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  1. secret santa

    Opinions requested.... VIGTORIA

    The tail of the G looks a little taller and pushed out to the right than the definite VIGTORIA maybe ? Difficult to be definite.
  2. The other benefit of the dimpled mug is that, with the general preference for straight glasses nowadays, it's easier to find your beer amongst all the others when you forget where you left it.
  3. Always a dimpled Mug - the rest are for flowers only.
  4. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Here it is.
  5. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Colin Adams coin £1550 plus commission !
  6. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Bob I just clicked on your website link and got some chinese site with Stephen Gerrard on it ??????? Visit My Website
  7. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    I recently bought the 2021 Uncirculated set from Westminster Mint because it contains the Decimalisation 50p with original 1969 obverse and then received a letter saying that I should return it as there is an error and they would send a replacement. I asked for more details but they would only say that: "The Royal Mint have alerted us to a minor printing/spelling mistake on the packaging of these BU Packs." I have looked for this mistake but can't find it so I'm inclined to keep the set in case there's a more important mistake that might prove to be a rarity in the future. Has anyone else heard anything about this "error" ?
  8. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    The whole set is integrated and sealed into a single pack so that no individual part of it can be replaced and so withdrawing the set and re-issuing a new one is the only practical option. I bought mine through the Westminster outfit so they would have my details rather than the Mint. The set cost £55 so I don't think that they would consider sending a replacement without receiving the faulty set first. And they have only offered this replacement as an option rather than a request, so I suspect that most people won't bother. Expensive mistake, rather like product recalls.
  9. secret santa

    New to collecting - my story so far

    Hi Jack Collect what you want to collect and what you find interesting and attractive - it's your hobby and your money. But do read all you can about your subject as that may well affect what you end up collecting or specialising in. And do keep detailed records of your purchases together with the best photographs that you can manage (the examples above are pretty good). You will have years of pleasure (with a little frustration and envy thrown in). Best of luck.
  10. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    When you think about it, this blatant spelling mistake (in very large letters) plus the grammatical error I mentioned earlier represents a pretty p*ss poor effort by the Royal Mint.
  11. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    No, only the packaging.
  12. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    Absolutely right - I've read the packaging a hundred times and not spotted that ! Mystery solved - and not likely to be worth a fortune in the future !
  13. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    This was not the set that I was offered an exchange on.
  14. I'll be very interested to see how they progress as I have the feeling that penny collectors of the more esoteric varieties are dwindling.
  15. secret santa

    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    When I was at school, reported speech always comprised a verb followed by a phrase/sentence in quotation marks, e.g. He said "Hello". Can someone explain how the world has adopted the egregious - I'm like "Hello" and he's like "How are you doing ?" Or perhaps one doesn't even use quotation marks - I was like yeah and he was like whoah. Is this now being taught in schools ?
  16. The Search facility on their site is absolutely appalling. It has been pointed out on here before but they do nothing about it. It's a disgrace that such a prestigious name should have such an awful website.
  17. As I recall, it was only ever issued as a hard copy glossy, with a few articles and some coins for sale. I actually had one or two small articles published in it.
  18. Don't you start - it's bad enough 'er indoors going on and on.........
  19. It seems to me that, in general, auction houses are taking less care and interest in the cataloguing of lots at a time when they could and should benefitting from the lack of coin fairs, dealers' premises etc. It looks like pure apathy and laziness to me.
  20. Well done Mike. I got mine completely by chance as I didn't know it was a DFF until years after I'd bought it. I read somewhere about it and checked my coins and there it was !
  21. I see that DNW have a 1953 VIP proof set in their next auction and yet the penny in the set is a standard proof die pairing (C+b) whereas the 3 previous VIP sets that I've seen had a penny with die-pairing of B+a (currency obv and toothed rev). Have DNW mis-catalogued a normal proof set or was the VIP set produced with differing contents ?
  22. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    I suspect that they won't add to their reply above ("The Royal Mint have alerted us to a minor printing/spelling mistake on the packaging of these BU Packs.")
  23. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    Looking through the folder for this set, I've noticed that, for the John Logie Baird 50p, they write "From an early age he showed ingenuity, setting up a telephone exchange to connect his bedroom to his friend's houses." So, either his friend did have more than one house or they should have written "to his friends' houses." Perhaps this is the error in question ? I will continue looking.
  24. secret santa

    More Pennies

    The vendor has sent me some new pictures but they are still a little ambiguous (in my opinion) regarding whether the lustre has been previously enhanced, and so he's going to get it checked by a local coin person who will advise him on condition.
  25. secret santa

    2021 Unc set mystery

    There's too much to show unfortunately - a cardboard cover and then 4 double sided pages. I keep looking but can't spot anything wrong.
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