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Peckris 2

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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    One possible reason for this is that the Mint held base metal coins as a low priority compared to silver, and therefore took many more attempts to get things right, resulting in more varieties. The other reason is that the changeover from copper to bronze was so fraught with difficulties, that the period from 1858 to 1863 alone could be worth a serious research study and produce a whole book with its findings.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Agreed ... though as a general, not an absolute, principle. Just to give one example: I'd rather have a 1946 ONE' penny in EF than an UNC 1944.
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    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    Heatons, Kings Norton, or Soho? The latter I'd guess (and hope...)
  4. Peckris 2

    Digital camera question

    If phones can connect to cameras using wifi, then the reverse should also be true?
  5. Yes, it's a JH 6d. I saw it for sale at the Midland Fair 20+ years ago. I would have passed over it as I already had an UNC 1887 6d, but even though it's a small coin, I could see there was something unusual about the date so I bought it.
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    Digital camera question

    There are digital cameras which will take wifi input from a mobile phone to act as a shutter, as long as you've set up a link between phone and camera. Most of the more recent (last 7 years or more?) will do so, but afaik not necessarily the cheap ones though you can always do research into that. As for output of video "all the time", you are constrained by the cards used by the camera. Even fairly low quality video on a large - e.g. 64GB - card, you will only get so much continuous video. Again, you need to research this issue. Also bear in mind that European rules limit the length of continuous single shoot video, but I'm not sure why.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Obviously bought by a total nutter
  8. I'll try to find one. I agree about the overdate problem, but apparently there are scores of patterns. Ask @1887jubilee
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    I love Venn diagrams!!

    1. Turkey applied for EU membership many years ago and they STILL aren’t. And won't be until their governmental political system is totally reformed, i.e. they've become a democracy. 2. Russia did provide military support to Turkey as part of the fight against ISIS. However, in other matters in Syria they are on opposite sides: Russia supports Assad and opposes the Free Syrian Army, while Turkey is against the former and assists the latter.
  10. My case would be the following: The top of the ear and tip of moustache on the obverse, and the letters I of HONI, S of SOIT, and P of PENSE on the reverse , which all show signs of flattening through slight wear. But I do take your point about magnified images..
  11. I think it's EF. The weak strikes didn't really occur until the huge increase in mintage from 1914 onwards, caused by the inflation of WW1.
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    I love Venn diagrams!!

    Yeah, if you don't fall foul of the authorities, it's a great place - reminds me of Greece in the early 70s, though Turkey doesn't have soldiers with rifles on every corner of its capital.
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    I love Venn diagrams!!

    Only in the sense that they are a long term applicant. But until they become a democracy with acceptable civil rights, they will never be allowed to join (or they'd be members already, long ago).
  14. Peckris 2

    I love Venn diagrams!!

    There is no way (Farage, are you listening? ) that Turkey could be considered an EU 'candidate' in the short- or mid-term. Their civil rights record - for one - would preclude them.
  15. It's entirely possible - though what first drew my attention to it was the gap between the 8 and the 7, much wider than on normal issues. One of our fellow members (who's studied 1887 JH coins in very fine detail) says it's a pattern, but he also says there are very many 'patterns' for this date.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I found some 1908-1910 could have a reddish tinge. Possibly struck on blanks supplied by Kings Norton.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Either way, the different coloration must indicate even a slight variation in the bronze alloy?
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Agreed. I do wonder about why this should be so? I'm thinking that Heatons were the preferred subcontractor, having been used since the 1870s, so on one level you'd think they'd get the better selection of dies? But if there was no difference in the quality of obverse die sent to both, then it COULD be that the slight variation in metal used for blanks might be the reason? Every collector is probably aware of the reddish colour that KNs have when worn, compared to the brown/black appearance of H pennies.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    You got an amazing bargain there Mike. In the old price guides, it used to go: 1919H 1918H then a gap to 1918KN 1919KN These days it's more likely to go: 1918H then a gap to 1919H 1918KN then another gap to 1919KN (Talking of EF and higher that is)
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    Dos (b)pesos coin ring ID

    "DOS BESOS" translates as "two kisses". This is the reverse of a genuine gold coin: I suspect that someone has created an 'alternative' version to use a love token (perhaps)?
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Yes, in top grades it now rivals the 18KN.
  22. Welcome back scott - you've been missed!
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    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    There's only one Rob on this forum! who is @Rob
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