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The enigmatic 1642 Charles I Exeter Mint Halfcrown. 

Ex Lingford and coin number 8 listed in D. Liddell & A. Rayner's study of this issue from their BNJ article.

 

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and here's the reverse 

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30 minutes ago, mhcoins said:

The enigmatic 1642 Charles I Exeter Mint Halfcrown. 

 Ex Lingford and coin number 8 listed in D. Liddell & A. Rayner's study of this issue from their BNJ article.

Lovely coin👍🏽

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18 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Very hard to get decent 1806 halfpennies, which are ultra common in lower grades. FWIW I'd have looked for something better than that, and I ended up paying well over book price for a good strike. Not so much lustre as that one, but a far crisper strike.

It was an absolute bargain 😉

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Just arrived from the recent auction by Lacy Scott & Knight. Unfortunately I have some problems to take decent pictures. 

Victoria, Sovereign 1874 Melbourne.

Marsh 70

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Just landed (sixpence)

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wow nice reverse

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14 hours ago, copper123 said:

wow nice reverse

said the numismatist to the actress

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24 minutes ago, Diaconis said:

said the numismatist to the actress

Surely, it was 'great bust.'

 

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1 hour ago, DaveG38 said:

Surely, it was 'great bust.'

 

Dave,

Surely that's a term that a Bishop could also use, however only a numismatist might use the term 'reverse' when alluding to the backside of the actress.

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William II type 5 of Romney. GOLD ON RIIMNE. ex Lawrence, Roth, Drabble & Lockett

It came with a ticket that noted ex Stacks 1969, but wasn't in either of the two sales that year listed as having world silver - Illinois (16/5/1969) and Emmons (19/9/1969). If anyone has any other Stacks lists or catalogues for 1969, could they please do me a favour and check as this coin was unique until a second was dug up just over 20 years ago, so any reference as per the above description will be to this coin. Thanks.

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6 hours ago, DaveG38 said:

Surely, it was 'great bust.'

 

Are you into rims?

 

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Ooooo! Matron!

 

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4 hours ago, Paddy said:

Ooooo! Matron!

 

She's really  minted!

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19 hours ago, Rob said:

William II type 5 of Romney. GOLD ON RIIMNE. ex Lawrence, Roth, Drabble & Lockett

It came with a ticket that noted ex Stacks 1969, but wasn't in either of the two sales that year listed as having world silver - Illinois (16/5/1969) and Emmons (19/9/1969). If anyone has any other Stacks lists or catalogues for 1969, could they please do me a favour and check as this coin was unique until a second was dug up just over 20 years ago, so any reference as per the above description will be to this coin. Thanks.

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Beautiful coin ! Unfortunately I can't help you. Maybe is it possible that this piece was bought directly from Stack's shop ? 

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29 minutes ago, Matteo95 said:

Beautiful coin ! Unfortunately I can't help you. Maybe is it possible that this piece was bought directly from Stack's shop ? 

It's quite possible that it was bought from the shop. I was hoping for some documentary evidence, but it isn't necessarily available.

I had mentally allocated a William I profile left penny to tick the Romney box as this would be the easiest type for the mint, but prices have appreciated for decent examples of this type in the past few years such that this didn't cost much more than a profile left, whilst still obtaining a rare mint for the reign for which you pay little premium. The quality of strike falls off a cliff after the profile issue of W2 with progressively mushier detail as time goes on. A well struck type 5 is definitely worth a premium whatever the mint.

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On 7/8/2020 at 9:09 AM, Rob said:

William II type 5 of Romney. GOLD ON RIIMNE. ex Lawrence, Roth, Drabble & Lockett

It came with a ticket that noted ex Stacks 1969, but wasn't in either of the two sales that year listed as having world silver - Illinois (16/5/1969) and Emmons (19/9/1969). If anyone has any other Stacks lists or catalogues for 1969, could they please do me a favour and check as this coin was unique until a second was dug up just over 20 years ago, so any reference as per the above description will be to this coin. Thanks.

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Stacks had a foreign coin division called Coin Galleries... perhaps it was sold by them and not Stacks directly...

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46 minutes ago, Bronze & Copper Collector said:

Stacks had a foreign coin division called Coin Galleries... perhaps it was sold by them and not Stacks directly...

Thanks. That's a route worth trying. Hope springs eternal. :)

Edited to add: Anyone with the Numismatic Review vol.10 nos. 1-6 or Coin Galleries sale 28 (26/3/69) or 29 (25/11/69)? Thanks.

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couldn't post links so had to screenshot

The Numismatic reviews are also there but couldn't see a mention

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Latest addition to my sixpence type collection, only mid grade but quite attractive and scarce

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I agree, very attractive. Was it the no die number status that attracted you?

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34 minutes ago, VickySilver said:

I agree, very attractive. Was it the no die number status that attracted you?

Yes, it's a type (based on Spink and Bull / ESC classification) that I didn't have - 5 types of young head sixpence as far as I'm concerned, I'm just missing the 1 type now 

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My latest acquisition from Colin Cooke a 1911 circulation florin. The first coin. Underneath is the one I had  in my collection. I've found it difficult to obtain high grade circulation coins  for this year are very hard to obtain while there are plenty of proofs. I think the one I have just received is a definite improvement with the milled edge almost perfect but that's not to say the original one I had was a bad coin and I will keep it. I know it may seem strange referring  to the edge but I think it is a very good guide to grading these coins given the light strikes that are common for this series.

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