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  1. I suggest this book where you can find all the wax models by Benedetto Pistrucci that are in the collection of the Museo della Zecca di Roma. At the following link, you can read all the second volume https://www.museozecca.ipzs.it/repository/biblioteca/3/BdN_Monografia_1.II.2/mobile/index.html#p=1 In the first pages can be seen the models for the sovereign
  2. Yes I am with your opinion, even if I would like to know the source of 5500. It's he Royal Mint : ninety-seventh Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Controller for the year 1966. London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1967. those reports were published every year , this is one for ex. http://www.galata.co.uk/store.asp?storeAction=showDetail&stockID=11274
  3. hi all, This morning I was checking the mintage of some proof sets produced by the RM during the last century and I noted that for the 1966 Tanzanian proof set the mintage reported on Krause and all the other references is 5500 pieces of each coin in the set, however reading the Royal Mint annual report for this year it seems that the mintage is of only 500. So, I would like to ask you if you know if those coins have been minted also in the following years with the same date or anything else... Looking on eBay I found several items which make me quite dubious about the number reported by the mint.
  4. thank you Rob for your opinion, always interesting! When I wrote books and papers, to be honest, I was not thinking about catalogues but more one modern texts like English Coins by Stewartby, the volumes on the mint of Bury written by Robin Eaglen or the J.J. North's collection for examples and the articles that can be found on the publications like Numismatic Chronicle. In some cases, you can also discover the provenance but in others not...
  5. There is also the provenance from hoard which from my point of view is probably more appealing than a coin owned by "famous collector" because it is a guarantee of authenticity and you can track the history of the coins. Of course, when there are coins with both provenances it is reasonable to consider a good premium depending on the type of the coin. Since English coins are not my primary collection I always try to buy coins with provenance. I would like instead to ask you: how much extra would you pay for coins published on books or papers?
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    Any ideas what this coin could be please?

    unfortunately, the photos are too small ... About the first one, it looks like this https://www.rpcoins.co.uk/products/anglesey-1787-penny-token
  7. yes , even if I think it is just due to the fact that bidding now is "open" ..
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    token or what ?

    Thanks, it could be and I admit that when I wrote contemporary imitation I was meaning contemporary forgery, however, due to the gothic style of the legends and the colour of the flan make me think that it couldn't be accepted at the time No, we don't have. In Italy, there is completely different legislation on m.d. finds etc.. and a tool like the PAS would be quite useless. I think that an equivalent of PAS can't be found in any other country.
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    token or what ?

    thank you all in advance
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    token or what ?

    Hi all! On an Italian forum, a member posted the images of this object. Clearly, it is not an authentic groat but anyway it looks old, do you know what is it? I thought that it could be a contemporary imitation or a token (or jeton)
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    Recent aquisitions

    Italy, Tassarolo Agostino Spinola 1/4 of Tallero bought at the last auction InAsta
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    massive hoard unearthed

    Thanks you!! It's extremely interesting, I hope that as soon as possible it will be published a detailed paper on it .. and why not , maybe it could became an opportunity to add one of these coinse in collection in the future .... I miss both kings
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    massive hoard unearthed

    I don't have a facebook account can you give me some info ? I am looking for on several websites but I haven't found any news about this hoard ..
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    Ribe – Northumbria- a connection?

    In the viking coin the symbol made up of three triangles is the so called "Valknut" which is sometimes associated with Odin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valknut
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    Farthing ID

    Hi, Yes it is a farthing of Edward I mint of London, Stewartby type B