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Peckris 2

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  1. Then there was the lad who emptied a pint of milk down the sink and poured his late father's ashes in so he could scatter them behind the Juventus goal according to his dad's final wish. Unfortunately the officials wouldn't allow him to take "something that could be used as a weapon" into the ground. It's a sorry state of affairs when you can't even take a bottle of pop into a football ground...
  2. Looks like he survived shell shock for a short time (4 minutes to be precise)...
  3. Peckris 2

    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    I remember paying around £7.50 for one in the late 70s. That must be around £30 now? However I can understand their popularity - they are the only proof set of their type and were only created due to collector demand.
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    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    Here's someone who seems to have several sets: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Royal-Mint-8-coin-Proof-set-/353541204797?var=0&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338268676&toolid=10044&customid=CjwKCAiA866PBhAYEiwANkIneN63Y_Dzh8MtNIVTCHFONtRqWQpNGPzxVLSMOvWoFU5eKG8pHuy3MhoCBXUQAvD_BwE
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    Halfpenny ID check

    The main problem seems to be the left hand edge of each letter: on the supposed overstrike F/P, the serifs extend at exact right angles, like they do on the L. However, the P of penny has a regular curve extending from the bottom to the top on the left hand side; this makes the serifs rounded rather than extending straight at right angles.
  6. Peckris 2

    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    I didn't mean that - I meant that breaking proofs out of sealed plastic might not do them any good in the long run.
  7. Peckris 2

    1696 William III Shilling error

    Sue Gray
  8. Oh, but has he performed well in tests?
  9. Peckris 2

    Party time excellent

    Maybe it's just me, but he looks the spitting image of Sue Gray
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    Halfpenny ID check

    No reflection on your particular example, but is the HALP a genuine variety? It always looks as though the upper and middle serifs of the F have met due to some die irregularity. To my eyes it looks nothing like the P in PENNY.
  11. The first looks very much like V over A .. except that the bar looks much too thick? Given the thin-ness of the bar on an A it's also possible that it's simply worn right away on the die rather than being an unbarred A?
  12. Is that the real BloJob or the fake lookalike??
  13. Peckris 2

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    Damn right. He's an honest dealer who works for his customers. Bad news.
  14. Peckris 2

    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    I wouldn't worry too much about 1950 / 1953. They weren't issued in sealed cases, but I'd still be very very careful about their storage and handling. Capsules might be best. I personally wouldn't split sealed cases like 1970.
  15. "So until Sue Gray has interviewed me I shan't be able to answer the philosophical question 'Have you been interviewed by Sue Gray?'. So, no." Classic.
  16. 1913 is easy if you settle for GVF. Better than EF? Rather difficult... This one's reckoned to be EF. Ain't.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255158024209?hash=item3b689a7811:g:d9EAAOSwe9xhVknr
  17. Peckris 2

    Coins for 70th Jubilee

    House? Luxury. We had to fight our dad for one corner of a cardboard box before we went to work 25 hours a day draining the lake using sieves. Try telling that to young people nowadays and they just don't believe you.
  18. Ah, "No vac" Djokovic
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Agreed. It's only the grade assigned to the obverse I have issues with. But it is problem-free and if you like it that's the main thing.
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    The reverse is much better - definitely not far off VF
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    This one is at least (genuine) VF: https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/lot-archive/lot.php?lot_uid=366284 and it sold for £400, which seems right!
  22. Peckris 2

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    I think that was just sloppiness on DNW's part - note that it sold for much less than estimate. Also, I think the grades listed in the Spink Standard Catalogue are 'old school', especially when you compare the values listed with average sale prices or with other price guides.
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Yes - it was in a Warwick lot along with a Charles II and an Anne crown (both F or F+).
  24. It's mentioned in that fascinating BNJ article on early bun pennies we were linked to recently. There are mentions of the work he did at home (he had the equipment apparently) and then took into the RM . Though this is only a small bit of the diary which apparently is mostly domestic.
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