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JLS

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  1. JLS

    Elizabeth I Milled Sixpence

    Weight 2.8 grams and listing now taken down - honest seller !
  2. JLS

    Elizabeth I Milled Sixpence

    According to the seller this is ex-Spinks. I've asked for a weight. Fingers crossed...
  3. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1843-Victoria-Copper-Farthing-EF-Exceptionally-Fine-Verdigris-on-Obverse/392220527741 Exceptionally fine verdigris actually is mainly on the reverse of this one...
  4. I picked up this George III halfpenny today - pretty sure it is an official issue as correct weight and reverse looks normal. Something definitely is up with the V of GEORGIVS though...looks like it is over a rotated V pointed towards the S ? Or is this just a die flaw ? Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/soHejrw
  5. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's also in uncurculated condition...
  6. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Looking at the other offerings of this seller, I think the enamel is of a decidedly more recent vintage...
  7. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENAMELLED-GEORGE-III-ISLE-OF-MAN-CARTWHEEL-HALFPENNY-1798/202543661329 Poor George III, poor coin...
  8. I'm interested if anyone here owns an 1890 10 Öre of Sweden with the close border pearls variety, or has seen one. I assume this refers to the border teeth, and my example (link to photos below) appears to have narrower border teeth than the standard variety I've seen online - any help much appreciated ! https://imgur.com/a/udDQVe6
  9. I recently picked up this 1955 threepence which looks about 60% of the thickness of the standard issue. No signs of post-mint damage, but clearly got into circulation. Is this a thin planchet error or something more interesting ? Weight is 4.5 grams instead 6.8 grams. Photographs (including comparison with regular striking): https://imgur.com/a/tj0iU5t
  10. Yes - exactly the same diameter as the standard issue. This is the only thing which really surprises me about this coin - there seem to be no problems at all with the strike - it is sharp everywhere, albeit clearly a little worn from circulation. I can't think of any other 12-sided coins the Royal Mint would have been striking in 1955...so I guess it was just lucky ?
  11. That's very interesting. Do you have before/after photos of the copper halfpenny ?
  12. That's very interesting...I will watch out for DN 23... Is Clayton's information just wrong on this point, or is there something I'm missing ? He clearly doesn't list any die numbers higher than 18 for obverse 4 as far as I can see.
  13. I recently acquired this Charles I sixpence. It was sold as a coin of the Dovey Furnace mint (i.e. Spink 2910 !!), but as it lacks the Aberystwyth plumes, and given the price I got it at, I assume it is a Tower mint coin. The obverse bust looks similar to Sharp E5/2 for the shillings...the "neat Aberystwyth bust"; the crown mintmark is different to that which I've seen before for the Tower mint coinage - anyone got any ideas ? Thanks for looking !
  14. Thank you for such a detailed response...I obviously have much to learn about this series...
  15. Reverse: https://imgur.com/a/woXdy0G
  16. Obverse attached.
  17. I've added photographs of all items to my flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/86730418@N05/. I'd rather not give fixed prices, but 60-80% of the catalogue price is roughly what I'm looking for.
  18. UK: Henry VIII, posthumous issue halfpenny (1547-51), York Mint (S2428), F+, clipped. Rare, attractive portrait. William III, 1696 sixpence, Norwich, F, cleaned, rare mint. George II halfpennies (1729, 1747, 1751), all around F-ish. George III, 1806 halfpenny, NEF, attractive tone, traces of original mint lustre. George V, 1934 3d, uncirculated. Canada: Edward VII, 1903H 10 cents, VG-F, attractive tone, scarce. George V, 1911 "Godless" 10 cents, VG-F, scarce. George V, 1912 5 cents, VF. Australia: George V, 1916 florin, GF, few scratches etc. George V, 1916 sixpence, NVF, attractive clean coin. George V, 1916 sixpence, GVF, dark tone, dirty. Please e-mail me with offers.
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