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Peckris 2

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  1. 15 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    Latest coin arrived today a 1918 PCGS MS 64 florin. An improvement on the MS 62 I had . This coin still has the usual weakness in the upper shield on the reverse. Having said that I don't think I have seen a fully struck reverse on the George V first series florins with the exception of the 1911 proof. The coin took about a month to arrive in Australia from the UK  and  the package had been opened by customs for biological hazards.


    Screenshot 2023-02-23 190904.jpg

    yeah - I just checked my BU 1914 and it has weak lions in the top quarter (though not as weak as on your 1918!, which otherwise is a very nice coin).

  2. 8 hours ago, rpeddie said:

    i Know early 20s were tough for condition, 1923 bucked the trend for this. What's the reason for 1924 coming a lot tougher?

    One reason is that mintages for large silver got much lower from 1924-26 as the Depression took hold and demand reduced. In my own experience 1922 isn't as difficult as 1920 and 1921 but I don't know why, and my experience may not be general.

  3. 1 hour ago, Martinminerva said:

    Quite a house in Leeds she lives in... One of her earlier 1933's was found inside a clock, I seem to remember, and now one up her chimney... 😉

    Wonder where the next one will be discovered... Any guesses?!

    There's only one response to "one up her chimney"...


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  4. 5 hours ago, Michael-Roo said:

    The seller ID may be fresh but that idiosyncratic voice is familiar.

    Is this now a third 1933 penny and accompanying tall tale in as many years?

    Oh lord, it's her again. And no amount of mentioning "the misses" will disguise the fact.

  5. 53 minutes ago, DrLarry said:

    I heard this morning, on Radio 4, that they are bringing back fawlty Towers I am not sure it would be the same without Prunella Scales ( who I have to assume could not possibly be involved) 

    Big mistake, I think. And no, the last Canal Journey I saw a few years ago with Prunella Scales and Tim West she was getting pretty bad, poor soul. :(

  6. On 2/5/2023 at 3:19 PM, Steh said:

    I’ve got a 1922 penny I’ve been told it’s rare with printing errors on it any idea please 

    You've posted in the Decimal Coins forum - hopefully the mods will move it to the correct place.

    And yes, we need to see pictures.

  7. 1 hour ago, copper123 said:

    Funny enough hatred of anything german lasted well into the seventies and early eighties (I remember a few old timers from the eighties that always refused to buy german made tools and cars)

    I remember the mid-70s Fawlty Towers episode 'The Germans' which totally ripped the p*ss out of that anti-German sentiment.

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  8. My bet is that it's not "no H" - the H wears away before the date or Britannia, and yours is a well worn specimen (the mintmark is below the date and would have been in that area of total wear there).

    The defining issue for genuine 'no H ' pennies is that they have an obverse that differs slightly from the 1882H pennies - it might not be possible to tell from the obverse on yours, but a picture might help.

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  9. 8 hours ago, secret santa said:

    On a different subject, I have been studying the obverse 4 missing leaf types where all the examples that I've seen bear slight traces of the "missing" leaf and a weakened linear circle above the missing leaf. The example in Michael Gouby's book, however, shows a complete linear circle:


    However, close examination suggests that these 2 pictures are of the same coin - compare the shading and the dark spot on the right hand side. Perhaps the 2nd picture was doctored (definitely not by Michael) to illustrate what the missing leaf might look like. Michael agrees with me and intends to include a different picture in any future updates to his book.

    I therefore think that the genuine missing leaf types look like this, with weakened linear circle:


    Which is probably what would be expected from a partially filled die in that area of the coin.

    well spotted.

  10. 4 hours ago, copper123 said:

    Very kind - I accept your offer - I will of course send you back something of about equal value

    A pic up from the York coin fair this last weekend - almost certainly a Moore counter issued for use in schools which were starting to take off at this time due to a health interest in education in the 1850's


    the only toy coin I have! the reverse says 12 PENCE MAKE ONE SHILLING

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