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Michael-Roo

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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    No. Enlighten me. April issue. Answers by March 15th…. Not a typo at all - bear in mind that November's issue of MOJO will drop onto my doormat before the end of September 'Twas always thus. If you look at any January edition of Coin Monthly, it will be full of Xmas gift ideas. As to the quiz, the only one I'm certain of is that A is Victoria Mojo. Are you a bit of a rocker then Chris? Who do you listen to?
  2. 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. That'd be Colin. Apologies. I wasn't being rude. Just didn't have the info to hand as I was writing….
  3. 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.
  4. All this is way beyond what I'd be likely to spend on a hobby! Scott. How about your tuppence worth then eh?…..
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    No. Enlighten me. April issue. Answers by March 15th….
  6. I have a full set of Esso coins featuring the 1970 England World Cup squad. All presented on a souvenir board. They were issued with every purchase of however many gallons. Each in a sealed packet. I guess the idea being people would collect and swap as was the fad with chewing gum football cards at that time. An uncle of mine worked at an Esso petrol station at the time (I was 11). He worked it so I had the entire set. I'm thinking a lot of customers received coins lacking the sealed packet…..
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    Coin Monthly 1970.

    PS: Spot the text error?
  8. I think it must be a gryphon? Well, except that it's a British lion conquering the German eagle, and I don't think gryphons were involved! I know. Maybe designed as a rush job after a rather long liquid lunch (laughs)
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    LCN- Rare Pennies

    There are also identical rim nicks seven teeth before the centre of G in Gratia.
  10. Here's one of mine which looks remarkably similar. Long, well defined, teeth on the reverse. Short, bead like, teeth on the obverse.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    No one could argue it isn't as described!
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    Decimal Rarities

    I've had a fair bit of fun with them, at a time I could do little else! It's the only opportunity to 'feel' what it was like for all those 'boys' on here who collected from change ions ago! Second only to squatting in rubble and playing machine guns in the early forties. Good fun, mostly, for the kids at least!I believe Christmas was better appreciated back then too! http://www.phespirit.info/montypython/four_yorkshiremen.htm
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    Decimal Rarities

    I've had a fair bit of fun with them, at a time I could do little else! It's the only opportunity to 'feel' what it was like for all those 'boys' on here who collected from change ions ago! Second only to squatting in rubble and playing machine guns in the early forties. Good fun, mostly, for the kids at least!I believe Christmas was better appreciated back then too! I first became interested when 'check your change' was all the rage in 1969-71. As a kid of 11-12 I was fascinated to be finding coins in my pocket which were anything up to 110 years old. Worn almost flat, obviously, but, at that age, precious to me nevertheless. I still have them. Even though I now have coins in my collection worth several £100's it is those first humble kept pennies and halfpennies which I'd be most likely to hold on to.
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    1902 Crown - Grade & Value?

    So still quids in on his £22 punt.
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    Decimal Rarities

    I find modern decimals so aesthetically unappealing. I'm sure many will feel differently about them in the future. Probably some, seeing the new copper of 1672, or bronze of 1860, for the first time thought those equally unattractive too!
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    Decimal Rarities

    Hi Mark. Can't read your attachment very well (too small) but, most likely, the mint hyping up on behalf of their sales department? Others will be better informed than I am…
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    Alexander III thoughts on grade

    Sticking my neck out here, but….. not that I'd want to invite flak or anything….. For hammered this looks tremendous Dave. EF obverse. GVF reverse. ?????
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    1892 Florin

    Very nice obverse. There is a bit of wear evident on the reverse (lions faces, crown at 12 o'clock etc.). Chris is correct. Overall GVF, or a tad better. Attractive colour too!
  19. Cambridge Coins and Jewellery http://www.cambridgecoins.co.uk have two 1675 halfpennies for sale. Both are graded as GVF, but neither are as nice as your 1672 example.
  20. I'd go back with my original assessment. Almost VF obverse. VF+ reverse. So, VF overall. My apologies for originally downgrading to GF/VF. After all the hoo-ha surrounding my 1674 farthing I was being a little over cautious.
  21. These were minted using very soft copper. Consequently, even on GEF/AUNC coins the detail isn't always as sharp as it should be. The amount detail on display doesn't always correspond to how much circulation the coin has seen. I'd say near VF, with the reverse better than this. Good to see a nice example of a Charles 1/2d. Most of those which do turn up these days are rather worn. Or possibly good fine obv. Very fine rev.
  22. These were minted using very soft copper. Consequently, even on GEF/AUNC coins the detail isn't always as sharp as it should be. The amount detail on display doesn't always correspond to how much circulation the coin has seen. I'd say near VF, with the reverse better than this. Good to see a nice example of a Charles 1/2d. Most of those which do turn up these days are rather worn.
  23. True Scott. Its a very handy photographic archive. I often visit both that and the Dr. Nicholson. The London Coin Auctions archive is another useful source for checking on grades, varieties etc. Found anything new in the past couple of days?
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