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Posts posted by Peckris

  1. 5 hours ago, Unwilling Numismatist said:

    The reverse should be the shield, rather than the crowned lion which was used until 2008.

    So in essence, a 2009 Obverse with a 2008 reverse = mule of interest.

    Are they genuine? There are so many high class fakes, I wouldn't believe this one unless it came with a RM cert of authenticity. Even then, I'd probably think twice, musing "The Mint? What do THEY know!"

  2. 14 hours ago, declan03 said:

    Another fake seller. This listing finished last night along with another three. He still has two listings to sell.


    This coin, along with several others, I have received as an inheritance. I do not say I understand that, I do not know when and where it was made. For information, I use the internet. Since I do not know the real price, I pop this item at a 1 cent auction.

    Yeah, RIGHT.

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  3. 4 hours ago, Rob said:

    I'm backed up onto a separate hard drive. Unfortunately I had my system updated to Windows 10 at Christmas, so no longer have 'my computer' at my disposal to look for files. I'm not sure where the drive is now other than C being the hard drive.

    The browser symbol is a wheel coloured red, green, yellow and a blue centre (Google?) - no idea what it is called.

    It's called Chrome. It's a good browser if you don't mind Google spying on your every move. Firefox is not quite as good, but far less intrusive. There's also a very competent browser called Opera but probably not for the digitally challenged. Of course, you should stay away from Internet Explorer.. :lol:

  4. 4 hours ago, Paddy said:

    Very nicely done! It would be good to see the other side too.

    There is a small market for this sort of thing - the purist penny collectors will not touch it, but the token and counter-stamp people may well want it. As it is such a well done example and in great condition I expect someone would pay up to £20 for it. I have seen EdVII and George V pennies engraved to give the king a pipe to smoke making this sort of money.


    The best one I've seen is Victoria on her potty!

    Victoria on the loo!.jpg

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  5. 13 hours ago, Paddy said:

    ...and in America you can get pissed without touching a drop...

    Though I have noticed some Americans using the "pissed off" form.

    One of the biggest laughs was when Phil Collins made a guest appearance in Miami Vice, and as a typical Brit one of his lines included calling someone a "wanker". "I can't say that!" protested our Phil, and explained to the producers what it meant. "That's ok" they replied. "Americans don't know the word so we'll leave it in." Phil decided not to remind them that the show was also syndicated for UK television...

  6. 8 minutes ago, zookeeperz said:

    If you run around the street in america in your pants nobody would blink an eyelid but Do that in the UK you would be arrested for indecent exposure :lol:

    Underpants are indecent? :o Who knew.

  7. 8 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Did we ever call Autumn "Fall"? Never realised that before.  

    Apparently everyone knew a certain element as "aluminum" until the mid-19th Century when Brits added the extra "i" to bring it line with magnesium etc.

  8. 6 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Ill gotten gains?

    Ok! You found one idiom where it survives! However that wasn't the usage above, I'll say no more. :rolleyes:

    4 hours ago, zookeeperz said:

    Excuse me I hail from a county which has its own Dialect  I am allowed to say gotten :lol:

    All counties have their own dialect (except possibly the Home Counties where they all speak Smuggish :lol:)

  9. 2 hours ago, copper123 said:

    If I remember rightly armstong the issuer of these halfpennies got hung drawn and quartered like guy faulks

    Guy Fawkes was just hung - he was savvy enough to leap forward and die from hanging before they could do all the other stuff. 

    No coin forgers were hung drawn and quartered - that was a punishment reserved for treason. Those who forged silver and gold were 'simply' hung. Those who forged base metal coins were usually deported if the crime was serious enough.

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  10. 1 hour ago, bagerap said:

    Gotten is a pure English  form as the past participle of Got, if somewhat archaic. There are a lot of UK pubs called the Litten Tree, another example of the ten ending, this time as an adjective.

    That's what I meant to say - "gotten" is old English, but still used 100% by Americans who never say "got", and not used by Brits which is a bit of a shame.

  11. When you say "coin book version 2", do you mean Collectors' Coins, Decimals, as pictured above? The answer would be "yes" if that's what you collect and are interested in. It should list the major varieties though - and I don't know the answer to this as I don't have a copy - it may not go into the excruciating level of detail as the Ron Stafford surveys of 10p and 5p coins he did in the 70s and early 80s.

    By all means photograph your coins, but apart from the odd one you want to know more about, e.g. is it a rare variety, don't post them here! Upload them to a host site e.g. OneDrive (try to avoid Photobucket) and post the link here so that interested members can have a look.

    Are you an American who's been living in the UK for years?

  12. Yes, along with 1754 copper the 1758 shillings continued to be struck into the reign of George III. Note that Northumberlands and the 1787 BoE specials apart, 1758 was the last regular date for shilling issues until 1816, which is an enormous stretch. One can only speculate that they were struck even after the Northumberlands of 1763.

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