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  1. The ME does have a wider border, but it also has different letter pointings. It doesn't make sense that they would use the bust and border from the ME and the legend from the 1928. Surely they would just use the entire ME obverse or an existing 1928 obverse.
  2. Not in the profile, but in the depth of engraving. The ME nose looks to have more cut away, such that the bridge of the nose is narrower than the 1928, and the side of the nose looks flatter almost down as far as the nostril.
  3. Mozilla has cocked up. All extensions are disabled (including virus protection). A temporary fix is to open Firefox, go to options, then privacy & security and tick "Allow Firefox to install and run studies". More details here.
  4. I was also of the same opinion, until I compared the 1926 ME with 1928 obverse 1 with both pictures taken using the same lighting position. Whilst I can't see the differences that are supposed to differentiate the two, I can see a difference with the side of the nose. However, I very much doubt any difference would be apparent using any other image. NB. 1926 ME is on the left.
  5. Nice. A difficult year for sixpences, 1836.
  6. If 1928 obverse 2 is the same as the 1926 ME obverse then there should be observable differences between obverses 1 and 2. The 1926 ME has I of BRITT to tooth, 1928 obv 1 has I of BRITT to space. However, neither your 1928 nor Gary's has I of BRITT to tooth, so I don't know whether that is a valid discriminator.
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    "circa 1930s" - I'm sure he could have narrowed it a bit closer than that. Coin looks bleached.
  8. It may be, but the obverse rim doesn't seem to be any thicker than that of obverse 1.
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    You need to be a victim or acting on behalf of a victim to use ActionFraud, so I suspect 3rd party reports would be largely ignored.
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    A worryingly good fake. I wonder if the weight is anywhere near accurate.
  11. Just edited my previous post. Not all 1859 florins have this feature.
  12. Looks ok to me. The 't's in tenth on some 1859 florins look recut (or otherwise malformed).
  13. If the subject to deemed to be off limits, I'll abide by that decision.
  14. The almighty Merkel said this week on her visit to Ireland that even under a no-deal scenario there will be no hard border because any checks necessary will be done away from the border. This might sound familiar as it was suggested by the UK as a solution, but was rejected out of hand by the EU. Talk about negotiating in bad faith.
  15. I still don't see it that way. You seem to be suggesting that most people like TM's deal, but most opinion polls I've seen give it a very low approval rate.
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