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  1. As you may or may-not know I have been collecting Encased Farthings for around 2 years now. I have been working on a dedicated Website to showcase these interesting pieces. I have been helped by two other collectors of encased farthings from Canada and the USA, and also with the help from several other kind contributors. I am now at a point where the website is up and running, so would like some feedback on what you all think of it so far. You can find the Website here https://encasedfarthings.com/ I do hope you can take the time to have a look and give me some feedback. I of course welcome any contributions to this project. If you have any other information, pictures to add. I do hope you enjoy your visit. Regards Mick
  2. My latest sixpence Edward VII 1902 Matt Proof your thoughts please?

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    Me either and I have been on eBay 20 years. You learn something new every day😀.
  4. A bit more fun to watch for the next couple of weeks. I will be interested to see how Boris does 😀
  5. Not my type of thing. Enjoy your new purchase 😃
  6. Thanks, Peckris 2 not sure I agree on the grade my thoughts were GEF / AUNC although I am not the best at grading these sixpences. I will agree with you on it not being that difficult to find, except I do think it is harder to find one at a decent price because everyone seems to think their one for sale is the only one and hike the prices up.😀
  7. Hi, Paul yes I have managed to get a 1923 sixpence, see below. What are your thoughts on this one?
  8. Another space filled in my sixpence collection. 1927 proof, really enjoying filling the gaps in George V and finding some dates challenging to find a nice grade.
  9. Another upgrade to my brass threepences. Not an easy one to find in this condition. I would grade this as BU but with a slight flan flaw on the obv. what are your thoughts on this, please.
  10. Another gap filled in my Edward VII Sixpence date run. Only need to find a 1902 proof to complete this series.

    Encased Farthings

    Another new addition to the collection.

    Encased Farthings

    Thanks, Colin for sharing these images really like both of them. You say you had a few examples of these. I don't suppose you would have a spare of the farthing one. I knew they existed, but as yet have not managed to acquire one for my collection. Or perhaps you know of someone that may have one available to purchase, please.

    Encased Farthings

    Hi Mike as far as I am aware the coins were pressed into the aluminum surround during manufacture. Although I don't have any firm proof of this. The majority of encased farthings in the UK were produced by J R Gaunt you can tell this by the initials of JRG on the surrounds although some were produced by other manufacturers some of which I have yet to establish so most are unknown. They were made as advertising pieces for the different retailers so would assume they were given out to customers as lucky coin gifts. The most common being Hooper Struve and Chelsea Hotel Jersey these come up quite often. I find them an interesting sideline to my other collections. Recently though I seem to be spending more time researching these and hunting them down. It's very rewarding when I do manage to track one down I haven't found yet. I just wish there were other collectors out there that I could chat to and swap information, it seems there is only a handful of us collecting these. Below is an example I have been after for a while it's from my home Town where I used to live as a teenager and into my early 20s the pub advertised I have actually visited. It's now closed down and is a private house now.