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  1. DrLarry

    Halfpenny ID check

    Yes quite possibly lol
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    The rarest coin you own?

    Lol yes
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    I recently found a plastic version of this abacus counting toy . Would you say it might be similar ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325664176722?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=5Lgy4GGbTDa&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=h5XdnfNFTNi&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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    The rarest coin you own?

    Does anyone have a commonwealth Crown 1651 ? I have one of the correct weight struck slightly off set but I think it may be a fake, yet a good one, possibly an electrotype (although usually the weight is off on these ) What I would like to know is what the edge looks like ? any help appreciated . Well I say it is right the weight but I may be wrong this one weighs 30.52 grams
  5. DrLarry

    The rarest coin you own?

    yes I rarely make sense that is why I am so hesitant to list all the many strange anomalies I have found
  6. DrLarry

    The rarest coin you own?

    here are my examples, as I say one I am not too convinced about although it does have similar features the double tick and the thickness of the central diagonal of the N
  7. DrLarry

    The rarest coin you own?

    OK yes apologies I always referred to it as an I over N . I will check mine again. I also have looked now for another for years without luck .
  8. Yes it was a bad winter for my little yard garden too . I try cover things but even a small sheltered yard could not stay warm enough. I think it was the warm then deep freeze cycles we went through. Still a lot came back green and lush ...resilience in nature . It took ages for spring to get going we still have bluebells and the odd daffodils here in the grim North East
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    The rarest coin you own?

    Yes I think so in the past Jerry purchased from me one and sent it away to get verified. I think I have 2 others although one I'm not so certain about .
  10. DrLarry

    The rarest coin you own?

    I think mine would be the 1861 Penny , I over N in ONE, I only ever found two for verification . and the B over R's 1861 and 1862 half pennies
  11. DrLarry


    Well done they are new to me so lovely to see them
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    I came across this 1889 10 mm miniature. I assume gold and likely a Jewellers miniature some are mentioned in Rogers but they are not strictly toys
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    In the box were two sov types
  14. well whilst I am sure there is an exact set of parameters specific to a design that are worn down in circulation there is a nice book by D F Allen which when I started collecting was helpful with later milled . then there are so many additional features that seem to come down to personal opinions, an opinion, yours or others, may well be valid so you can have your own view. LOL You will soon get told otherwise by those who know more