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  1. Another Edward the Confessor penny of Gildepine at Canterbury, the latter given as CA. Jerry c.1065-1066AD) Spink 1184, BMC XV - Pyramids Type, +GILDEPINE ON CA - Moneyer Gildewine at Canterbury Mint. Good portrait and clear legends with a solid flan. (HHC5568) Anglo-Saxon Silver Coin
  2. The BM mentions two coins of Gildepine , both of Canterbury, no pics though. But the mint name on yours may well begin with ‘C’. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG108550 Jerry
  3. I wonder if the moneyer is Gildepine (Gildewine) who North lists at Leicester. I can’t see that in the mint name though. The reverse seems to read ‘GILDEPINE ON ‘ and then a letter or two that may be a gross abbreviation due to lack of space. I will try the EMC database. Jerry
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    My second edition Peck with dust jacket cost me £12 from a secondhand bookshop in Abergavenny in the early ‘80’s, when I was a junior doctor in the local hospital, and freshly married (same wife). It seemed expensive to me then, when I was buying lustrous Victorian pennies for a few pounds from Lloyd Bennett in the Tuesday market. The book is still in my bookcase, but I use a ‘reading copy’ without dj that I acquired somewhere since. Jerry
  5. TopCarp on EBay is John Jerrams (of the Satin penny guides). The blue ink tickets are definitely Comber, I’ve just checked the tickets of some Lizzie shillings, and a number of Lizzie pennies from two separate Comber sales, they are all identical. Jerry
  6. It looks a lot like a couple of Comber tickets from my collection. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes just a couple…wrong variety, wrong grade, wrong price and polished! But at least this time it’s not the wrong 1909 penny! I know someone here won’t be surprised to see this! Jerry
  8. Bound to be an E over E, I think the photo shows the bottom limb of the lower ‘E’ as well. I won’t be bidding. Jerry
  9. Press the ‘verify NGC certification’ link above the photos, there are better pics on the NGC site. Jerry
  10. Here it is. https://www.ebay.com/itm/185600607039?hash=item2b36a8833f%3Ag%3AZUYAAOSwai1jN0A5&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoNEB%2F5LF70F%2BeTCxgli5KvgUWQ4MjCaZTNRvfDOaQtRw1Qmibe1%2FU5nVMUTvakGAuM8KNU4wyKAtUlPABhrJXAuWTKZlmuxVb%2B9TMo5VbUUM3ySSxQnXJIZ%2BOEBnTCPjMaAjliRGHcq2UJBnXRr7N8YyDibPDoYQ8BD3sYbuvs%2BHxA4EMgzhO5w0CzVEKPXWrvsXWrXkuHhxXg34ep41YjE%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR-DT_L73YA&nma=true&si=t0VkoRnFBLlM%2BXaAvTAd9v6AAQI%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 I did see the ‘dcds’ coin, and it may be a VIGTORIA but I wasn’t entirely convinced, and as I have one I moved on. Jerry ’
  11. You clearly bought it from Colin Cooke, but it is not the ‘Colin Cooke Collection’ coin, No 4 on Lee’s list on the envelope. Lee states it is probably coin 1 or 3 in the list, most likely 3, sold by Spink in 1966. The only thing you can really be sure of is the actual provenance Lee gives, to which you can add ‘ex Colin Cooke Coins’ and the date of purchase. I don’t think that you need to worry that you have mishandled it. A perfectly collectable coin, and rare though as usual there are more examples out there than the cataloguers are aware of. And welcome back to coin collecting, I started in my early teens, pretty much stopped in my late 20’s, and interest (fanaticism?) was re-kindled in my ‘50’s and persists undiminished. If you buy wisely, and grade should always be a major priority, a collection should be an enjoyment and an investment - but not your only one! Jerry
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    Elizabeth l half pennies.

    You see these tiny spurs on the halfpennies of subsequent reigns too. I wonder whether the blanks were cut out of a strip of silver by four blows of a curved chisel of a quarter of the desired circumference. This would give a reasonable uniformity of size and weight, and they are certainly too small to be cut with shears. Jerry
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    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    He seemed pretty well when I spoke to him yesterday, but bemoaning the fact that the police have recently closed their file on his robbery without any progress, and none of the stolen coins have surfaced. He seems to have a good selection of coins for sale. Jerry
  14. Not me, though I was watching. An F24 I’m sure, and possibly missing leaf. The second ‘1’ of the date is in the right place. Jerry
  15. About £1960, after commissions, taxes, insurance and postage, and I might end up with 5% import vat too though Australian purchases often sneak through for me. Jerry
  16. I agree they look different, though photos from an identical viewpoint - camera stand etc- would be helpful as photos can/do lie. However the relationships with border teeth do seem to differ. The second, more worn coin does appear to have the die flaw through the date, as Ian shows. Both are better than my pitiful current example. Jerry
  17. Ah, but global warming affects the winter too! But you just can’t predict which way we will be affected- if the Gulf Stream changes course we could actually be colder. I think we have to be resigned to climate change whatever, and our kids more so. What the planet needs is a good plague, when in fact we all seem to want to live forever. Jerry
  18. Look on the positive side, if this carries on our heating bills will be much lower…….. Jerry
  19. Quite frankly, Peck, this is rather pathetic. Others have tried to move on from the desperate politicking, this thread is to do with humour and you are massively missing the mark. Brexit is done and dusted, it doesn’t help you to take things you can’t change so seriously, move on and yourself a favour. Jerry (with apologies, but I doubt I’m the only one getting fed up with this stuck record.)
  20. I can’t imagine how it happened……….
  21. It had everything to do with not being in the EU. As you correctly say, there was a lot of flexibility in terms of negotiation regarding the vaccine. But also, as you correctly say most EU members opted for the ‘United’ approach. In this respect they were hampered by massive bureaucracy and inter-state competition for resources which impaired their decision making process. Even when presented with access to an effective and inexpensive vaccine, developed with British money and expertise, in which they had declined to invest heavily or place early contracts for, they actively maligned the vaccine in many quarters, misrepresenting the risk/benefit ratio and discouraging usage as exemplified by Macron’s stupid pronouncements. Had we still been in the EU would things have been different? Well, there would have been considerable pressure to conform to a united approach, and we probably would have done. But if we had acted as we in fact did , but as EU members , we could have been restrained by EU compliance and regulatory delays and possibly contracted differently and there is no guarantee the outcomes would have been the same. So outside the EU we had a very successful vaccine rollout. Within the EU we might still have done reasonably, but we certainly wouldn’t have done better and would most likely have done worse. Quite frankly, logically it’s a no-brainer. Jerry.
  22. Absolutely, about a month ahead of the rest of Europe in approving and implementing vaccine rollout utilising the effective and vastly cheaper Astro-Zeneca vaccine, and more expensive alternatives where clinically indicated. Despite adverse National factors such as ethnic make-up, population density, multi centre seeding etc our NHS was not overwhelmed unlike Italy, and Spain amongst others and over the pandemic as a whole we are in the middle ground compared to other European countries in per capita mortality and were able to open up economically much earlier. Professor David Spiegelhalter, who I saw at the Hay Festival, acknowledged this as being a UK success story. Jerry