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Coin aquisition of the week.......

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Hi All,

Here are some of my new coins, im new to this game, so any comments would be great.. are these good coin examples ?..

Hmmm... it seems i cant upload pictures... ill try again in a while.. it worked fine the other day when i uploaded one

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I was looking for the thread called "acquisition of the week" all over the forums the other day but couldn't find it. Now I've just stumbled across it I think I will show off a few of my recent acquisitions :)

A holed Cossack penny token. A Conder I believe, in gratitude to the aid the Cossacks gave in defeating that "great thief of Europe", Napoleone Buonaparte.

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Lol a bit large, and I can't seem to be able to edit my own message..

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My latest addition. A 1823 farthing, with Roman numberal "I" instead of number 1. I purchased it from an American Dealer.

Bob C.

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Hi Bob,

Nice farthing.

Not generally known that their are two dies for this variety.

The differences are in the placement of the 3, and the

difference in height between the left trident point

relative to the X of REX.

Colin Cooke always stated that this variety was strictly 1

over an inverted 1, not Roman. I think he is correct for

the "low 3" type - which mine is. I have been waiting to

acquire the "normal 3" - your coin type, in high grade.

Can you tell if your coin is 1 over 1, or Roman?

Cool farthing

Teg

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From the adopted land of Queen Victoria's granddaughter Alexandra:

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Been searching for this since I was in Russia in 1991. Now Anastasia and Aleksey are found(see on BBC) and I have my copper 5 kopek. All is good in the world today. :D

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Teg,

I have taken a 60x pic of the "I" and it appears to be an "I" instead of a 1 over inverted one. What do you think?

Bob C.

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quote name='RLC35' date='Oct 5 2007, 08:05 PM' post='27675']

Teg,

I have taken a 60x pic of the "I" and it appears to be an "I" instead of a 1 over inverted one. What do you think?

Bob C.

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Here's my latest. AS bit on the rough side, and I probably paid over the odds - but it does help towards my EdwardI mints :rolleyes:

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HEdwardI-18r.jpg

Baile Atha Cliath? Wha? Dublin :)

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Nice one Geordie.

How many more different mints do you need to collect?

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Including Variations( like Bury's Rodert de Hadelie) & Eclesiastical issues, I need another 6 of a possible 16.

Berwick, Bury's Robert, Chester, Durham's Bishop Insula, York's Archbishop's issue & Exeter.

I suppose I should also include the Reading issue, but Spinks does not list it!

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Including Variations( like Bury's Rodert de Hadelie) & Eclesiastical issues, I need another 6 of a possible 16.

Berwick, Bury's Robert, Chester, Durham's Bishop Insula, York's Archbishop's issue & Exeter.

I suppose I should also include the Reading issue, but Spinks does not list it!

At least you are past the half way mark. Congrats.

I have never heard of Bury's Robert mint is it a rare variety?

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I shortened it! It's Robert de Hadelie. Judging from Spinks valuations it's worth twice as much as the 'Villa Sci Edmundi' issue.

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Thoughjt I'd show the series to now. Obvious room for improvements :P

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Thoughjt I'd show the series to now. Obvious room for improvements :P

Thats a neat collection, thaks for sharing it Geordie.

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Colin G, I started this topic off by posting an image containing 4 coins and asking what they were, I notice you have an interest in British Colonial Coins! this is a good clue to the 4th coin - the crowned George VI. Any guesses?

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Nae a looker, but scarcer than a Scot spending twa much.

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Nae a looker, but scarcer than a Scot spending twa much.

:D

Nice coin scottishmoney and for its type a lot of detail remaining. What’s going on in the first G on the obverse? Double struck?

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Best guess without further examination when it comes is that it is a punch error.

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Some new purchases.

1570 Cyprus (Venician) Famagusta siege bisante (benzant).

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Cyprus became an overseas colony of the Venetian Republic after it was purchased in 1489. This coin was an emergency issue minted while Famagusta was under siege by the Turks. It was to be redeemable in silver after the war. In 1571 Famagusta was captured and Cyprus became part of the Ottoman Empire.

16470. Bronze Bisante, Duby II 4; Neumann I 917; Schlumberger Tf. 8.14, F, 3.800g, 27.7mm, 225o, Farmagusta mint, 1570 A.D.; obverse CYPRIPRESSIIH PRO REG, winged lion left, 1570 below; reverse VENETOR FIDES INVI OLABILIS BISANTE 1 F, in five lines;

description taken from FORVM Ancient coins also a picture of the same type of coin on the link.

a couple of books.

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and a camare stand (hopefully be able to take better coin pics now!).

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Heres the newest coin of mine...a lovely 1865/3 penny :)

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Heres the newest coin of mine...a lovely 1865/3 penny :)

I'll have to take your word for it!

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Coins4u,

Nice penny...do you have a closeup of the 5? It would be nice to see the overdate.

Bob C.

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Coins4u,

Nice penny...do you have a closeup of the 5? It would be nice to see the overdate.

Bob C.

Sorry I cant do a closeup of the date at the moment because my scanner is not working at the moment :angry: but I will do one as soon as possible.

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