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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    Help me identify this coin

    I can make out the word COOPERATIVE so I'd suggest it's a Co-op token. But it seems to be reversed?
  2. The good news: The GIMP is a powerful open-source photo editor - not as powerful as Photoshop but it has a lot to offer. The bad news: It doesn't follow the more or less common standards that photo editors employ. It's a steep learning curve, though if you haven't done much or any graphics editing, you won't need to 'unlearn' existing standards first. https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
  3. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    The clue was in the words "mock" "up" and "Photoshop"
  4. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    There it is, above
  5. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    Good luck with that - I have the only known example...
  6. Peckris 2

    An Interesting (to Me) 1787 Sixpence

    I'd agree with Rob, except to add that Spink is only about 25 UK£ and might be a useful reference, as even when the prices are out of date it's still a good reference to all types of English coin from Celtic and Roman on.
  7. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    Yes it was the crown apparently. There is an early bronze pattern for the JH (in Peck) where she is wearing a heavy tiara, but she favoured the small crown which was lighter for a long sitting. I once did a Photoshop mock up to show how Boehme's portrait would have looked without a crown:
  8. Peckris 2

    British coins without the Queens head

    £1. Even in Guernsey.
  9. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    They could have done as with the Old Head, and introduced the bronze 2 years after gold and silver i.e. in 1889. I suspect that the JH was already deeply unpopular by then so they abandoned the idea? Also, I suppose, the last iteration of the bun head was already 'aged' compared to the YH silver so there was less urgency.
  10. Peckris 2

    latest acquisition ;0)

    Ah yes, the unadopted bronze pattern - where did you see this picture?
  11. Peckris 2

    Encased Farthings

    How very retro of Dire Straits...
  12. Peckris 2

    An Interesting (to Me) 1787 Sixpence

    Oh, you can trust me...
  13. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Let's just hope that the buyer has enough common sense to realise that if it was the mule, it would by now be in 4 figures and rising.
  14. To think.. Reaction was the home of Cream and The Who.
  15. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Easy mistake to make though - those early toothed obverses look quite like beaded ones.
  16. Peckris 2

    Olympic 50ps

    He does know the value of coins though, and can be heard going around muttering "Preciousss"
  17. Peckris 2

    cataloging app

    It's easy enough to do, using something like Excel - just have column headings for e.g. denomination, date, condition, variety, perhaps reign, date acquired, where from, price paid, and you can always add more column headings later. You could have a separate worksheet for pictures. To sort by any criterion, you'd just click that column heading, and Bob's your mum's brother. I don't know of any particular app (I created my own bespoke solution using a database manager) but post again in the relevant forum, e.g. Free For All and I'm sure someone will help.
  18. Yes, that's right. The auctioneer would open - if he had a bid on the books - at the reserve or estimate. Then if there were bids in the room, the auctioneer would raise (often by pointing at his book) with the next highest bid. If the room cleared what was on the book he would say something like "I'm out" and point to the overbidder.
  19. Yes. Getting back to the 1926ME (I hear your groans from here...) - many millions of halfpennies, farthings, and the 1927 penny saw the introduction of the ME obverse on bronze together with a modified reverse. Just because there are maybe 100k (give or take) 1926ME pennies with old reverse that completed what MAY have been an emergency issue of pennies, doesn't prove anything about what the original design intent was .. or wasn't. I personally think there is enough evidence that a modified reverse was the intent, but circumstances proved it impractical for the end of the 1926 penny run.
  20. Fur muff...? Oh I see. There's a nice kinky boot on the reverse.
  21. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1911-KING-GEORGE-V-ONE-PENNY-1d-COIN-/283083061180 "Rare coin", a USED 1911 1d? You're right, that's a deceptive listing even though all is made clear in the description.
  22. Peckris 2

    First purchase - 1928 Half Crown - Grade?

    Anyone who can confidently differentiate between GEF and AUnc should be wearing a red cape and dating Lois Lane.
  23. It all depends on what your definition of "is" is... I don't think it's down to dies - it's down to "designs". A die may well have been placed in the press intentionally, but if the design on it was "not originally intended" to be used with the design on its paired die, then the discussion about whether or not it's a mule comes into force.
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