at The Post Office did mention that some new people had moved in, cluttering up the car park with their rubbish.😁
  10. I have a huge suspended ceiling to replace over the weekend, so a van full of light iron to lose come Tuesday morning. Will be having a stern word with someone re the coin situation, whilst I'm there. Thanks for the tip on the ali.
  11. I know. I've weighed them in there for years. Heavy copper, the same as you. And they all know me. New ruling, so I'm told. Been in force for about 2 weeks now. Used one of the side street dealers for a £30 loss. Don't know why but they weren't as heavy on their scales. Strange.
  12. A quick heads up. Just been to EMR to weigh in 30kg bronze coin. Apparently they can no longer accept them. Confirmed with the management there. About to see if the back street boys will take them.
  13. HALP 7+G eBay. Spotted amongst a group of 16. £14.
  14. Only a thought but could it not be a fault with the 8 punch and not an underlying digit at all. If all the old dies had been used up, to meet the unforeseen delay prior to change over to bronze, a hastily made or altered 8 punch could create the anomaly directly on to a new die? Just throwing it out there.
  15. A recent eBay purchase. Freeman F322A. 13 + J. R17. A much needed upgrade.
  16. Pleasantly surprised by a weigh in, early part of this week. Heavy copper exactly £6 kilo. Brass exactly £4 kilo. A rise on the previous week by around 40p. EMR
  17. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    I knew what you meant. I put a lot of faith in the REG F D colons as it's usually all I have to work with. They are saying to me, obverse 6. Definitely not 7. And REG to far from circle to be a 4. Re the flaw above the R in reg. If I'm looking at yours correctly, it appears to be above the hollow of the R whereas on mine and Bernie's it's above the leg. For some reason the top leaves and the forehead are shouting 5 at me? I see no reason why there shouldn't be a 5 + F out there. I can fully understand the problems I present to these pages now.
  18. Zo Arms

    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    There's a discussion on the 1970 halfpenny in the thread shown below, should anyone be interested.
  19. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thank you for your time on this Bernie. Conclusive proof. Is that your coin may I ask? So, at least 3 known. Anyone else have one to add?
  20. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Must admit that I was more swung towards a 6 but I haven't the experienced eyes to be certain on a worn coin such as this. Any idea on the current population estimates? I'm sure it must have increased since Dracott's figure.
  21. Zo Arms

    Hlafpenny Flan?

    Sorry. The coin in the link at the start of this thread. I was interested in the 1878 halfpenny, a few lots further on. The above lot was skipped over. But without audio, I never heard why.
  22. Zo Arms

    Hlafpenny Flan?

    Watched the auction today on my phone. Muted by auctioneer. This lot didn't get an airing. Anyone in the room able to say what happened to it?
  23. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks Bernie. Could I ask why you say 4? Using London coins photos for Ob 4 / 6 and comparing with the legend on the RHS, I can make it either, depending on which photo I use. I trust your judgement implicitly. Just curious.
  24. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    I'd like a little help with this one please. I think I'm correct with reverse F but can't make my mind up on the obverse. Not much to go on I'm afraid. 4 or 6 ?
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