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  1. I knew it went back to at least 1966 for non-UK coins. Anyone know when Machin's was first used?
  2. I was going to suggest toothpick holder! So I take a bow to the pomander guys.
  3. I didn't know the answer. That's why I said "never knew that". The clue's in the words...
  4. Peckris 2

    Pennies High grade.

    I think the 1936 is a rare coin, but not grossly overpriced like the 1934. Also, it is the only rare item in the otherwise extremely common 1936 denomination series.
  5. Peckris 2

    Pennies High grade.

    I have 3 wreaths if you include the 1927, but have never really been that interested in owning the 1934, unless for kudos reasons. Strangely, I'd be more excited to own the 1936.
  6. Mostly the site works as it should, but the 'Unread Content' feature sometimes has a bug. What happens is that with the list of topics the cursor doesn't change from a pointer into a hand+finger, so you can't click to enter a topic, and sometimes also the list of topics doesn't fully load. Reloading the page usually solves it (maybe after two or three attempts). This never used to happen, now it happens about every day. Anyone else noticed this?
  7. What's the Elizabeth II florin doing there! "disastrous election result"? We don't all think that! It's true that had TM won a predicted landslide, she could have pursued a Chequers-style solution to Brexit from the start without worrying too much about the Europhobic rabble in her party (Rees-Mogg, Fox, Gove, Johnson, Cash, etc) and got us a reasonable deal. Now it's anyone's game, anyone's guess. As for 1945, Atlee's government helped shape what we know as modern Britain rather than the failing Empire mindset of the 1930s. Even Thatcher couldn't (or wouldn't) undo all of that. The British people shouldn't be insulted as 'stupid' for evicting Churchill, who was inspirational in the fight against Hitler, but who proved less than inspirational as a peacetime leader.
  8. Peckris 2

    Pennies High grade.

    Agreed - though Cope & Rayner has one or two real bloopers; for example they say that a 1923 halfcrown in top grade is harder than the 1925!
  9. Peckris 2

    Pennies High grade.

    Possibly, but I still think that Scarce in relation to a population of 251 - 500 is rather ridiculous. It means that there is no way to differentiate the 1912H from the 1919KN penny, both of which would exceed those figures, in one case by 000,000, in the other by far less. It also means that the 1913 "mules" could not be described as scarce, nor 1864 or 1865/3 pennies and any number of other examples. Your example of wreath crowns is perhaps the exception: 932 (1934) as a proportion of all wreath crowns minted excluding 1927, is not so small, and as you say this was an issue where nearly all original strikes still exist and come up regularly for sale.
  10. Peckris 2

    Madness' Coin Grading Training Ground

    The site says the winning price was $336? (Which presumably includes buyers premium which you would have known about before bidding). However, to go from there to $431 seems very harsh. Did they mention all those charges in the small print or could you challenge them on it?
  11. Peckris 2

    Pennies High grade.

    201 - 500 = 'Scarce'? That's absurd. (For currency coins minted in the millions).
  12. Mines closed steadily from the late 60s onwards as other sources of fuel became available. But only in 1984-1986 were they closed by violent confrontation between the miners and the forces deliberately unleashed by the government of the day.
  13. Oops. That's a download. Now deleted to be on the safe side...
  14. I think you would gain far more from being an acknowledged expert in your chosen field than a marginal gain in scarcer varieties would cost you (as you're possibly the first to this, you can infer that there aren't a huge number of variety collectors for 1787 silver). If it was me, I'd publish and be damned, though after taking Rob's advice above.