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  1. On 2/20/2021 at 8:47 AM, Peckris 2 said:

    You na' lyin'...

    (Think about it...!)

    True, but in the scheme of things I think there are much fewer collectors of high denomination gold than pennies or sovereigns for example.

    I imagine a big reason for most people not collecting them is the price, so their higher prices and apparent popularity seem a little strange.

  2. On 2/1/2021 at 9:40 PM, AardHawk said:

    Exactly what information are you after? Is it annual production numbers for 1970 Lsd proof sets?

    Yeah I'm looking for who struck how many sets in each year.

    So far I found that 74,293 sets were struck at Llantrisant in 1973-1974 and that apparently took the total to 730,610 (so presumably another ~25,000 were struck in 1974-1975).

    I imagine the previous ~656,000 were struck both at London and Llantrisant from 1970 (or maybe even 1969 onwards).


    I got the 1973-1974 mintage from the August 1976 Australian Coin Review but I don't think previous issues have all Royal Mint reports unfortunately.


    And it seems like London was definitely being wound down by that point - I need to re-read A New History of the Royal Mint to see exactly what was happening...

  3. On 1/27/2021 at 1:14 AM, AardHawk said:

    Coin production didnt start in south Wales (Bridegend & Llantrisant) until 1968.

    The best place to see the production details is Royal Mint Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller. Idont have a copy of the 99th report for 1968 but the details were given the Coins and Medals Nov 1969 editorial;

    Oh great, thanks for the information!

    I don't know, I would have thought using two mints was inefficient, though it was 750,000+ sets from memory which is high even by today's standards.

  4. I saw someone on Coin Community recently say that an old Coin Monthly had something about the different rim width 1967 halfpennies being struck at different mints. Would anyone happen to remember that article?

    And more broadly, are there any other articles that mentioned what was struck at the two mints and when? I've always taken the simplistic approach that all the predecimal stuff was probably struck at London, but what I saw now has me wondering if maybe the 1970 proof varieties are down to the two mints as well.