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  1. The first side is self explanatory, the second if it is a Baldwin ticket would list the people the coin had been offered to and may include the person from who it was acquired. I suspect FM43023 is the source from which it was acquired, but can't think of anyone or any sale it could refer to. 762 would then be the number of the Baldwin client to whom the coin was offered. But it's possible it was 762 the coin was acquired from and FM..... was something else like a stock number?
  2. No. 114 on my list of illustrated examples. Pity about the larger than usual flat areas because the rest of it is quite well struck with little wear.
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    1655 sixpence

    I think they are the same dies. Same number of inner circle beads on the RHS from the top right point of the shield to the D (this section not double struck on either coin), same distance of the lettering relative to the inner circle where not double struck), additional small flaw RHS of the St. George's cross horizontal bar and the same sharply cut off point on the centre of the top of the Irish shield.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Rather disturbingly, he has only listed it as 'Scarce', so God knows how many are out there.
  6. Hi. Anyone have a copy of BHM for the reference number? 38mm dia, weight including clip 22.28g. Struck in Tin. Thanks.
  7. Can it be genuinely described as a mule? There is nothing wrong with using a proof die for currency once the proof run has finished as you would expect to have a perfectly good die that could be used again. You certainly wouldn't deface the fields to produce a 'current' die.
  8. End of the war and surplus capacity? Presumably Heaton and KN diverted resources to war work from 1914-18. But a universal shortage of labour as men were either conscripted or volunteered might also be a reason. Did both Birmingham mints have presses that had been temporarily sitting idle, but could be used while the RM equipment was repaired, given the large output and reduced servicing during the war years. Did H & KN strike coins incognito during the war years using RM dies? I don't know the answers, but if anyone can shed light on the wartime operations at the various locations it would help.
  9. What does companies house say about the company's business and trading figures for say 1990-1995, assuming that the company name is mentioned somewhere in the magazine. Annual returns on file might shed some light on their financial situation. Any director resignations leading up to the time in question?
  10. That's what I was questioning. Your coin has a rose on housing and a groundline which is Hks 1a1, whereas 261 states without these and 262 is supposedly the same obverse die (Hks 1a2). Also the reverse isn't double struck. Burstal 260 was a 1a1, but it was aEF and sold for £195 (illustrated). FYI the date was 15/5/1968. There was a 1a1 in the Bulletin in Oct. 1969, no 6053, gFine, scarce, £40 - which would match this coin. No mention of Burstal. I would postulate that the Burstal attribution was added by the purchaser in 1969, but without any corroborative evidence and that provenance has been taken without question ever since. Dr E Burstal's milled was sold through the SCMB in August 1957.
  11. Any clues to the date it was ex Burstal? Tickets? Evidence? It wasn't in the 1968 sale.
  12. It also looks as if they are using a common shipping/tracking system with automatic flagging up to the receiving country once entered into the system rather than examining packets individually because it says they will notify you when it arrives in the uk. It's only possible because you have an account which you can settle via email. Phoning card details wouldn't work.
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