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Peckris 2

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  1. anyone else having difficulty posting? I'm just getting endless 'Saving...' when I press 'Submit Reply'.
  2. I rather think - though it took long enough - that their ongoing ban from international sporting competition continues to sting them.
  3. On the subject of the egregious Andrew... Does having sex with a 17-year-old American (a minor in the States) in the UK - where it's legal - constitute a crime, or not?
  4. I made a very similar joke in Facebook as friends have arrived back from France by Brittany Ferries!
  5. They did have colour photography in the Edwardian era - but it was expensive and not common; that catalogue probably was tinted but I have to say it must have been an expert job as it doesn't show the usual tinting characteristics.
  6. On the subject of cats...
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    More Pennies

    Another alternative would be to take a still picture then import it into a video editor and add your voiceover.
  8. Yes, most people would grade it EF+ or even AUnc as what at first glance looks like minimal wear may be no more than rubbing from being stored. Nice coin.
  9. I know his brother - Nott-aklew.
  10. On a similar note - if Chris Rea joined Dire Straits, would they become Chris Straits or .......
  11. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    Very true. But it's a very different kind of mindset, more comprehensible (to me) though moronic, as you say.
  12. Me too - the seller's going to think Christmas arrived early! Mind you, at £1:50 per mat, perhaps not...
  13. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    I couldn't believe what I saw on the news today - an outraged idiot in the States saying "how dare the government threaten our constitutional rights by telling us whether or not we can go out, whether we have to wear masks. I love the flag and I'm ready to die for it." I have no doubt that more of these idiots WILL die, coughing their guts up and gasping for oxygen while celebrating their 'freedoms'. That kind of mindset is virtually unknown here in Britain. Happily it's not the majority in America either.
  14. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    What I've "got" is that the only 'good' statistics or articles are those which bolster your own position. Everything else can be dismissed. Well, I'm sorry, but your position in relation to blacks is dreadful. I've had enough of it, I don't have the energy to fight or argue as I'm tired all the time now. You can look in the mirror if you need to carry on this 'discussion'.
  15. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/study-claims-white-police-no-more-likely-shoot-minorities-draws-fire https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080222/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/05/28/police-shootings-black-americans-disproportionately-affected-infographic/
  16. Peckris 2

    Adding pictures

    Working for me too.
  17. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    And there you have it. An equating of 'liberalism' with 'Marxism'. If that is really what you believe, then there's no arguing with you, as you're coming from a position that is demonstrably and provably false, despite certain sections of the American right holding it. As for deflecting culpability for the slave trade by putting all the blame on local tribal rulers ... yes, you can safely argue those rulers don't come out smelling of roses but you're not asking WHY they handed over rival tribesmen to the slavers : if the slavers hadn't rocked up on the West African coasts offering goodies in exchange for bodies, there wouldn't have been a slave trade in the first place. When you talk about modern Africa, e.g. the genocide in Rwanda, yes that was unspeakably awful, but what point are you making? That people of African origin commit crimes or even atrocities? Of course. Human nature good and bad doesn't change with skin colour. But when you look at the so-called civilised West, the preponderance of white on black violence dwarfs any other kind. And when you look at Africa, where is the generalised racial violence of black on white? Yes, it's there, but it isn't institutionalised as it is in America and, to a lesser extent, in Europe.
  18. Peckris 2

    Proof there is no god

    Excuse me, where are YOU getting your figures from? Even if it's true, the ratio of gun owners white:black is overwhelmingly predominantly white. So if the police are - understandably - more trigger happy towards armed suspects, that's going to be white most times.
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    You can actually see the lower part of the E so I'd go for blocked die
  20. Adopting my hair-splitting stand: It could be that the Mint defines a different bust as a redesigned thing, a la Modified Effigy. What happened for the large silver 1920-1926 was taking the existing bust and tweaking it a bit to lower the profile. However, when you add in the changed lettering, pointings, bust size, distance from border, etc, they did quite a bit of tinkering. Additionally: the 2015 ESC was written ... when, exactly? It's quite possible that this is an old trope carried forward from one edition to the next and never considered important enough to update.
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    The difference in head size is quite dramatic, and you get a feel for it. However, 3 quick ways of spotting it: 1. the point where the chins meet the neck is well over halfway down on the 2d, about halfway on the penny 2. the back of the head is vertically over the back edge of the lower bust on the 2d, but WELL to the right of it on the penny 3. On the 2d, the chin is vertically above the front of the lower bust, on the penny it's the tip of the nose It does make you wonder why the same bust wasn't used on both denominations.
  22. Is that the 1974 edition? It does seem strange that the Mint should give false information, unless the relevant records and personnel had gone by the mid-70s. My research and article were done mid-90s. I would say that when the ESC were writing, the 1921 shilling with the pre-1920 obverse was not yet known about, but when you compare it with the normal 1921, the difference is obvious and yet both were struck from the same alloy. In one sense the Mint was correct: it IS the same bust but with minor changes to lower the profile. It is not, as in the case with the ME, a new design.
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    If you're going on pictures alone, and don't have the dimensions, the easiest way is to glance at the portrait. Although the same original design on both denominations, there's more of it on the penny, making the head proportionately smaller. I'll try to find examples to show side by side (twopence first) :
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