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mick1271 last won the day on November 22 2020

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  1. I had noticed that , but put it down to wear as it has been through the wars a bit.Interesting to know that it is a known anomaly .It was worse than that , but some acetone took the worse of the gunk off .
  2. Not quite an acquisition of the week , but another one that was in the bulk lot that threw up the F28 earlier in the year . 1831 W.W Penny .Not the prettiest (especially the reverse) ,but it fills a gap, that would probably have never been filled .
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    2021 Unc set mystery

    I didn't know they were issuing one with the 1969 obverse. I bought a Bunc one because of the design and theme . Not the sort of thing I normally go for , but I do hang onto any commemorative coins I get in my change (few and far between nowadays)
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    1818 George III halfcrown

    There is a lot of 1818 fakes .They are good ,but they all have a couple of things in common .A broken garter belt at PENSE and a dink on the forehead . Yours have neither , so looks alright .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    I saw that one .Yeh ,it is a bit more than I would be willing to pay .There is a low grade one in a mixed lot , but ,I don't fancy bidding on a lot just for one coin that might be lower grade than I would be happy with . I will get them eventually (in a grade and price I am happy with) ,might just take a while .
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I know nothing about these sort of things , but apart from it being highly overpriced , it also looks like a really poor fake .
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    1837 and 1845 pennies

    Looking for a couple to complete my date run. Not looking for anything great .Fair to fine will do .As long as they are not holed , polished or corroded .
  8. While I was on . A wee bit of de-lamination on this one .
  9. I saw that one .Put a bid of a couple of quid on it just so I could get a closer look (if I won it) .
  10. I had a 1974 or possibly 75 proof set with a flyer from the mint advertising the 1970 proof set for sale . So they were still selling ,if not minting them a few years later .I am sure I read somewhere that they started minting them after the 1971 proof set was issued , and kept minting them while demand lasted .
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    1875 F79 Penny

    They are easy to spot , even in poor condition (as long as the exergue and the sea level is visible , it creates an unbroken band straight across the coin) .My one can only be described as very poor but it is easily identifiable .There always seems to be a couple of equally poor condition ones on ebay , when I look to see if I can find an upgrade .
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    That should be a video of a Sparrowhawk with a pigeon , but I don't seem to be able to add it .
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    Yes definitely a Kestrel . They used to be extremely common , but I see more Sparrowhawks than Kestrels nowadays .Starting to make a comeback .