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  1. Hawkins

    Car boot sales/markets in West Wales

    Thanks Rob, I'll make sure to stop by your table if I make it there 🙂
  2. Hawkins

    Car boot sales/markets in West Wales

    Cheers - I learn something every day on here 😉
  3. Hawkins

    Car boot sales/markets in West Wales

    Thanks for the replies, everyone! I don't have the budget for 'high quality coins' unfortunately, so I'd probably be looking for cheaper/common coins. I'm the dreaded type of collector who can't restrict themselves to a certain country/ruler/denomination so I pretty much collect any circulation coins I like the look of. I do have a thing for larger silver coins, half crowns, crowns etc., so contrary to many people's advice I have to settle for lower grades than EF a lot of time, although I of course buy the best grades I feel I can afford. With a 4 hour drive I probably wouldn't be able to be there before 11 and I could probably spend the whole day just looking at the coins (the local "fair" which is held once a year in collaboration with the local stamp collecting club only features around 5 tables of coins, although I did go to the Copenhagen Coin Fair last year with around 30-40 tables)! I don't have a shopping list per se, I usually have a look around and see if there's anything I like, but I might be looking to get my hands on something early milled like a 1787 sixpence or shilling at an acceptable price/grade. Or whatever I find! 🙂
  4. Hawkins

    Car boot sales/markets in West Wales

    Just noticed that there's a Midland Coin Fair going on near Birmingham while we're over - considering if this might be worth the almost 4 hour drive...
  5. Hawkins

    Car boot sales/markets in West Wales

    Thanks fellas. Last time we came over I did find a seller at a car boot sale who had a huge box of mixed coins for 10p a piece, where I managed to pick out a handful of interesting world coins. I also went on the tour at the Royal Mint which was a decent enough experience, not sure I'll find time for the drive down again this time though. Hopefully we'll be able to locate a few other markets. And I'll leave any horned helmets at home - the vikings didn't actually wear those anyway.
  6. Hello all, I hope you will forgive my blatantly low post count (I think I made a solitary post years ago) - I don't contribute much, but nonetheless I immensely enjoy reading these forums, not least drooling over the pictures of coins my budget would never allow me to own. In a couple of weeks my family and I are coming over from Denmark for our holiday in Wales (Aberporth/Cardigan area), and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any places within reasonable driving distance where one might find some interesting markets or car boot sales - preferably with coin sellers, but not a must as the rest of the family couldn't care less about coins... When we visited a couple of years ago we went to the Cardigan Guildhall Market and also drove down to the Carmarthen Market, plus we found a car boot sale not far outside Aberporth. Any other interesting places we should check out? The dates in question are July 7th to 19th.
  7. Hawkins

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Apologies - not much of a poster (as you can see), but I've been reading along for a while. I was able to find the article, so being helpful with a link seemed like a good place to start for my first post
  8. Hawkins

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Here's the article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3990890/The-2009-Olympics-50p-far-rarer-Kew-Gardens-coin.html