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  1. 3 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

    The shadow sharpness is a function of the distance from the light source and the angular size of the light source.

    A very small  light source will cast as sharp a shadow as bright sunlight.....it doesn't have to be bright at all....


    That shadow is the shape I expect, and the fact that it is the same when the coin is either way up shows me the coin isn't bent either....

    The shadow's thickness would only be a concern if this coin is usually thin.

    Yes, these coins are usually paper thin. A thick coin would not be good.

  2. 57 minutes ago, copper123 said:

    Is there some tooling on the obverse or is it just me???

    REV is just amazing

    Just had another closer look…I can’t see any tooling myself? Where in particular do you mean? At £200 I did buy it with hearts in my eyes, so always easy to miss these things :)

  3. 1 hour ago, Sword said:

    It's easy to understand why you love it. The legend is very well struck in particular and I like the triple struck "R" on the obverse. Very nice toning too. 😀

    Yes, it’s just so well balanced, nothing more worn than the other, and enough of a bust (again even wear) for the grade that it makes a really pretty picture for me! Plus, as you say, the beginnings of a nice old tone :)

  4. On 4/25/2022 at 3:51 PM, Michael-Roo said:

    Should anyone ever tell you collecting is for sad anoraks I suggest you refer them to Hacker T Dog.....


    I’ve watched this over and over, shared it over and over…something special about this one, but can’t put my finger on it! It’s sexual, it’s natural, it has equality embedded in it…sounds like I’m a madman, but it has such a fun and healthy ‘feel’ about it! Clearly I can’t describe it, but a great moment…love it!

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  5. I realise on strict grading this is at best a ‘fine/good fine’ coin but, overall, I think it a really worthy Shilling, being centrally struck on a decent round flan, and with a good balance of strike and wear to add to its overall eye-appeal! 
    I bloody love it, and thank James Tout for keeping this one aside for me.


  6. 43 minutes ago, Rob said:

    Yes, I know. The wife is trying to use it as I write. Ideally what is required is a program that you speak into and translates. 

    Got a week or two until the govt. gets its backside in gear. We are taking in a 41 year old mother, while her 21 yo daughter is not far away with a family where there is someone of a similar age. They don't speak English or German though, so there might be quite a lot of hovercrafts full of eels

    Phenomenal, Rob…HUGE respect 🙏

  7. On 4/12/2022 at 10:38 PM, Michael-Roo said:

    What a shame.




    May as well hang a rarity around your neck if you’re going to! I’ve always had an old E1 sixpence on leather cord around mine…lost 2 along the way though! I often think of the pool attendant in Greece who’ll likely have stumbled across one of them!

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