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Everything posted by Paulus

  1. I always smile at the declaration on some of the civil war coins, like my Briot style horseman Oxford halfcrown. The reverse shows a shortened version of the “Declaration” which Charles made in Wellington in September 1642, in which he promised to uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, and the Liberty of Parliament, shown in two lines across the centre of the coin. RELIG:PROT:LE:AN:LI:PA Being an abbreviation for:- RELIGIO PROTESTANTIUM LEGES ANGLIAE LIBERTAS PARLIAMENTI Which translates as:- The religion of the Protestants, the laws of England and the liberty of Parliament
  2. Following on from the popularity of the 'Let's see your copper coins ...' thread, and the recent postings on my question concerning the prevalence of toning in English milled silver, I have started this thread to gawk at pics of toned English milled silver. Anything goes, but attractive natural toning is preferred! Artificially rainbow toned US slabbed tat is specifically discouraged!! Here's a few of mine to get things started My avatar coin, and one of my first (lucky) eBay purchases
  3. This week's budget-busting acquisition (crown)
  4. A recent win from Noonans I'm very happy with Charles I Scottish Thirty Shillings, Third Coinage (1637-42), Briot’s coinage mm. flower and b on obv., thistle and b on rev SCBI 35 1427-9, S. 5553, Bull 6 (this coin) Ex. Maurice Bull collection SNC April 1989 (1846)
  5. It's a restoration broad (20 shillings) by Thomas Simon
  6. Patterns are not something I usually go for, but got to have at least 1 example, right?
  7. If Lloyd Bennett was there, then very likely, yes
  8. Thanks Stu - do you remenber that 'research' Newark piece you sold me a few years back?
  9. By far and away my coin acquisition of the MONTH!
  10. Increasingly liking this one, my best example of a George II young head roses halfcrown type
  11. Getting in to Conder tokens increasingly, this a rare Middlesex Hackney example, D&H 309, just landed
  12. Exactly! I've amassed 29 of the blighters now, all very different ...
  13. Limiting myself to Charles I halfcrowns so as not to get spread too thin Stu!
  14. Newly acquired 1643 Halfcrown Oxford, Briot Style Horseman, Oxford Plume in field S. 2964 N. 2420 Bull 607/29 (this coin) 14.88g Provenance Bt MH Coins May 2022 Ex Maurice Bull, plate coin for 607/29 Ex Mark Rasmussen list 20/56, 2010 Ex Colin Adams 189 (£400) Spink 177,2005 Ex V.J.E. Ryan 1244 (£3), 1952
  15. Sounds like a bum issue to me, return it
  16. Paulus

    Elizabeth Halfpenny, good or wrong?

    My vote is thick
  17. 1797 Warwickshire Birmingham Kempson’s Halfpenny Conder Token Obverse: THE NEW BRASS WORKS 1796 Reverse: P. KEMPSON . MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c BIRMINGHAM Edge: Plain Part of Peter Kempson’s “Birmingham Building” token series, made to sell to collectors. D&H 203 Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187)
  18. In this instance MS 70 is a cleaning product https://www.amazon.com/MS-70-oz-Coin-Cleaner-Bottle/dp/B000YQBZPE
  19. A recent acquisition, the eye has it (Rob taught me that!)
  20. There is ever increasing evidence imo that due to hype, blind acceptance of TPG grades, record prices being realised, and laziness, greed has become a big factor in our hobby
  21. Another type gap-filling newbie, this from the Spink eAuction last week (halfcrown)