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Mr T

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  1. I actually wrote that article - glad you found it interesting.
  2. Mr T

    Books Section

    Looks like it could be a decent read.
  3. Do the sender name and email look suspicious? If they do I wouldn't reply, otherwise you've got nothing to lose.
  4. Mr T

    LCA December

    They're probably wily enough to use bullion-grade florins as their source metal.
  5. Mr T

    LCA December

    They're probably wily enough to use bullion-grade florins as their source metal.
  6. Not sure why they don't just put the annual reports with this information on the website? Much easier.
  7. This is mostly why I'd avoid it.
  8. Maybe - I've never used it - but I think between them acetone and xylene should remove most things that can be removed (I assume one is polar and the other is non-polar).
  9. I've only ever used acetone but I think I've seen xylene recommended as well?
  10. People say that they get them very occasionally but I believe that not even the entire mintage was released into circulation. In Zimbabwe in 1964 I think (controversially).
  11. My first thought was something from Hong Kong but that's just a rough guess.
  12. In some cases (this being a prime example) it certainly is, much like how a teacher can be wrongly accused of pedophilia but still have their career ruined. Not sure what you can do to prevent this though - on the flip side it would seem that Bill Cosby is guilty of his charges, and the only reason those allegations went anywhere is because multiple people were saying the same thing.
  13. Mr T

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    In the museum itself?
  14. Mr T

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I thought I read the greyer coins were due to manganese in the alloy (might have been in Davies?).
  15. Mr T

    Piedfort £1

    I think it's the whole circulation vs non-circulating thing that's sort of being discussed in the modern proofs thread - I think more people would collect from change than anything.
  16. I should hope not. The Royal Australian Mint auctioned off some its modern pieces in the last few years, though it was all 1987 onwards.
  17. Not my cup of tea but I guess they found a market in the 1960s and 1970s when it was a new thing. I'll only buy a modern proof if I can't get a circulation finish example of the same coin.
  18. Not quite British but close enough - I've been looking at the pattern cents of Nova Scotia recently - the obverse dies used were the same as the British halfpenny - and I've been trying to work out which dies were used. https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=1910&lot=30541 is Freeman obverse 3 I think? https://coins.ha.com/itm/nova-scotia/world-coins-canada/canada-nova-scotia-victoria-bronze-pattern-cent-1861-ms60-red-and-brown-pcgs-/a/3054-30535.s?ic4=GalleryView-ShortDescription-071515 is Freeman 4 I think? https://coins.ha.com/itm/nova-scotia/world-coins-canada/canada-nova-scotia-victoria-specimen-cent-1861-sp64-red-and-brown-pcgs-/a/3054-30538.s?ic4=GalleryView-ShortDescription-071515 is reported to be Freeman 7/Peck 6 and I think that's right. Any thoughts appreciated - I thought it would be easier to count berries and leaves.
  19. Mr T

    2p Varieties

    Could just be a foreign planchet?
  20. Mr T

    Why is this site not secure ?

    As long as you're not using the same password here as you do for Internet banking or anything important you should be fine. Older browsers may not connect to https:// sites because the underlying protocols get updated or replaced often enough.
  21. Yes I thought that he probably didn't himself that - "On l'appellait Guillame le bâtard" is more correct I think. French isn't my first language but I think that's right.
  22. Mr T

    2p Varieties

    Got a picture? I would have guessed acid bath but you say the features look correct.
  23. Mr T

    Charity coin disposal

    I assume they sell them online - I remember buying a few bulk lots of international stuff from an ebay seller (like kilograms of coins from the same country or same denomination) and I don't know where else they could have got them.