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  1. Hi Madness, Welcome to the forums . Trying to answer your questions as best I can: In relation to the 1787 shilling, you don't really need to worry about weak strikes. It was a limited edition strike using a revolutionary new method - compared to standard early milled - made available (at the time) only to BAnk customers. This is why so many exist in high grade; in fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen a worn one? Evidence of cleaning / dipping is either obvious, or it's more subtle and you would need to see the coin in hand, or else post good pictures here No, not personally. With or without semée of hearts makes little difference to me (I think my shilling is one type, my sixpence the other?) Yes There are members of this forum who will give you excellent advice on good sellers.
  2. It's simply an exercise in tying you to them for a guaranteed 12 months. "12 times a lower price" is still considerably more than if you were to change supplier next month. They're simply buying your loyalty and guaranteeing a fixed income. It's the same principle as building societies offering a higher interest rate for a longer term bond : they can afford to pay out more knowing they have your money for a longer period. Whether or not you personally would ever have considered changing supplier or moving your money isn't a fact that accountants take into consideration.
  3. That's Peter Nichols - possibly the best known of the modern era cabinet makers?
  4. That's the whole crux of the matter. It's such a shame that 'charitable aid' can't work the same way as emergency services that go out to help those boys in the Thai cave, and other similar situations.
  5. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    France did deserve to win, no question, but there is absolutely no way they should have gone in 2-1 up at half time : the free kick that led to the own goal was a joke - the Croatian player's hand lightly brushed the French player's torso - and the penalty should not have been awarded either - if there was any doubt after VAR (and there was plenty) then he should have stuck to his original decision, i.e. "umpire's call". England would have been hammered by that French team. How do you cope with Mbappé, and Pogba on song? (Let's hope that Mbappé fails to be signed by Man Utd.)
  6. And if you're not like Trump (which applies to all of us? ) , i.e. you have at least minimum concern about the environment, check that your cabinet uses either recycled or sustainably sourced mahogany.
  7. My Freeman (first edition) says: Reverse M - Similar to reverse J (but then doesn't mention the convexity of the shield) Reverse N - ...the shield is no longer convex. I'm not hallucinating or telling porkies, honest!
  8. Freeman doesn't mention a flat shield in relation to Reverse M - the implication being that it hasn't changed in that respect, but mentions that N now has a flat shield. I'm puzzled by your 1881 Reverse M having a flat shield.
  9. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    Wrong. They failed but not "as" they always do. They normally fail without playing creative enterprising skillful football. They made a lot of friends this time round, and got further than they usually do. They simply didn't look like any England side of recent years, not even Glenn Hoddle's 1998 side. Aren't you just being a bit cynical?
  10. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    Define 'quality'? I believe Sweden may be ranked higher than England. And Colombia aren't pushovers either. I actually thought England played very well - a lot of one-touch play which found the man, creativity and pace going forward, a good goalie, and a very reasonable defence. The biggest drawback was their inability to convert chances into goals. As for Croatia, they put out Argentina - Aguero, Messi, di Maria, Higuain, Mascherano, and all - so can't be considered lightly. As it is, England could have beaten them - indeed were looking likely to in the first half - if they'd put away a couple of chances; Croatia snaffled theirs and in the end 2-1 was fair enough, though it could easily have been 2-1 the other way, such is football. We would most likely have lost to France had we made it to the Final.
  11. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    Yes - the one single criticism I have of this England team is that they create lots of chances but put too few of them away.
  12. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    Unfortunately one thing you've omitted - and this is important - is how poorly the 'big' teams did: Germany, Spain, and Argentina especially, and even Brazil. So before saying how easy it was for England (and yes, comparatively it was), there were so-called 'better' teams that did far worse.
  13. I'm pretty sure that's Reverse M - I've compared it with my own which does not have a heraldically marked shield, and Britannia's right shoulder is noticeably less massive. I would say therefore that mine is Reverse N.
  14. The 1926ME (standard issue) penny is the only Modified Effigy mule. The 1925ME halfpenny came with a modified reverse, as did the 1926 farthing. The 1926ME silver is always paired with the older pre-ME reverse, but they are not considered mules as there was a whole new set of reverses in the pipeline, which were issued (mostly just as proofs) in 1927. The questions that have to be asked about the 1926 penny issue are: 1. Why was it such a small issue - 4m - after 3 years with no pennies at all, and a big issue planned with redesigned obverse and reverse for 1927? 2. Why are most 1926 pennies of the older type, with the ME mule appearing at the end of its run? My theory accounts for both questions, but will have to remain theoretical in the absence of Mint documentation.
  15. Oh yes. There are several variants of 1922, at least one is probably unique, and a few extremely rare 1926MEs. The beginning point is to ask yourself : "Why was the 1926ME penny a mule?" No-one has ever come up with a definitive answer but I have a theory...
  16. Haha. You've barely dipped your toe in the water. There's a whole book waiting to be written...
  17. Peckris

    Gold proofs

    It's well known fact that Americans (apaart from members of this forum ) have more money than sense.
  18. In that case, stay well away from 1922 and 1926 pennies.
  19. Peckris

    Come on ENGLAND

    Il vient chez-ils, vient chez-ils, enfin football vient chez-ils
  20. It's allright - they're only Cleggs so they don't count.
  21. A high five delivered by Anne Boleyn
  22. Whether or not I agree with the thesis, I can only admire the research and investigation that's gone into it.
  23. Peckris

    Is it Harald II?

    Possibly not English?