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OK, you fellows are putting me into coin withdrawal as I did not bid. I love late pre-decimal coinage as well, and that is a very nice 1923 6d there. Wonder why there were evidently no copper-nickel fellows to the 3d and 1/- patterns of that year?

On a separate note, the 1862 is a rare date but in my experience not prohibitively so except in absolute top grade. Still fun to have these in any grade however.

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Which 1925 was it? Despite the closeness of the Spink values, in my experience the first (thin rim) type is much scarcer especially in top grade.

I agree, Peck. Ratio of 17/3 have passed through my hands, 17 broad, three narrow.

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Got this today.

Very nice. Like the Thaler too although I don't know enough about them to be properly appreciative.

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Which 1925 was it? Despite the closeness of the Spink values, in my experience the first (thin rim) type is much scarcer especially in top grade.

I agree, Peck. Ratio of 17/3 have passed through my hands, 17 broad, three narrow.
I really like your stats, Declan, they've popped up a few times. I really wish I'd been in a place to be as organised, the statistical opportunities I've missed already! :(

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Which 1925 was it? Despite the closeness of the Spink values, in my experience the first (thin rim) type is much scarcer especially in top grade.

I agree, Peck. Ratio of 17/3 have passed through my hands, 17 broad, three narrow.
I really like your stats, Declan, they've popped up a few times. I really wish I'd been in a place to be as organised, the statistical opportunities I've missed already! :(

My own "Sales" database would record that information, but I never sold enough 1925 sixpences to make it statistically significant. Declan has, and his stats seem to bear out what I've long suspected.

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Couldn't resist this one :) Watch chain with a contemporary counterfeit 1816 shilling (variation F601o_F601r)
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Been on a bit of a run :):(

Food poisoning from cockles I had on Saturday and have managed to lose 10lbs.

However not all is wasted as I picked up from my preferred US dealer a 1771 B and type 2 1773 farthing in VF (at least).

I have just secured an UNC 1953 2+a farthing as well.

Total outlay £62 :) delivered.

The only one I need was the 53.

But the other 2 should pay for the creams and tablets :unsure:

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Been on a bit of a run :):(

Food poisoning from cockles I had on Saturday and have managed to lose 10lbs.

However not all is wasted as I picked up from my preferred US dealer a 1771 B and type 2 1773 farthing in VF (at least).

I have just secured an UNC 1953 2+a farthing as well.

Total outlay £62 :) delivered.

The only one I need was the 53.

But the other 2 should pay for the creams and tablets :unsure:

Wow, that IS a long way to run - I'm surprised you only lost 10 lbs :D

I have the proof 1953 2+A, but not sure I've ever seen the currency version?

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Both are rare but the currency takes it in the rarity factor.

All of those 53's that I have checked over the years is a thing of the past. :)

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I did have one, in high grade - maybe not full UNC but certainly gEF or aUNC. Gone now, but I'm not neurotic about gaps anymore.

No really, I'm not. I'm not!

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The obverse on the 53 2a is always a weak strike.

Once a micro variety collector always a micro variety collector. :ph34r:

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some Indian stuff

Native states - Bundi Rupee, Edward VII cost me £12. but slisted weight at varying weights of silver 10.6-10.7g quoted.

don't know the date on these, or where it actually is, all i know is it is a nice lump of Hammered Silver.

£2

larger Indian temple token, probably about crown sized Procession of seven Rishis on one side, and simlar to one side of the below, I have no idea if it is silver or not though, seems to be very few with the design.

£1

regular sized temple token.

Ramatanka Temple , Lord Ramas Coronation ceremony - slightly differant to others I have seen.

but the dates they were used matches the Rupee, 19th-20th century and they were recycled so probably 19th century Examples.

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My first milled half-sovereign counterfeit :D It's fairly crude so I think it may have been produced by the same engraver as the group E shillings.
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My first milled half-sovereign counterfeit :D It's fairly crude so I think it may have been produced by the same engraver as the group E shillings.

half-sovereign_counterfeit_1817_zps16ae2

Nice!

Do you lead/display your collection of counterfeit types with a decent-grade, genuine, example of the coin?

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My first milled half-sovereign counterfeit :D It's fairly crude so I think it may have been produced by the same engraver as the group E shillings.

half-sovereign_counterfeit_1817_zps16ae2

Nice!

Do you lead/display your collection of counterfeit types with a decent-grade, genuine, example of the coin?

Unfortunately I can't afford to collect both counterfeits and the genuine coins in high grade :( So for the genuine I buy one from time to time and scans it for the archive and in order to use the scans on my web page at a later time.

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Another not-a-coin for me. Officially speaking I won't know about this until Christmas day, but another addition to the library:

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Mostly for the Grant Francis article classifying the Tower shillings of Charles I, although really it's all pretty interesting stuff.

Yeah, I have the digital version in pdf. already. But I do prefer physical books I can make notes in!

:D

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Well, spent $30 on the 'Bay and got 3 examples of coins:

$15 for a 1707 Anne halfcrown (holed)

$8 for a 1711 Anne 6d

$3 for a holed George I silver 1d (I think this is going on my keyring!)

Plus $4 for shipping.

Pics from eBay here:

http://imgur.com/a/gGIUC

Plus the 6d obverse that didn't upload

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Nothing too exciting, but I figured it wasn't a bad deal for $30.

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I like the idea of the key ring giving George a second life.

The 6d & 2/6d are pieces i bet will always remain your collection :)

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Not for me I'm afraid. They are not pieces I would enjoy owning even at $30.

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Not for me I'm afraid. They are not pieces I would enjoy owning even at $30.

All kinds of budgets on here, Jaggy, and thankfully too! I always think of the number of rarities and varieties, which would have long since disappeared and be unavailable for numismatic study, but for the likes of people like Scott & GL (for example)! :)

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