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Michael-Roo

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  1. Michael-Roo

    Hi all

    Hello Chris! I look forward to reading your posts and seeing the coins you buy as you build your collection.
  2. I bought this one. Not a 5 over 3, unfortunately, but nice all the same.
  3. Hi Scott. Very difficult to tell, isn't it. Maybe Clive will know which it is. If you decide not to keep it you could always offer it on the 'Items for Sale' board at £120 ono
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Here's the reader's competition from the April issue of that year. Not very difficult, is it…...
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Chris! How do you remember all this???? Do you keep a journal?!?! (Just pulling your leg). I've seen most of the bands you have, and quite a lot you haven't mentioned. From your 'wish you'd seen' list: I made a point of catching the Specials whenever they came around. A fabulous live act. From 77 to 80 I was on the permanent guest list at Eric's Club, so saw an awful lot of the acts who were booked there (some I really wish I hadn't!). Also from your wish list, I've seen: Dylan. Buzzcocks. Undertones. Roxy twice (first time when Eno was still with them). The Beat. James Brown. Dylan, Roxy (2nd time), and James Brown were at the annual Summer Pops Festivals which used to be held in a big tent on the Liverpool waterfront. Much as Dylan was great (for the first 15 hours….), he stayed on for so long that my wife and I actually ended up listening to the end of his set from the beer tent next door. James Brown's show was, again, fab but it was the Summer of the 1st Iraq war. When the go-go dancers began waving American flags about lots of the audience began grumbling and several shouted abuse. Good old Liverpool. never disappoints…..
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    From your list I saw Slade and Pink Floyd. My first live shows were April 71 (I was 12). Rolling Stones and T.Rex, Both within the same week. Around 50p a pop!
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Ah. Those were the days….. I was a few years older than you, but yes, 76-77 was a fine time to be around. Never saw the Sex Pistols but I did get to see the Clash a few times. You missed nothing! The most overhyped band of all time, but I do realise it's impossible for anyone from the Punk Generation to be "unMacLarened" You're not wrong!
  8. I think that is true unless you throw in silver threepence. Yet I can't be the only one with a nostalgic view of sixpence's. My mum used to count them out when me and my brother went to the Saturday morning flics. "Sixpence for the bus, sixpence to get in and sixpence to spend. Boy we were hard up. Now I can afford it I should buy a few. LOL. Mark Absolutely! The silver threepenny bit must surely rate as the most unloved coin of all.
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Ah. Those were the days….. I was a few years older than you, but yes, 76-77 was a fine time to be around. Never saw the Sex Pistols but I did get to see the Clash a few times.
  10. I do! I have LOADS of 1/2ds. Love 'em. Particularly 1672-1754 (with a big emphasis on the William & Marys/William III).
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Geordie's 'My Gallery' link (above the Omicoin one).
  12. Cheers Colin. Mine is EF (though you might not know so from the photo), and the partially visible underlying form is clear and certainly a letter. Well cut and in high relief. Definitely not die crud. And, you're right, Colin Cooke always did catalogue it as such, so I guess we'll go with that for the foreseeable.
  13. I have a really nice, clear, example of this variety. Commonly referred to as 'G over O'. I've read in the past there has been some dispute as to what the G is actually punched on top of. No doubt it is over something. Do other members have any views they would like to share? The coin is listed in the Cooke collection as 'extremely rare'. I'd also be interested to hear your estimates of how rare it is (numbers known etc). Thanks all
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Richard, you're probably all the better for not knowing. I still mourn the demise of the 12 inch album and all the associated artwork. Speaking of which: I just took a look at your gallery. You have some nice things in there. I'm a full time professional illustrator, so can fully appreciate what you're doing. And, any cat fan is always ok in my book…..
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    LCN- Rare Pennies

    It's a BEAUTY on my screen.
  16. Michael-Roo

    Chinese fakes

    If you're talking about "silver" post-1816 coins that are actually copper washed with silver, these are actually not fakes but forgeries produced at the time. Collectors know all about these (indeed our own seuk has made an expert study of them), and they should be classed as 'items of interest' and not as counterfeits. And in the US, GIII copper "evasions" from the mid-18th Century are widely collected and valued. If they are actually modern reproductions and sold as such, I don't see that any law has been broken if they are not misrepresented. They may be sold described as modern repros by the manufacturer but, as they don't carry any mark making it clear as to what they are, I suppose problems could arise further down the line?
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Best not mention personal iTunes libraries. Vast music collections which can't been seen or touched. That might just confuse matters further….. We're just pulling your leg Fubar
  18. Nice example. And definitely cheap. (Though 1890 I find is the easiest bun halfpenny in high grade for some reason.) Does that go for the penny too (my coin)?
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Plus Velvet Underground. New York Dolls. Gram Parsons. Steve Earle etc. etc.
  20. This too…. Arrived this morning. I don't use ebay very often these days but this I won at the end of last week. No biggy but, at £26, cheap as chips (as an orange bloke used to say on the telly…). The obverse is much sharper than my photo would suggest. GEF.
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    Well, bits of Aftermath, more or less the whole of Beggars Banquet, most of Let It Bleed, the whole of Sticky Fingers, and bits of Exile On Main Street.. I was never a big Stones fan. Dare I ask what your list would be? (Mine would be longer but I ran out of energy ) So similar to your own as to be uncanny (apart from Yes) which is why I asked about 1963-73 Rolling Stones. For me you'd have to add 1960s Trojan and Atlantic soul, plus heaps of opera and baroque stuff….
  22. Michael-Roo

    Coin Monthly 1970.

    That's quite a list! No Jones/Taylor era Stones?
  23. Hi Chris. There are plenty of examples of this one in the archives, so not simply a 'clutter' anomaly. London Coins sold a ropey fine one some years ago. C Cooke had one. Our fellow member who has the farthing site lists it. So very much a recognised variety. It's true it may not be that the G is over an O (but it certainly looks like it is), however it certainly is over another letter. I must admit, I hadn't spotted evidence of a serif. I'll have a look and report back. On your photograph, the top right of the G curves down, like a C - however, there's another feature behind it that continues straight on; that to my eyes looks like a serif. Then if you go down from the top right, to the horizontal cross-stroke of the G, between the two there is a down stroke that exactly matches the vertical on the left, that probably has been thought of as the left inner of an O (but it may not be?). I've had a another look using my loupe. The 'blob' at the end of the G (upper right) is just the serif at the end of the letter, not something lying beneath. The downstroke of the underlying letter curves out and in again as would an O. If it were the right vertical stroke of a U it would be more upright. We may have to wait for Colin's input on this one…. No, I don't mean the blob of metal that makes people think of an O - I mean underlying that, and fractionally to the left : there's a vertical, straight, downstroke exactly matching the vertical downstroke inside the left hand curve of the G. Ah yes. I see what you mean.
  24. A wee bit claggy, but quite a nice example for one of these…..
  25. Hi Chris. There are plenty of examples of this one in the archives, so not simply a 'clutter' anomaly. London Coins sold a ropey fine one some years ago. C Cooke had one. Our fellow member who has the farthing site lists it. So very much a recognised variety. It's true it may not be that the G is over an O (but it certainly looks like it is), however it certainly is over another letter. I must admit, I hadn't spotted evidence of a serif. I'll have a look and report back. On your photograph, the top right of the G curves down, like a C - however, there's another feature behind it that continues straight on; that to my eyes looks like a serif. Then if you go down from the top right, to the horizontal cross-stroke of the G, between the two there is a down stroke that exactly matches the vertical on the left, that probably has been thought of as the left inner of an O (but it may not be?). I've had a another look using my loupe. The 'blob' at the end of the G (upper right) is just the serif at the end of the letter, not something lying beneath. The downstroke of the underlying letter curves out and in again as would an O. If it were the right vertical stroke of a U it would be more upright. We may have to wait for Colin's input on this one….
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