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  1. A lot of hairlines as well. Too many for AFDC.
  2. 1953 Brass Threepence Obv

    Correct. The obvious pointer (literally) is the 'I' in 'ELIZABETH', which is either pointing to the right of a corner or pointing to a corner.
  3. Provided that the silver and copper metal are properly mixed to form the alloy then 'traditional' verdigris as found on copper is not going to happen i.e. crusts of green material eating into the surface and ruining the coin. However, the copper in the alloy will still be attacked by air/water and the same copper compounds that comprise verdigris will still form. The difference is that the low concentration of copper in the mix means that clusters of green won't occur but an overall general green sheen across the coin is possible. The desiity of this may vary depending on whether the silver has also reacted with air to form oxides/sulphides i.e has toned, and the pattern of this toning across the coin.
  4. 1860 Half Penny

    Soak for several months in olive oil and see how it turns out.
  5. In the Hall of the Mountain KIng for anybody excitedly looking through a mass of pennies for one dated 1933.
  6. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Can't quite understand why anyone would bother to try and sell this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382428319443?ul_noapp=true
  7. Of all the Queen's Beasts strikes I think I like this one best.
  8. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Lionellancs rears his head again. Beware this seller - I had a 'difficult' experience with him on eBay over a 1882 no 'H' penny, and wouldn't touch him and his coins with the proverbial now. And as for the price, well he's having a huge laugh. I think my Open '3' cost about a tenth of the price of his and is in better grade, albeit not much more so.
  9. Another fairy story for the mail

    This is 1st April you know!
  10. Mine is pretty much the same grade as yours.
  11. New pound coin

    I may be wrong, but I think subscribers get their copies a bit earlier than those who just pick one up from the newsagent.
  12. New pound coin

    Thank you kind sir. I take it the mag is now out, or is yours an advance copy ahead of general disribution?
  13. That'll be the 6th June and 7th of July then?
  14. hallmarks

    Your article certainly suggests that the gold parts of the umbrella were made by Charles Cooke, hence the CC. Also, I see from the article that this company had premises in Paris, which might account for the import marks if the parts were either made in Paris and sent to the UK, or the gold was sent over and then used. Either way, I think you have cracked it!
  15. hallmarks

    The 'h' certainly looks like 1903/4 and the leopard's head, albeit worn, makes it London. The '12' in a diamond with the '5' is an importation mark for 12 ct gold. Can't work out the C.C which is a makers mark - I'd assume that BRIGG is just the overall manufacturer/assembler of the umbrella.