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  1. This is a dwarf Dahlia sp. I have half a dozen of them. Seems early for them to be out but nice to see 👍
  2. I think he was bored. I think it's safe to say we were fortunate to be spared a new bust. Compare Wyons Victoria with the jubilee head 🤐 A nice specimen, the BM just was used on the stamps too. Probably sick of the sight of it..
  3. I like most things George V, the halfcrowns and florins are frustrating and even the better examples have usually had a dip - you can't win! The 1916 looks decent, all lions struck up, nice one [jealous] I think people were probably super receptive to a commemorative crown and its design as a special one-off. Everything I read sums up as "yeah we don't want to issue things willy nilly but it's worth it for this occasion". Same with the stamps even though they'd done a few more commemorative issues by that point. PM had already done the Irish coinage for 1928. And he was involved in the recutting of the G5 portrait. Probably just 'felt right' as a design for the time. A few clippings from The Times:
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    50p Scarcity *

    What are the figures for BU coins issued, do we know? I understand these are just for-circulation numbers? If they issued 1.4 million for circulation they must have done an absolute shitload on top of that in BU packs and change-checker cards. 50k, 100k, ... ?
  5. Richard I use Adobe Photoshop which has quite a lot to it. GIMP is a free alternative if you search that. The key tools within the software are the circular marquee (for cutting out circular milled coins) or the pen tool (jagged romans or hammered). YouTube videos run through the basics of layers and using those tools to 'cut out' something. I'll give you a bit more info after you've had a look and if you have any questions. There are a few other things like drop shadows and messing about with different fonts that I might do for some coins or if I'm going to move them on, will attach a couple of examples below. It's all a bit vain ! But useful to have in some form as a 'consistent' point of reference.
  6. Not sure it's the best photo, but I only use a phone and didn't want to mess about too much with the light or settings. I cut out and catalogue all my coins again solid backgrounds with a few notes like this yes, just so I have a digital point of reference that I can access anywhere on my phone.
  7. Pete put me on to this - he should have bought it himself as it was too cheap really; i am extremely grateful. This to go with Mike's F176 posted earlier which also came from John. Not as serious as you lot when it comes to pennies, but this is a reign I really like.
  8. damian1986

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sorry Newark whoever that is, but... Santa Claus 😂 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123839413231 Or maybe this is groundbreaking, wonderful discovery on a par with the pre-Neolithic cave paintings taking us back to our ancient past.
  9. I meant sell to them in the first place
  10. It's a shame really, coins around the £300 mark are costing £400 with postage, which puts a lot of reasonable but still common Saxon coins out of reach tbh. Vendor is only going to see £270 back on such a sale, so assuming they want most of their money back, £400 is only getting you a coin worth £270 a few years ago, which isn't a lot. Obviously over simplifying this, but I did see my 1c/1a E1 mule sell on here with coinery for probably only half what I paid through DNW (of course I got carried away 😅) Let the dealers have em. No point whinging about this and then hitting the bid button. Likewise they're running a business and and provide a good service and this is how it is. All in all... 🤷‍♂️
  11. Thought I'd share this as it's not a bad one mostly, but has the interesting die clash -- (and if you think it's something else that caused this let me know so I can update my notes!! 😆)
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    Bags of Roman

    Might be being optimistic to think you can get bags of the stuff in any sort of reasonable grade (VF) with the chance of finding the odd scarce one But would pay a reasonable amount for unattributed lots more for research purposes Have a small collection but when buying singly in higher grades they get to "I could probably spend the money elsewhere better" sort of prices.
  13. Wouldn't mind a reissue of the Pistrucci cameos, to wear on my favourite lapels
  14. Had a brew with Pete and came away with this.. not bad at all 😎
  15. Not sure how many boats this will float 😆 This is number 11 out of 40 wanted for the hammered copper farthings (covering types). Provenance always a win. But where are the remaining 29 coming from 😆