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Peckris 2

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  1. I think the NHS make the very very best job of a terrible hand they're dealt by the government.

    Sadly, the social care system is broken. :( It's been the lead story on BBC News the past 2 days. I have to find ever-new ways around trying to solve the lack of care I need.

    But I'm happy your op went well, and I'll join the applause for everyone who made it possible.

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  2. Wow! I remember you from when I joined in the mid-Noughties under a username I've since forgotten. The site software was more primitive back then IIRC. However it's been much the same for the past 10 years or so (I'm both Peckris and Peckris 2).

    Colin Cooke grade their best items quite accurately I'd say, but Fine has been their Achilles Heel - a general grade they use for all coins Fine or less, as long as the legend is complete. I'd agree with the consensus that your farthing was overgraded, but hopefully your visit here will reignite your passion for collecting.

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  3. 7 hours ago, Sword said:

    Edward VIII didn't exactly follow tradition. His portrait on coins points the wrong way and his marriage was just a tad controversial by the standard of those days. :lol:

    Mind you, I don't suppose Edward had much or anything to do with the introduction of the brass 3d and the Mint's decision to send a limited number out for testing.

  4. On 9/30/2022 at 12:18 PM, blakeyboy said:

    Many many years ago, the rich were fat, and the poor were thin.

    Now it's the other way round.

    Many years ago, the rich dined on horrendous fatty protein-rich diets, and spurned vegetables and most fruit. Hence they were fat. The poor couldn't afford to eat enough to keep body and soul together, so they were thin.

    Now, the poor have to fill up with cheap carbs, e.g. pasta and spuds, so they get fat. The rich can afford healthy gourmet diets so while not thin exactly, they don't have the obesity levels of the poor.

    I imagine they were more or less the same size during the War.

  5. 3 hours ago, Sword said:

    I think you also wrote a number of articles for JN Coins on the coinage of George V during you period of absence from here. I very much enjoyed reading them. 

    Thank you. :) I'm still fascinated by the subject of pennies between 1922 and 1926 - a lot of mystery to be cleared up!

  6. 23 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Chris, I too have wondered about Paddy. A great contributor to the forum, and easy to get on with.

    I bought a coin off him once (gorgeous 1919 penny), and I had his e mail address. But unfortunately I' can no longer locate our e mail exchange. Otherwise I'd drop him an e mail to see how he is.

    As you say, hope he's OK.

    He had a selection of 1909 pennies all Unc - I got in early and picked up one of the best of them. Perhaps he'll look by eventually and say hello - I remember I took a break for a year or two (mainly because most of the posts back then were about the awfulness of the GPO and certain auction houses, and less about coins!).

  7. 14 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Well if I recall correctly (and it was discussed on here at the time - I'll see if I can find the thread) it was to do with the fact that you could only see a 1974 fifty pence inside a proof set.

    Peculiar logic as the same fact applied to 1975 sets and they weren't in the equation. Also 1972 as none of the coins in that set were ever issued for circulation.

    ETA: Yes, here we are. Just scroll down to PWA1967's post of 21.8.20 and continue on from there - link to thread 

    Thanks for that. Interesting discussion (several comments from @Paddy - he hasn't been on here for many months. Anyone heard from him, is he ok?).

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  8. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    What do you reckon chaps, 1865/3 or just plain 1865?



    1865 rev1.PNG

    I'd say a plain 1865. The 3 isn't fully curved, it's the type with two straight lines for the upper, so a 5/3 shows a straight line angling down from the top right to where the 5 begins to curve. I see no trace of that. However, it's a very nice 1865.

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  9. 3 hours ago, copper123 said:

    For those who might have a few 1953 plastic sets hanging around or o few 1953 crowns.

    1953 pennies are fetching £15 in BU with halfpennies fetching a tenner

    A nice 1953 crown now fetches abour £6 after being almost unsellable at the start of the year

    That will last no further than 2023! Remember in 2001 when 1951 crowns hit £20 which was double what they were in 2000?

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  10. I rather think (on a hunch) that Putin initially pushed as far and wide as he could, hoping for a quick result. But he possibly didn't expect to succeed in that aim, and that he then concentrated on his primary strategic motive: to gain the separatist Dombass giving Russia a secure land bridge to the Crimea and the Black Sea. He seems to have achieved that, at least for now, and I wonder if that will be the final outcome?

    If it is, Ukraine need a strong defensive border to the Dombass so that Russia wilil think more than twice before attempting a similar invasion.

    Just as an added note - it now seems that Russia's biggest pop star (their female Paul McCartney if you like) has come out against the war. Whether it will have the desired effect or not remains to be seen.