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  1. As per the title. Quite obvious. Probably just the one die.
  2. If it was an Edward VI Bristol shilling with this as the initial mark, I'd be happier We shall see how much interest there is. I might keep it if nobody wants it, but I already have a 1st bust SSC shilling.
  3. Google Chrome did an update last night. Maybe that's the issue. Mine's a bit sluggish this morning.
  4. Rob

    Mungo Park

    According to Krause, Gambia did 5 0.925Ag 20 Dalasis silver proofs that year on various subjects (World Cup, Queen Mother, Endanged Wildlife, Mungo Park and Olympics 1996, but no other denominations for Mungo Park.
  5. Things do genuinely go missing as opposed to joining 'The Collection of a Postman'. My parcel of stycas to Paris three years ago which ended up in Tahiti, and a couple of lots from a Heritage sale in June 2006 that did a 7 month tour of the world's postal service before returning to Dallas, both spring to mind. Very few properly tracked items go awol, and then I presume it's mostly down to being put in the wrong sack, or quite legitimately, the auto reader/sorter can't decipher the address label correctly.
  6. Quite possibly. Venues are a mess at the moment. The regular bookings of pre-Covid are essentially cancelled and people are starting from scratch. Wakefield happened last month for the first time since lockdown in ................Huddersfield. No Wakefield in Huddersfield or Wakefield next month due to a prior booking - probably a Christmas party even if it is the end of November. Wakefield is back in Huddersfield for January and February with a possibility that Wakefield will be in Wakefield at the end of March, though sticking with Huddersfield given the better room lighting would be preferable. Simple.
  7. Bloody good job they don't smoke then.
  8. Which basically means that without being able to view because Kent is a long way to go and they no longer go to Wakefield, that bids will be few and far between from me. I'm not sure where it will be held, so will have to wait for the catalogue to arrive in order to find out. That doesn't look very good from the surfaces perspective. I've never seen a solid raised narrow rim before as they usually have some tooth detail. It would be good to see if the edge is milled as it should be
  9. Rob

    NGC grading OMFG!!!

    I'm going to say dye polishing lines - trying to remove the colour seen inside the crown.
  10. Looks undergraded at aEF. Mine is better, and was previously in a 66 slab ex Terner. Apologies for the faulty auto-focus.
  11. Rob

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    There are a lot of people out there who refuse to accept that these are modern copies. A few days ago I was asked by someone who wanted me to authenticate some American 1940s cent rarity. I recommended he use PCGS or NGC as I knew nothing about US coinage and US coinage was their bread and butter. He said he wanted a professional to do this as he had no confidence in them. He had paid his subs to both companies and submitted a load of coins as he had all the rarities - 1933 penny, 1954 penny...... and they hadn't authenticated a single one. So he reiterated he wanted a professional appraisal. I suggested he use PCGS or NGC as US coinage was their bread and butter. I could go on...........
  12. Buy two or three, mix and match the trays to suit your requirements, and move the surplus on.
  13. Is that the same reverse die as mine? The 3 is a good match. If so, it is a later strike as yours has rust spots.
  14. I'm struggling with the microscope to get a decent image of the remnants of the plume, but viewed obliquely, it is better
  15. Another one for the collection - purchased from me. It had been on the website for 5 years with b****r all views or interest at fairs, so in keeping with my philosophy of buying stock wherever possible which I would be happy to absorb in the event of it not selling, I have gained A while ago there was a discussion about a 1723 SSC 6d which I can't find right now, but the discussion about the 3 being over a 7 prompted me to dig a little deeper, and as I suspected the reverse die is a reworked 1717 R&P die as there is a trace of a plume under the base of the C in the first quarter. So, a new variety, with S over a sideways S and R over B in BR on the obverse, and 23 over 17 on the reverse. R over B is noted in ESC, but nothing else.
  16. That's a good obverse! I don't have anything on it at the moment, but I'm currently ploughing through catalogues to image a lot of assigned provenance coins.
  17. Or this 1697B halfcrown has both large and small rust spots on the obverse.
  18. And this 1762 quarter guinea has a few on the obverse too
  19. The only real option if the coin is genuine is a rusted obverse die. It is somewhat comforting to see there are no spots on the reverse which you would expect to see if it was a cast copy, as casting bubbles would almost certainly be on both sides. Rust spots can be big or small. Here are a couple of coins from rusted dies. A Henry VII angel with a heavily rusted obverse.
  20. Could be the same situation as with the dump halfpenny no obverse stops, where I suspect that a guide stop was lightly tapped in, but was never completely entered, leaving you with just a pimple that could easily be filled. To be a genuine 'no stops' I wouldn't want to see a trace of anything, even in high grade, and as a result I think the jury is still out as to whether it really exists.
  21. Further to the recent discussion regarding coin tickets and their attribution, the idea of having a stand-alone thread was mooted. Ideally this will be a list of attributed tickets alphabetically arranged by name with a different post for each person. It would also be useful if examples of handwriting attributed to distinguished past collectors could be added as this may assist in the future when confronted with an unknown ticket. There is a useful article in the 2001 BNJ entitled 'Coin Tickets in the British Hammered Series' by Robin Eaglen, but nothing directed towards milled coinage. A link to the BNJ article is http://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital%20BNJ/pdfs/2001_BNJ_71_13.pdf It would help if the thread was a reference tool rather than a discussion board as this would keep the list clean and thus assist when searching. It would also help if admin were to contribute suggestions of what is and what is not possible when it comes to presenting the information in a workable form. I'm hoping (possibly unrealistically) that the ability of Admin to shunt files around can be extended to arranging the entries, or if not, at least an index at the head of the thread with the post number/name to aid searching. The ability to append information to an existing post would also be good.
  22. Philip Hunt, whose collection of halfcrowns was purchased in part by Colin Adams in 2000 (who regretted in hindsight not buying the lot), with the remainder dispersed through Studio Coins (Stephen Mitchell). White tickets written with a black felt tip pen. I don't know if any other sizes were used, but one is 33mm and the other 39mm. The reverse is blank.
  23. That's ok Good provenance too - Marshall 132. Next step back from there will be something pre-1944, that being the year he was killed in action, unless the family added it in the meantime.