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Mr T

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  1. Would anyone happen to have a copy of this book? I believe it was published as a .pdf at http://site440.mysite4now.net/hoschcoins/site1/Portals/0/MAUNDYwork.pdf (maybe at http://www.hoschcoins.com/ too) but neither works any more. I think it was published in 2008.
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    Charles III portrait

    When do new mint sets normally get launched in the UK?
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    Charles III portrait

    That was quick! And the article says it was done from photos not from a sitting.
  4. What 1887 penny was it? I had a look on their site and could only see a June auction.
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    Little coins big prices

    What caused that?
  6. I know there aren't many half sovereign collectors but does anyone here know of any sales of/listings of/references to a proof or pattern 1892S half sovereign? I've been able to find sales or listings of all of the other pattern half sovereigns of the same era. I doesn't seem to exist in any institutional collection either.
  7. Thanks - I saw nothing in the Murdoch collection. I might reach out to Eric Eigner too.
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    Royal Mint 2022 Unc set

    Surely they've been for sale all year and anyone who wants one has one?
  9. Does anyone happen to have a catalogue of the Murdoch Collection from 1903-1904 handy? I saw on another site that three 1897M half sovereigns were financed by and struck for John G. Murdoch but no citation was given. I assume the auction catalogue is the source of this information but I couldn't find an accessible version online (I think there was a link available only in the USA).
  10. I tracked down the catalogue in question: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctionlots?AucCoId=511728&AuctionId=525399 But it makes no reference (that I can easily see) of Murdoch arranging to have the coin struck for him.
  11. Does anyone have an image of a DISH 504 half sovereign? David Iverson and Steve Hill's publication just has a close-up of the initials and the only image I can find is https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&auc=166&searchlot=901&searchtype=2 which isn't particularly clear.
  12. Yes that's it - thank you. Did the brochure accompany a sale? I couldn't find a catalogue. edit: I see there's a listing at the end of the brochure but they're the same small images.
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    proposed heating payments this winter

    Sorry wrong thread - please delete.
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    2015 britannia £2 rarity

    Nice - is it a circulation only coin?
  15. Looks like a Holland D* as well (sub-variety of Freeman D). Paul Holland has looked at some die cracks in his articles but they're in-depth (not just documenting the different cracks).
  16. Has anyone found one of these 1860 pennies with the two extra lines in the shield?
  17. Yes I just had a play with the search - it didn't return anything obvious. Lots of British West African pieces are photographed but not British pieces.
  18. I think I found second 1982 Solomon Islands proof set (no case, just the coins) for sale on ebay for $5 or thereabouts. I had no need but the mintage is unknown (but likely less than 200). I'm sure the set would normally cost around $200. Other than that it has been a struggle to find even one of the Cook Islands or Solomon Islands rarities.
  19. Are they photographed on their website?
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I suppose it was before we were all born, so we have no fond memories of it, but was there any copper book similar to Freeman's when decimalisation rolled around? I assumed that bronze varieties were popular because they were cheap (to pull from change at least) but also because there was a readily available reference book that got to the point.
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    Is this error or bad designed?

    Is the coin rusted? Looks like it may have been buried.
  22. I would too - I've seen a few scarce Solomon Islands things come up and have bought duplicates.
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    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    It is a good read - I think Michael Gouby said he used it as a starting point and when he asked Graham Dyer about where the bronze figures came from, he said they were best effort at the time when O'Sweeny contacted him.
  24. Also that's on a Jubilee head rather than a young head right? And where did you get the images? Are they from an auction? I've had no luck looking for a "wide date" 1887 sixpence.
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