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Hmmmmm on the ipad its my avtar yet on the iphone i have your broken shilling Rob. Check my uploaded picture. Must due too the New Year :D

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15 minutes ago, azda said:

Hmmmmm on the ipad its my avtar yet on the iphone i have your broken shilling Rob. Check my uploaded picture. Must due too the New Year :D

Ayephone = iFault :)

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Full or not .... very nice shilling.

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= pain in the arse

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2 hours ago, Paulus said:

Cross calvary over lis?

Out of interest, what weight is it Dave?

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11 minutes ago, TomGoodheart said:

Out of interest, what weight is it Dave?

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Well if the seller is correct it won't be a lightweight issue. 5.90g

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23 minutes ago, azda said:

Well if the seller is correct it won't be a lightweight issue. 5.90g

Well, that's good then!  In that Bob Lyall told me he is of the opinion that full weight shillings with the Cross Calvary over Lis mint mark are very much rarer than their lightweight counterparts.

See Lot 390 in the Nov DNW sale for comparison!

 

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11 minutes ago, TomGoodheart said:

Well, that's good then!  In that Bob Lyall told me he is of the opinion that full weight shillings with the Cross Calvary over Lis mint mark are very much rarer than their lightweight counterparts.

See Lot 390 in the Nov DNW sale for comparison!

 

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Just read it, yet went unsold ^_^

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I think Dave's looks a bit better than Lot 390.  And nicer than my example (which I bought from RL some years ago and was ex Dolphin coins)  

And I see a touch of red over the H or CHRISTO.  A bit of felt or ..?  Whatever, a good buy I'd say.

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The bit of red could be from the background felt? When pictured

Will investigate when it arrives home

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My latest acquisition a 1920 deep relief halfcrown which seems to be a reasonable example of this type given some of the samples on offer. img800.thumb.jpg.330e852549e9d96709e3717img799.thumb.jpg.31e45dec78fcf5ad024cffa

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My recent purchase (= Christmas present). Ex St Jame's Auction 18, Lot 226, September 2011 and currently housed in an NGC holder.
Is anybody else on this forum keen on YH Victorian halfcrowns ?
Happy New Year, everybody!

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Im quite a fan of the young head HC's got a '74 '83 and '87, not quite the early young heads but ones that don't break the bank :)

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OK, I admit that I am a fan of Young Head HCs and all the other silver bits.....Especially the currency versions. No"hypervarietals" although still need to get that 1876/5.

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Heres our most recent acquisition, one of my favourite type of coins. 

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58 minutes ago, mhcoins said:

Heres our most recent acquisition, one of my favourite type of coins. 

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Very nice!  Terrific portrait.   :D

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1 hour ago, mhcoins said:

Heres our most recent acquisition, one of my favourite type of coins. 

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Very nice coin !!! can you post also the other face ? 

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This is the obverse

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sorry meant reverse

 

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3 hours ago, mhcoins said:

Heres our most recent acquisition, one of my favourite type of coins. 

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Lovely coin .... both obverse and reverse.

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Wonder why they called them 'unites' and not pounds or sovereigns ... was this something to do with James I's desire to unite England and Scotland?

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3 hours ago, Paulus said:

Wonder why they called them 'unites' and not pounds or sovereigns ... was this something to do with James I's desire to unite England and Scotland?

Yes. Prior to James they were called pounds, but the new coinage saw the addition of the rampant lion of Scotland, hence the term unite.  Renaming the pound was also a political slogan in a way.

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