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    British Milled Coins, Charles II to 1970.
    I can't afford to be interested in gold coins!
  1. The Future

    More Pennies

    I often look out for rarer coins with holes directly from dealers. I got a 1927 proof threepence for £10 a few years back and a silver 1804 dollar for £40. They seem to go for more on eBay.
  2. The Future

    Gothic Crown Query

    Thanks for the replies. Its looking like it is a plain edge with marks/scratches from the mount.
  3. Hello I have a 1847 Gothic Crown. It's in a bad way. The obverse has been polished to within a inch of its life and its an ex-mount. I'm fairly certain it is an Undecimo variety, I think I can just make out a trace of the edge lettering. I believe the edge lettering has been erased due to the mount. However, I've only just realised that the die axis is aligned, not inverted. Do all Undecimos have inverted die axis? Sorry, tried and failed to take a decent picture of the edge.
  4. Is there a smaller head variety of the 1992 20p or did I just dream that? If so, does anyone know where I can get one? Thanks
  5. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Maybe not a laugh, 1846? Gothic Crown
  6. The Future

    bought a book. is it worth it? opinions.

    Yes, an index would not add much more value, silly idea.
  7. The Future

    bought a book. is it worth it? opinions.

    It is a great book. Just one minor negative; it took a while for me to quickly find the reverse I wanted to look for. The reverses are sorted by design rather than chronologically or by denomination. I agree its the best way to concisely include all the coins but an index would have been useful for me.
  8. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I'm a little surprised by the that worn 1927 florin going for over £80 but not too much. You have to take into consideration that the mintage is low and most of the coins were not circulated. On top of this, as Peckris said, there are no standard florins/threepences dated 1927. Therefore, it is quite rare to find these in low grade. I guess its a similar with the wreath crowns and even the 1970 proofs. Its something I do not think that Spink or coin dealers have picked up on. I bought a 1927 threepence for £10 last year from a well known dealer at the Wakefield coin fair. The only problem was it had two holes in it! However, I bet if I put in on Ebay, it would sell for at least double what I paid.
  9. Looks like 1673 as there is no clear sign of a 2 for 3/2. V QVINTO wouldn't apply to 1675/3 because the regnal year was V.SEPTIMO Thanks - I paid just £30 so no harm done.
  10. Hi I bought this crown today. It was labelled as 1675 but I'm not 100%. The regnal year on the edge is "Vicesimo Qvinto". So, is it 1675/3 or 1673 or just unidentifiable? Thanks for your help.
  11. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That's cheered me up. I thought I had the worst bun head pennies in the world!
  12. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Not a fake - a replica, and unsurprisingly poor, at that. Well, the poor replica went for £63. Clever description by the seller, no comment on the bidders.
  13. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Not really a laugh but it will be intereting to see what people will pay for a fake coin. 1933 Penny
  14. Hi Everyone As a young child in the early 1980s, I vaguely remember seeing a George V shilling in my piggy bank. I was wondering if anyone knows when coin types fell out of circulation. Here are my complete guesses on florins: Gothic Florin - 1950s Edward VII & Victoria Florins - 1960s George V Florin - 1970s 50% Silver George VI Florins - Mid 1980s I guess there are three main resaons for falling out of circulation: 1. The coin's metal value or collector's value is more than its currency value 2. The coin is no longer legal tender 3. The coins become so worn they are no longer identitiable Any more? If anyone has done any research on this, I'd be very interested.
  15. The Future

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He must have read your post Mark, he's added two sharp photos of this replica Chris -- I wouldn't laugh too hard -- I just checked and the coin realized £101.00 Look at the bid history. It appears an account was set up to place a shill bid to make the item look genuine.