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

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These may be ten-a-penny for all I know but I have just acquired it and rather like it!

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Paulus, lovely medal there. I like many that came from this exposition. I believe the designer is McMillan who was at the RM and did a series including the ""Peace" crown for the 1927 new coinage of silver...Yikes, it is late here so no doubt Rob can correct me.LOL

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Another gap filled in my Edward VII Sixpence date run. Only need to find a 1902 proof to complete this series.

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The features of this 2009 Lady liberty was puzzling me as to where i’d Seen it before, then I realised 

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On 22 June 2019 at 4:08 PM, azda said:

The features of this 2009 Lady liberty was puzzling me as to where i’d Seen it before, then I realised 

Ja! Ja! Though I had to Bink a few times to see it...

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My Latest Halfcrown. Probably one of the more common dates but I didn't have one until now.

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On 6/26/2019 at 12:39 PM, ozjohn said:

My Latest Halfcrown. Probably one of the more common dates but I didn't have one until now.

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Seems to be the season for acquiring YH Half Crowns, I got my first decent one the other week, as did @Nonmortuus

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Another upgrade to my brass threepences. Not an easy one to find in this condition. I would grade this as BU but with a slight flan flaw on the obv. what are your thoughts on this, please.

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I'd rather defer to the experienced guys we have here who will give you an honest opinion bu it'snot BU and a few bag marks and edge knocks rather than flan flaws? - smidge of friction to ear maybe? That would knock it down from UNC by a grade. It's a good example though for the year as far as I can tell. 

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10 hours ago, UPINSMOKE said:

Another upgrade to my brass threepences. Not an easy one to find in this condition. I would grade this as BU but with a slight flan flaw on the obv. what are your thoughts on this, please.

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It seems to be Unc for sure. Whether BU or not depends on if your picture gives an accurate view of the lustre - it may not which is why some may rate it as not BU 

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8 hours ago, damian1986 said:

I'm seeing demons in everything at the minute 😄

That makes a change from lions and lambs :lol:

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Went to see Pete he's a decent bloke! and picked a few decent bits up off him. Don't know if I could really do better than the 1934 and for some sadistic reason I chose that as my wanted example for the 5th Freeman obverse, and the halfpenny is 'kin glowing with lustre and can't get a decent photo. A few more boxes ticked off. 

Sat here, melting, trying to understand the reference to lions and lambs 🙄 I'll assume that speaks to my naivety 😅

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4 hours ago, damian1986 said:

Sat here, melting, trying to understand the reference to lions and lambs 🙄 I'll assume that speaks to my naivety 😅

 

Not at all - you may not have encountered our friend who was here for a while, but developed what can only be described as an 'interesting' theory that the Mint somehow watermarked coins with effigies of lion heads and / or lambs, and that these can be detected using various detection methods and equipment. Or was it all a bizarre dream I had after consuming a too-strong curry one evening?

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48 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

Not at all - you may not have encountered our friend who was here for a while, but developed what can only be described as an 'interesting' theory that the Mint somehow watermarked coins with effigies of lion heads and / or lambs, and that these can be detected using various detection methods and equipment. Or was it all a bizarre dream I had after consuming a too-strong curry one evening?

A part of me wanted to believe. 

Reminds me, whatever happened to the chap who was going to detect on an old property where a coin collection was reputedly buried?

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

Not at all - you may not have encountered our friend who was here for a while, but developed what can only be described as an 'interesting' theory that the Mint somehow watermarked coins with effigies of lion heads and / or lambs, and that these can be detected using various detection methods and equipment. Or was it all a bizarre dream I had after consuming a too-strong curry one evening?

Oh I just dug this out didn't see the thread at the time 🧐 you pay a premium for lion over sideways lamb? 

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15 hours ago, damian1986 said:

Oh I just dug this out didn't see the thread at the time 🧐 you pay a premium for lion over sideways lamb? 

No, only sideways Portcullis

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Not sure how many boats this will float 😆 This is number 11 out of 40 wanted for the hammered copper farthings (covering types). Provenance always a win. But where are the remaining 29 coming from :rolleyes: 😆

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Nice 1883 scarce date farthing in a/unc condition good lustre

It has however a great big fingerprint on the reverse making a £80 coin into something worth around £30 or so , funny enough it does not show up very well on the scan but looks very out of place in my coin box , I will have to get an upgrade.At  least it should sell well on the bay

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