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It did fit in the original shipping box, but that was a bit bulky.  US Mint has gone cheap with their wooden boxes that hold the better gold and platinum/palladium coins IMO since this 2009 coin.

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24 minutes ago, VickySilver said:

It did fit in the original shipping box, but that was a bit bulky.  US Mint has gone cheap with their wooden boxes that hold the better gold and platinum/palladium coins IMO since this 2009 coin.

The box is similar to the RM boxes they use on the proof Gold, it’s a heck of a size for the coin.

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Another type box ticked. 1887 Jubilee Head Half Sovereign, CGS 80. The pictures don't do it justice.

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1 hour ago, Nonmortuus said:

Another type box ticked. 1887 Jubilee Head Half Sovereign, CGS 80. The pictures don't do it justice.

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Gorgeous, Non! 

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9 hours ago, Coinery said:

Gorgeous, Non! 

Thanks! I have been after one for about 5 months so was happy to pick this up. Still plenty of gaps to fill though!

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Another newbie.... not the highest grade but has eye appeal and my first Charles 1st coin, Half Groat

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Can anyone confirm the mint mark please? The seller had it down as Charles I, 1625-49, Halfgroat, Class 3a2-3 with inner circles on both sides, S.2832, 16 mm in diameter, 0.9 gram. Thanks

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Newbie (farthing) - last two Is in IIII struck over II

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This covers a few things for me 

  • Penny denomination 
  • Anglesey
  • Hancock as diesinker, though he is associated with 29 designs in the commercial token coinage I figured it would be useful to have at least one of each of the Hancock and Wilson druid obverses
  • Parys Mine Company as manufacturer

Fat piece of copper.

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As these go? That sir, is a corker. I'd gladly pop across the water to Liverpool and exchange it for a regal penny on demand.

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A nice coin from Rob at the weekend. 

So:

(a) it's got good provenance in Nicholson and

(b) after that, it lived in a considered halfpenny collection as the example for the type 

Context. They are the sorts of things that scream out pull the trigger, even when there are other nice / needed things available - aside from rarity I think this qualifies as about the best metric for prioritising purchases. 

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2 hours ago, damian1986 said:

This covers a few things for me 

  • Penny denomination 
  • Anglesey
  • Hancock as diesinker, though he is associated with 29 designs in the commercial token coinage I figured it would be useful to have at least one of each of the Hancock and Wilson druid obverses
  • Parys Mine Company as manufacturer

Fat piece of copper.

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A common token but a damn fine example.

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

A common token but a damn fine example.

Thanks Peckris (now #2 - been a while for me here...)

I didn't think it was a common token to be honest. It was sold as "rare", so I tried to gauge that. 

There were two examples in the David Griffiths collection (DNW 2014) described rare; the first full-weight 18th century trade token and a couple in Baldwin's basement sales (61 part 1 and another I've lost the reference to) described as rare (one bundled with DH252c, which was described very rare, if that's a useful point of reference). Rated R (single-R) in Dalton & Hamer. 

Course me finding a few quite easily says they're not all that rare but I haven't been able to find lower grade pieces to gauge 'rare in this grade' or 'rare full stop'. 

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Certainly listed as ‘R’ in D&H, rather than ‘C’ or ‘RR’ or ‘RRR’,  but of course there are so many varieties of Anglesey halfpennies that they do seem common generically. Yours is a very nice example.

Jerry

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11 minutes ago, jelida said:

Certainly listed as ‘R’ in D&H, rather than ‘C’ or ‘RR’ or ‘RRR’,  but of course there are so many varieties of Anglesey halfpennies that they do seem common generically. Yours is a very nice example.

Jerry

Yes, I was talking of Anglesey ha'pennies generically, not specific varieties.

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Damian's coin is an Anglesey penny, not half penny.

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1 hour ago, Michael-Roo said:

 

Damian's coin is an Anglesey penny, not half penny.

Oops, that’s my error. But the D&H reference provided does of course refer to the penny, and the rarity estimates quoted are correct. 

Jerry

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Newbie. Finally nabbed me one of these elephant jobbies (a crown). Wasn't particularly after the RE.X variety but beggars can't be choosers!

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Here's the Wilson obverse to accompany the Hancock example previously posted. The edge being plain I don't think this specific type ever saw circulation. But that's ok 😊

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I have already registered my approval. :)

 

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