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Paddy

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  1. Paddy

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    That's what I am counting on. I have a spare stashed away now to await the day. Now - where's the email address for the Daily Mail?
  2. Paddy

    My Saxon Coin Collection

    Yes they are scans as you supposed. I do not have the camera equipment to take better shots, and the only option on the scanner is to double the dpi - which runs into the picture size limits! One day I will get into better photography but at the moment my cash is spent on the coins, not on photographing them. :-)
  3. This forum seems to have been a bit quiet for a while! A long time ago I set myself the target of getting one coin from each of the Wessex/All England kings. I got to seven about 4 years ago and have stalled since then. Here's what I have so far for your comment/appreciation. (I hope not to hear the word "fake" too much, but if you have your suspicions please say so.) Aethelred II:
  4. Paddy

    My Saxon Coin Collection

    You are right - Svein forkbeard and Edmund Ironside are impossible, Eadwig very difficult. By my reckoning going back to Egbert I need 11 more, so it could be some time!
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    My Saxon Coin Collection

    Edward the Confessor:
  6. I don't do tokens that much but I have gathered a tray full of spares from amongst job lots over the years. These are a couple of the better ones I think:
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    Profile amendments

    Ah - OK - a useful link thanks. Only another 7 posts and it will look a lot better at "Newmismatist"!
  8. Paddy

    Profile amendments

    Are we able to change the tag below our avatar in our profile somewhere? Mine shows as "Unidentified Variety" which is a bit uncomfortable! :-) I would like it to say something like "Eccentric Enthusiast" if that is allowed?
  9. This is the best condition 18th century British Copper I have. I hope no one is going to tell me its a forgery!
  10. Paddy

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Ah yes but the next one only went for £31 plus postage!
  11. Paddy

    1903 open 3 variations

    I don't know if this is the right place to post this - I don't usually do the variations but I have had this in my Penny albumas an Open 3 1903 for years. Am I right? Of the various variations on a variation listed here, which is it? :-)
  12. These also from last week - 1887 I know is very common, but the 1888 is scarcer and the chap would only part with them as a set.
  13. Actually these were last week at a Car boot sale, but I have only just found this thread:
  14. Paddy

    1922 coin ???

    Yes - there is a strong tradition of embedding coins in building and renovation work in the UK. Around Door jambs and under window sills are fairly normal. Thatchers often hide a coin in the deepest level of thatch near the chimney. I recently had a lovely 1776 (sic) halfpenny evasion from under a window sill in Poole. Picture attached
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    Help attaching Images

    Thanks for that. Yes I had gathered that the site was all funded by Chris at the moment, and I do know these things cost money. I suppose my question would be: Isn't it time to get more funding and so expand? As far as I know predecimal.com is the best known and most respected forum for UK coins but it could be so much more if it were allowed to expand. Cointalk in the US has so many excellent pictures uploaded in so many categories that it has become a "first port of call" for many trying to ID or value unusual coins and tokens. It is only "OK" on UK coins and so there is a gap in the market. Could Predecimalcoins not raise more money from advertising? I would have thought many coin auction houses and dealers would be happy to post ads here in the banners. Also Cointalk has a mechanism by which happy customers can donate money towards the continued upkeep of the site - has that been tried here?
  16. Paddy

    Olympic Coin Expert Wanted!

    My folder Hologram starts with an L and the barcode ends 5360 and does indeed include the yellow writing for the completer medallion. As far as I can see the individual packets have holograms all starting with the L, but the gold plated completer medallion has an LA number - I did get it separately and much later. The barcode for this one ends 9664. I hope that helps!
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    Help attaching Images

    Sorry for the rant before - I had struggled and got nowhere! The problem I encountered was that having tried to drag and drop an over size image to the appropriate area and got the error message, the system would not "forget" the failed attempt, so even after I had adjusted the image down, when I tried again to upload it it errored again. I could only get out of it by abandoning the post and coming back to it later - not ideal. I still think the 500k limit is too low, and the method of selecting images to upload at Cointalk far easier to use. As a result their forum has far more images uploaded and so makes more interesting and informative reading.
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    Olympic Coin Expert Wanted!

    I know a bit about the coins but not much about the folders! I have one folder with the writing for the completer medallion present - let me know what you want to know about it. I have discovered recently that there were two versions of the completer medallion even before the coin hunt version came out - one white metal and one gold coloured. I have not found any mention of this with the Royal Mint, nor any difference in the packaging, so if you know any more I would appreciate the info!
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    Rare £2 coins

    Of course if you want a really rare £2 coin, you need the mono-metallic trial coin from 1994. I was lucky enough to pick this up about 10 years ago before people really cottoned on to it.
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    Help attaching Images

    Forgive me if this has been asked before - I have only recently returned to this forum after a few years out but: Why do we have a 500k limit on pictures? Why do we have such a lousy and complex way of posting pictures? I am also a member at both Cointalk and Treasurenet which have neither the limits, nor the complex upload process - why can't we do it like them? I have just spent a fruitless 30 minutes trying to upload a simple picture which I have already used easily at Cointalk. After fiddling with it endlessly until it told me it was 474k it still wouldn't paste into the image area - a pop telling me I couldn't upload more than 501k - which I was already well under!
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