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Lotad

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  1. I’ve had this 1819 LIX crown for a little while now and after a bit of oogling today I noticed there appears to be an A just before DECUS in the edge lettering. I checked several other 1818/19/20 in lower grades, and a couple higher, but couldn’t see anything on them. Is this of any interest as an error or variety?
  2. Thanks for the info. What are those L&S numbers? Here’s the rest of the edge inscription.
  3. Yes, slightly. You can feel it dips if you run your fingernail over it.
  4. Is there any chance there’s an ‘affordable’ 1817 pattern crown? I’ve found that this sold for $80,000 in 2019 so I already know the answer. And holy smokes, this pattern crown originally came from Pistrucci’s collection!
  5. Did you come across these different types for 2017? The one in the middle is the normal type, the two either side have a nice satin finish. The reverses can be different as well and you can find combinations of both.
  6. I have two 2013 Birth of Prince George £5 silver proof coins and I noticed a difference of the horse’s tail between them both. I wondered if this was evidence of a different dies or different stages of a die, or something else? The first coin (highlighted with red). The horse’s tail shows less separation of the hair strands at the end, whereas the second coin is more divided to a higher point. The second pair of photos show some more minor differences, but I only noticed these with the extra magnification. The easiest to spot was difference in George’s foot, the first coin shows quite a chubby foot compared to the second. There was also a difference between the dragon’s wing membrane. The first coin is softer/curvier with a ridge along the edge of membrane. Whereas the second coin has a spikier overall appearance.
  7. I found some half pennies in a bank bag of 2p’s from a Post Office. After putting it in a 2x2 I noticed the obverse was rotated about 10 degrees anticlockwise. Is it normal to see this? I checked the other dates I have on hand, another 1954 was rotated similarly.
  8. Yes, sorry, the 1st and 3rd images are the same coins (type 1) 2nd and 4th are the same (type 2). The horse leg and dragon arm were the main elements I saw to differentiate them. I had 6 x Type 1 and 9 x Type 2. I don’t recall there being a correlation between the different kinds of boxes.
  9. Oh man, I can’t upload 0.5mb per post? Now I remember why I didn’t do this the first time. Here’s a link to the 4 photos, arranged Type 1/2/1/2 https://imgur.com/a/l8npJds
  10. I took these ages back, I gave up trying to resize them, but they’re here now. I had 15 on hand at the time, mostly boxed, some loose, maybe one graded PCGS PL64. Type 1 - chubby
  11. I've been collecting uncirculated 2p's, mainly from buying sealed bags of 50. Quite often there are blemishes or spots on varying amounts of the coins, but these 2011 were riddled with them. What are these spots? Some even have black spots which are raised from the service and look like mould. The first two photos are of the 'best' coin of the bag, the others are indicative of the rest. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from getting worse, or even remove the spots?
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    Black spots on uncirculated 2011 2p

    I can't think of a specific reason why I decided upon 2p's, probably because of their size and colour, and similarity to the predecimal penny. I think they're just a nice humble coin. I also collect £2 in a similar fashion, and I think the reason for those is simpler. I remember when the current bimetallic was introduced, me and my mum would hoard them in a piggybank.
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    Black spots on uncirculated 2011 2p

    Thanks JLS, so improper storage might be at fault then. Are coins like these containing copper more prone to this sort of thing? So far the oldest bag of uncirculated 2p has been 1987, and from memory they were all fine. I've also found some 2p with red spots rather than these kind. I'll see if I can get a photo.
  14. I noticed that some 2017 5p's I received in change looked odd and had a different lustre to the regular ones, I thought they were proofs at first. The coin on the left is normal, the one on the right has the odd lustre. What do you think would cause this?
  15. I noticed one of my 2013 Wales floral £1 has the obverse/reverse rotated 180 degrees (I'm not sure what the correct terminology is). Hopefully from the mirror photos you can the see the misaligned sides. It weighs 9.5g and the diameter is 22.5mm, so looks up to spec. Edge inscription reads as it should - PLEIDIOL WYF I’M GWLAD. The second E in Elizabeth looks very flat. What do you think, real or fake? Is this a known error?
  16. What sort of price did these fetch? Thanks for the info everyone.
  17. This 1866 Third Farthing seems to have a mis-strike(?) with an oval shape by the A in farthing. Is this of any interest?
  18. I've just received an exchanged copy of the 2018 annual proof set. I sent the first back because there was a stain/mark on the obverse of the 2p. And now the second has fingerprints on the obverse of the 1p and 50p. Am I expecting too much of these proof coins? Considering the cost, my expectation is that these proof coins should be perfect.
  19. Does anyone know a site that tracks the info about these coins? I'm interested to know what coins there were and how many were minted. I think these are ones so far: 2016 Last Round Pound 2017 New Pound 2017 Isaac Newton 50p 2018 Isaac Newton 50p 2018 Harry & Megan £5 2018 Britannia £2 I think I remember seeing an estimate of 25,000 - 30,000 for the 2018 Isaac Newton 50p, don't know how accurate that is though.
  20. Thank you for the advice everyone. I'll send them back and try another set; don't they say the third time's a charm? As for why modern proofs? I like how they're presented and I enjoy having a pristine copy of a coin.
  21. Yes, still in the plastic case, just as it came.
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