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Mr T

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  1. Yeah there were certainly a few different systems in place. Looks like Canada and Honduras had 50c = one florin and Hong Kong had 50c = a half crown India, Mauritius and East Africa all had a rupee half way between the florin and half crown so they didn't quite match any denomination. All the lsd colonies had coins that were almost the same/the same (though Jamaica and Nigeria had some coins were a couple of mm off). I think Cyprus and Demerara and Essequibo were the only two that weren't lsd that had most coins match British coin sizes more or less. And India probably needed to decimalise more than any country with a system like that.
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    The bronze in your pocket 2021 pocket change

    That's what I thought too but nothing to stop the melting in Canada or Mexico I assume. Again, unlikely to be economical any time soon.
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    The Iain Dracott halfpenny article

    What are the page numbers of the last article? They're cut off.
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    The bronze in your pocket 2021 pocket change

    Although I don't suppose it's illegal to melt British coins outside of Britain? Though it's hardly economical to transport a few kilos to France.
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    Back to the future?

    Surely not?
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    The bronze in your pocket 2021 pocket change

    I thought that lots of American coin collectors hoarded the pre-1982 pennies for their copper, but I agree, surely not worth it in the long run.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Looks live a reverse D to me as well - the lighthouse matches.
  8. Yeah I got the impression that most resubmissions were cracked out and not sent in the original slab/tag, so I'd say there is an appreciable amount of overlap, but there's not a lot that can be done about that.
  9. Ouch! Someone is going to make big loss at some point. I thought they removed the old one if you sent in the old slab or the bit of paper in it when resubmitting?
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    I've noticed this error when trying to post a link a few times now.
  11. Yeah, some "modern junk" is surprisingly hard to acquire.
  12. Some of those portraits are quite exagerated!
  13. I guess they advertised anywhere they could but I source quite a few "modern junk" coins (Fiji, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands) from central and Eastern Europe for whatever reason.
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    How long ago was the C# reverse discovered? It was mentioned in 2004 but possibly discovered before then?
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    I found that post: http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/3664-coin-aquisition-of-the-week/?page=502&tab=comments#comment-141727 Looking at it, the rim is slightly recessed - is that not a reliable indicator for reverse C#?
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    @Bronze & Copper Collector do you have those images handy? I hadn't heard of this until now. And just confirming that the C# can be spotted by a flat shield rim while the other reverses used in 1873 all have recessed shield rims?
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    Yep looks like it - the parallel lighthouse sides are there. Couldn't quite make out the obverse but it's still a rare reverse.
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    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    I would echo the above sentiments about buying a book before anything else. If you're going to sell as well I'd be checking my change for anything worth selling as it seems like some of the low mintage commemoratives can got for a bit over face value. I use a spreadsheet to track my coins - it's not perfect but it does the job.
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    A parallel universe?

    Interesting indeed. I'm surprised there's so much at stake here for what are child's play - I know toys can go for crazy prices but having millions of dollars worth of trading cards?
  20. Not sure what is going on but if I try and post a link to http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/13797-1951-crown-type-i-and-type-ii-reverse/ in http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/13884-pattern-1951-crown-what-do-you-see/ I get a 403 error page. Edit, okay I think it only fails if I don't disable the inline preview, posting the link itself works okay.
  21. Disabling the preview just makes it a plain old link but inline preview makes it look like a quote box with some other details I think.
  22. Where was it published? British Numismatic Journal?
  23. A lot of it was outsourced to Watt and Heaton.