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  1. Peckris 2

    50p, the actual numbers so far....

    "Twenty five notes John, twenty for cash..."
  2. Peckris 2

    50p, the actual numbers so far....

    In a way, that's what is happening. The young now use contactless without a second's thought, while many of the elderly still use cash as their prime option. Meanwhile cheques are seeing the slowest death by a 1000 cuts but will before long be history. A slow changeover to suit different generations is what we're getting.
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    1953 Proof Set

    which variety is the farthing?
  4. This sign always makes me smile. "Top line - L then I then E then ... is it an N ?"
  5. Peckris 2

    50p, the actual numbers so far....

    Not a good observation. It wasn't 'the nanny state' that has seen the rise of cashless. It was international banking that first introduced the credit then the debit card. Apps and contactless are the work of banks and multinational computing companies. Do we REALLY believe that Britain has had any real influence or dynamic input in this whole thing?
  6. Peckris 2

    50p, the actual numbers so far....

    Interesting question. The parallel - yet not - situation is vinyl records: when CDs came in, record collecting became popular and prices went through the roof for rarities. However, there has also been a resurgence in vinyl releases as there was always a hardcore minority who preferred it and their numbers have swollen. There won't be the same thing with coins except for the minority who collect; there will be no resurgence of coins as a money medium when and if we go cashless.
  7. Peckris 2

    1953 Proof Set

    It's not an absolute question. SOME of the proof sets between 1937 and 1953 have some or all coins with frosting that varies between slight and marked. As far as 1953 is concerned, then Secret Santa makes the point that they contain the extremely rare mule penny.
  8. That's a pretty good copy - you can see that it's "just" wrong enough (though only slightly) not to have been taken from a cast made from a genuine coin.
  9. the obverse portrait is almost exactly the Wyon portrait.
  10. Is that shilling sized? It's unusual in that it's very close to the shilling design, and could be mistaken for one by someone semi-literate who couldn't see the inaccuracy of the legend. Most gaming tokens I've seen are either wildly inaccurate spade guineas with wrong dates, or the 'To Hanover' Cumberland Jack type.
  11. Yes, 79 - 81 was a boom time for coins, then entering a long period of stagnation which only began to end around the time Spink took over Seaby, and Coincraft brought out their catalogue.
  12. If you look at the pictorial examples of different grades in Spink, you can easily come to the conclusion that their grades are very old-fashioned - somewhat lower than the average.
  13. Those initials at the bottom are the best clue, but you'd have to follow it. On the other hand, perhaps it rings a bell with Rob?
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    Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic imsomniac who lay awake all night pondering the existence of Dog?