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    Coins Sixpences, Threepence's, Farthings, and Encased Farthings, Playing Guitar, Photography, also listening to music any genre but mainly heavy Rock Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple etc.

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  1. 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.

    Encased Farthings

    Just added this one to the collection. Nothing spectacular but does have some interesting doubling on the letters on the surround. I am interested to know how this has come about, see pictures. How does this occur? Any explanation or theory on how this may have been struck etc, please. There must be someone out there that can explain it to me.

    2019 A-Z 10p's

    License to Print Money comes to mind😁😉

    2019 A-Z 10p's

    Same designs just a different date. Also same exorbitant price. I will pass on this then.
  8. I totally agree with you on this. As always they would far rather argue amongst themselves than try to sort out the mess we are in. More interested in who is in power that the job at hand.

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    1861 Halfpenny are they having a laugh.🤣https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Great-Britain-Queen-Victoria-1861-Half-Penny-Halfpenny-1-2d-UNC-good-Lustre-LCW/163073460851?hash=item25f7ef8a73:g:frsAAOSwiHZbDx3f

    Keyboard Logger

    Whats a keyboard logger explain, please.🤔

    January 2019 Strike Your Own

    Have a nice visit and don't forget to bring us all back a few goodies as well 😁

    Encased Farthings

    What a nice example of one I do not have, very envious 😍😍 Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Encased Farthings Wanted

    Just wondering if any members have any Encased Farthings they would like to part with. I am trying my hardest to find more for the collection. Or perhaps anyone going to any coin fairs could look out for me if at all possible. Unfortunately, there are no fairs in my area and what collectors shops there are don't seem to have any. Anything considered, you can see what I have in the collection from my website link below. If any dealers on here can help get in touch, please. I am also after images of any Encased Farthing I do not have for my reference section on my website that any members are willing to share.I of course, will give you a mention. I do hope some of you can help please.
  14. Hi

    I'm interested in the 1888 groat you have listed on eBay (UIN 31693) - what's the very best you could do outside of eBay?