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Mr T

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  1. I recently acquired a 2+C 1896 shilling - does anyone know how rare it is compared to the 2+D? I ask because it's a VG coin at best so I normally wouldn't add it to my collection, unless I'm unlikely to find better.
  2. Anyone other threepence lovers out there? I'm slightly doubtful about this one as most of the 1937 varieties seem to be on the obverse from memory.
  3. Can anyone tell me any recent auction sales of this coin? I remember at least one (Colin Cooke maybe) but I can't track it down.
  4. There we go - not easy to google. Thanks.
  5. Thanks - I suspected that I hadn't been exceptionally lucky in finding a 2+C.
  6. Mr T

    What does this mean

    Probably if an example was to be sent to the British Museum they wouldn't have fished one out of a bag - hopefully they'd send a nice coin. I'm not sure what their policy is though their collection does seem incomplete. And I don't think the 1920 penny was special (I doubt they'd care about a slightly different denticle arrangement) but I guess there was enough of an interest in coins to keep adding to the collection.
  7. Mr T

    What does this mean

    In older versions of Freeman the price list said there was one known example in the British Museum - this should probably have been a foot-note as the the price list is omitted in newer editions. My 2c on Freeman 189: http://www.coincuriosity.com/view/british-pennies-1920-1921.html
  8. Mr T

    long term bulk storage

    I use the little plastic bags that coins come in from banks for bulk storage - I think the plastic is inert (I've been using them for years without any trouble).
  9. Mr T

    New UNC Coins

    For standard coins the mint will produce them as required (central bank dictates demand I think) and they can sit in storage until commercial bank branches request them (but they just request money in general and get what they get).
  10. It is sometimes frustrating collecting coins that money can't buy but it sure is satisfying ticking those boxes.
  11. I didn't think New Zealand ever had sterling silver coins. Maybe try the tissue test to be sure? If it looks white through a tissue it's silver; if it looks grey it's cupronickel (from memory).
  12. It would take a lot to split me from a rare coin - anything rare enough to pull that kind of money would be too worth keeping for me.
  13. I got a copy of both of Hocking's books recently and they both have letters saying "With compliments of the deputy master of the Royal Mint" in the front. Did all copies come with these letters?
  14. Mr T

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Not sure if a fully updated edition is happening. I got my email anyway.
  15. Hm, I always considered sovereigns to be British coins though the early Sydney Mint sovereigns were Australian. Not sure how that worked as in 1921 or 1922 the exchange rate changed and British coins stopped being used in Australia.
  16. Where is that image from? The Royal Mint?
  17. Mr T

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  18. I know there was a topic on this before but I couldn't find it - so, anyone know of any other examples of an 1872 die letter C farthing coming to light? I haven't seen anything here on in Coin News but I'm not sure where else to check.
  19. Any sales/new examples since then?
  20. Mr T

    1897 dot penny. Advice needed.

    I vaguely recall reading a similar theory before so you may be onto something - might have been in one of Michael Gouby's books? I really can't remember now.
  21. Mr T

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Oh all good - I just hadn't visited here in a few months and thought it was old news - it was only mentioned last week now that I look back.
  22. Mr T

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Did this updated edition end up happening?
  23. I believe the Royal Australian Mint do the right thing - pretty sure all the advertised mintages is what ends up getting produced, and some things are advertised as unlimited mintage (so whatever they can sell within whatever window they give themselves I guess). Also, I had some luck getting images of early 20th century patterns from the Royal Mint Museum recently - it may be worth your while emailing them to see if they have an image of the 2002 Jamaica coins (and if they don't they would hopefully be able to confirm if they have any in their collection).
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