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    Copper Halfpennies and Pennies 1825 - 1860, Model/Toy Coins, Fractional farthings and Threehalfpences

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  1. Should only be at 5%, Plus service charge was about £8 with the PO
  2. At times like this I go to the Fridge for warmth!
  3. He could be playing a very good long game. Looking at all that has been going on, Boris is on the ropes taking a few punches now, but is He down and out, I think not. It is going to be an interesting next couple of weeks. He has got ALL the opposition parties including his own 'Remain rebels' now independent members, publicly ganging up on him to stop a 'no deal' brexit, During an interview today on BBC News at 1300 hrs, an MP quoted, 'We have Boris boxed in from all sides, and we now control Parliament, this will lead to the end of this Tory Government and Brexit!'. So maybe not just trying to block a no deal as has been said. The opposition are also refusing to have an Election until after a Law has passed Royal ascent compelling him to extend Article 50 for at least another 3 months delay to January 2020. Along with Farage, the Tories could be increasingly seen as the Brexit Party, doing everything they can to get a deal but promising to Leave with or without on 31 October. The opposition on the other hand are doing all they can to stop him, with new Laws, Court Cases and refusing a General election, which Boris has loosely quoted as being the Peoples Vote to deciding the outcome on 31 Oct. The EU election saw about the same percentage of voters take part as the EU Referendum, over 70%, and the result later confirmed by the BBC, after firstly reversing it, was inline with the EU referendum with leave Parties polling a higher number than remain, but overall numbers of voters do not count in a General election. Take those EU votes to a constituent level, as a general election would, the vote was over 400 Leave against 200 remain, which would give a Brexit Government/Alliance a possible Parliamentary majority of around 100, if everyone voted the same way i.e. for the Party that expresses their view on Brexit. Lib Dems have already said that they would not form a coalition with Labour, to the point that in a No Confidence vote muted a couple of weeks ago they would not endorse Corbyn even as a Temporary Leader, so why would they stand aside to let Labour take seats they could gain for themselves,. Corbyn is currently polling lower than Michael Foot at the height of his demise. The SNP will go with anyone that would allow them their own referendum, but will they have sufficient numbers to help form a Government. It would seem therefore that this Opposition pact could be as fragile as the current Government. Be interesting to hear others thoughts on the developing situation, without anyone getting too carried away with themselves, or getting personal.
  4. Chingford

    More Pennies

    Because of the weight of the tank on your back, if you went forwards you would somersault in which is more disorientating than going backwards, so I am told by my Nephew who dives regularly
  5. Labour alliance with the SNP brings on cold shivers
  6. Chingford

    1844 6 over 8 in date.

    Hockings Royal Mint Catalogues Vol 1 and 2 have entries for dies and matrices for early and late Victorian coinage having just the first two digits as Rob says 18__
  7. Chingford

    James i sixpence or at least the front is

    Maybe a copy made as a button or pin/brooch
  8. Chingford

    Coin equipment

    Looks like an adjustable toilet seat
  9. Chingford

    LCA June

    Think it is Banknote Auction today, probably no one in the Office until Tomorrow/Wednesday
  10. Tried to Cut and paste but not having it https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/crjeqkdevwvt/the-uks-european-elections-2019
  11. Found the image for the above on BBC News website
  12. That's Politics. The results can be cut/carved to suit both sides of the argument. Even though the Labour/Conservative votes were low they still represented the views of 23% of voters, a significant proportion of the turnout.
  13. On the contrary, Lib Dems are quoting this as a resounding result for Remain. By adding all the remain votes, Parties that want the process stopped, they are saying it clearly shows a clear majority of voters want to remain in the EU. They have not added the Conservative or Labour vote to this tally, or taken into account over 60% of the voting population didn't take part.
  14. I have looked at many similar over the years with Michael Gouby, and we have drawn the same conclusion. The loop at the top of the B is very much smaller than that of the R , in all cases the B/R has been a recut R over R
  15. With CP1858, I usually go by the 8's, when looking at full dates as the size differences are very obvious. But as Rob quoted there are several alignments to be taken into account, the width and height at which each individual number is cut can seem by eye to look larger or smaller even though the same font has been used