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Michael-Roo

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  1. Michael-Roo

    1697 William III Sixpence RFX for REX?

    Yup. Works for me.
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    1697 William III Sixpence RFX for REX?

    Yes Chris, what I thought too. Look at the foot of the 'F' in RFX. To the left tapered while to the right cut off short at sharp right angles. Also, the middle and upper horizontal bars match those of the E punch used elsewhere in the legends. Further, the RFX 'F' doesn't match the F in FRA. Still, nice find all the same.
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    long term bulk storage

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l2632&_nkw=paper+coin+envelopes&_sacat=58520
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    More Pennies

    Now £255, with eight days still to run. People are mental.
  5. That's true Chris. By the late 1980s/early 1990s the pound coin was pretty much small value coinage yet fakes were everywhere. I remember lads would go from pub to pub selling them. They were seven for a fiver. Same weight, so worked in ciggy machines, tunnel tolls etc. (handy if travelling across the Mersey on a regular basis). Maybe those half pennies were sold in the same way in the early 19th century? Eight for threepence? Three for a penny? Though who knows which coins ciggy machines were accepting back in 1806…. How times change. Ciggy machines: do they even still exist? Are there still enough smokers to be worth the bother? It must be 30 years since I last stood in front of one. Speakers belting out some unholy din. "Macca. Macca… MACCA!!! Have you got ten pence? I…SAID. HAVE YOU GOT TEN PENCE???" Ah, happy days…...
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    Elizabeth Half Groat on CCF.

    Unusual. https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=385496
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    Elizabeth Half Groat on CCF.

    That certainly does look to be a likely candidate. The size would probably match too.
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    Elizabeth Half Groat on CCF.

    I'm loving this. It's what my end of the hobby is all about. I thought the CCF post worth sharing here and, as usual, Rob kicks off with a spot on observation. The word 'unique' is so often used incorrectly but if a coin is an only known (or, to date, noticed) surviving example of a die does 'unique' apply?
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    Elizabeth Half Groat on CCF.

    Yes, I've just read that over on the other forum. A most unusual little coin.
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    Newly arrived, 1653 halfcrown

    Beautiful.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Dear god, was that really worth the effort? I haven't a calendar in front of me but doesn't British Pedant Day fall in Julember? Switch it off and come down now Timmy, dinner's ready.
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Or possibly thread. Interchangeable I suppose. They're certainly the best chuckle Ebay have offered me today.
  13. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    'Gold toned.' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1879-GREAT-BRITAIN-VICTORIA-ONE-PENNY-GOOD-GRADE-Incuse-Lines-In-Wreath/164469471366?hash=item264b24f886:g:u-UAAOSwROxe4l69 'Prooflike.' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1835-BRITISH-INDIA-ONE-QUARTER-ANNA-BOMBAY-MINT-PROOFLIKE-COIN-EAST-INDIA-COM/164469106228?hash=item264b1f6634:g:NuAAAOSwbdVfEcSq
  14. Looks as though CC have reduced it to £95. Graded fine. Fair would be generous. So yes, absolutely right, compared with that the Ebay coin was a steal.
  15. The link doesn't work here either. I took a look at the recent completed sales for 1845 farthings. Is this the one you mean? That's nowhere near fine. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-Farthings-1845-amp-1850-/383770017751?hash=item595a79bfd7%3Ag%3AOVAAAOSwYJpfjAFn&nma=true&si=KnCYPKtJSFQ%2BOzlOgHdn9CGd1JU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  16. Michael-Roo

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/landlord-who-renamed-pub-the-19110558
  17. I agree. The logical explanation is 1695, short run, first issue. Your photographic evidence nails the date.
  18. Should anyone else wish to read Dave's article, here it is.
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    50 years later, apt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0GUbAImHuw
  20. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And still using the photo... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1926-HALF-Penny-George-V-Uncirculated-NGC-MS-63-RB-Extremely-Rare-F-195/333741885945?hash=item4db49109f9:g:F-4AAOSwUKRfU67~
  21. His music featured heavily in the soundtrack to my childhood. Wine up y' waist….
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