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  1. Now even my vu has got deja.
  2. OK - I know it is no great shakes, but can anyone help get as full and ID as possible on it? Thanks
  3. Paddy

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    That is awful news! Does anyone know who the victims were - or what was taken? That way we can keep an eye out for any that appear on the market.
  4. Paddy

    Halfpenny ID check

    I think the software will let you load more images immediately if you do a refresh of the screen - using the F5 key or the refresh button at the top. Or else come out of the thread and back in should do it. (The software is not clearing the fact that you have already loaded an image and thinks you are trying to load another image alongside your first.) This has worked for me in the past.
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    Decimal Coin Varieties

    I seem to remember @AardHawk did a lot of work in this area - maybe you could work with him/her? They have not been on since October last, but may be still around.
  6. Paddy

    1990 Gold Crown - Queen Mother Birthday

    I have seen this many times before - the plastic used for the packaging on these early £5 coins discoloured very easily and more end up looking gold than not. If you break it out of the package you will find it is still white metal inside. Same happens with many of the early Isle of Man Crowns.
  7. I don't usually get into errors of this sort, but I can confirm it is not mentioned in my 2018 Spink. No idea when it dropped out. I also checked my copy of ESC - 6th edition 2015 - and it is not mentioned there as far as I can see. Not sure if it was just regarded as die-fill and so not worthy of a separate mention?
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    1992 £1 error with Flax reverse

    On my market stall, I have occasionally sold one or two to collectors of these things, but as yet the maximum they will give is.... £1!
  9. Paddy

    1992 £1 error with Flax reverse

    As well as the mismatched date/reverse, the portrait of the queen is unreasonably blurry and the rim looks too wide and uneven. How does the edge look?
  10. Paddy

    Ecgberht Penny, North 589

    ... and in July 2019! Well spotted.
  11. Paddy

    Ecgberht Penny, North 589

    Personally I prefer it repaired. A split coin, as well as unattractive, is difficult to store without the pieces constantly slipping. With coins of this age I am happy to have a decent example clearly displaying the monarch's name, and to have it at an affordable price when so many are now out of my reach.
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    Ecgberht Penny, North 589

    Just had this back from the auction house - over night response, which was brilliant. Link to the Portable Antiquities website showing the report on its find and authenticity: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/966481 ... so repaired but genuine.
  13. I have bought this coin for my own collection and it has arrived today. Having spent quite a lot of money on it, I am concerned to get views as to whether it is genuine? Any comments, for and against, would be welcome.