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7 hours ago, Martinminerva said:

Never really understood why the proof 1927 florin and threepence command such a premium (you won't get a decent one for under £100) over the sixpence and shilling and, to a lesser extent, the halfcrown, when all the mintages are the same? These latter 3 you can usually get for between 30 and 50 pounds, maybe a bit more for the halfcrown. Is it because there are 1927 currency specimens, albeit of a different design in the case of the sixpence and halfcrown, and so date collectors are already catered for, perhaps?

Just a thought...

I think you're right. The 1927 proofs fall into 3 categories:

  • denominations only occurring as proofs (florin, 3d)
  • a different design from the currency denominations (6d, 2/6)
  • the shilling

(I've omitted the crown which is something of a special case).

The first group command the highest prices, then the halfcrown (size and popularity), while the sixpence price suffers a bit from the fate of all small coins. In that respect, the fact they all have the same mintage is not really relevant.

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3 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

I think you're right. The 1927 proofs fall into 3 categories:

  • denominations only occurring as proofs (florin, 3d)
  • a different design from the currency denominations (6d, 2/6)
  • the shilling

(I've omitted the crown which is something of a special case).

The first group command the highest prices, then the halfcrown (size and popularity), while the sixpence price suffers a bit from the fate of all small coins. In that respect, the fact they all have the same mintage is not really relevant.

These set have been very prone to being split up for gain since they were minted , in fact I am sure around %50  have been broken up over the years

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What peckris said is it i personally think, i started in 2013 collecting and wanted all copper+silver dates from 1900-1970   so had to get the  1927 3d and florin proof to complete this goal

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I have always been a type collector but have been working on my first date run: sterling silver halfcrowns of George V. Just got this one. Will take my time with the 1913 and 1918 remaining. 

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3 hours ago, Sword said:

I have always been a type collector but have been working on my first date run: sterling silver halfcrowns of George V. Just got this one. Will take my time with the 1913 and 1918 remaining.

Nice. You won't have much trouble with a 1918, but as you probably already know, 1913 is the 'key date' in this series. Expect to pay nearer to £200 for a really top one, though you should be able to find EF for less than £100. In VF they are relatively easy.

For example:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255021337727?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3b6074cc7f:g:smkAAOSwvuRgzKdu&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSg3Ye8yTWgOW7pmE1t838ds6xaf4qHERs7uV%2Blw%2BJwaPS2IrSi6Y8Zr2fQ35Q4eogDMhexjrrQtysurJjix9tAfLWAZ1knBxAhmKRcCdMBj0XZTSlJSSLcfnYuULu9qX99rDcLFtiY3JcL3NZwoRSYjbe9GtLPfB0eFhohj%2BSWit%2FPtYuME%2Fh%2B%2Bu1Sv0ScsZaIJiEWDi93SFsQdT%2B0cShaCuqQLXJtGjPo0zOlE5k4ann7BV40QUi6nL58NWQD8uHdhpp1nG0lee3ITly1mRHWezo8o4AFUh9YX28F%2F3DlWSqm%2B1w0ccD14JPBK1fgeJlCjYvGVmsxaNQWjX9k9gys27P5NOpY3g1wgV%2Bzlgc313B5xmPR5cNqiIyJwratQ%2BBbD1RULZT8q8XaChGEJtrmr4M34QOraBlddMeiG5quVeuUzC0G2UTKCcrn7GFKJxApsAFkX5bSLhCz1pGm8GuzBb%2F9w2rbyB8kjZ%2BK46HpmoPOAXjPnO2Wx5xPR31xFg7dH2pw1m3P8WkZ%2FECEwxFbPNHX0x%2FgDSWHId%2FRBMGSOUkK3EJ9EsPUYMSI%2BchDV6GfNBMEYtO5r6QwkpSamqWOX6tlkPDqBDOcugzm4kE1SW7vEwO%2FXHRbuTxqgBxDttgsRXFT0eagmoL4MToiAGThiMulmo8oPCzGvZn5EpC2K4r5KAou1zlka8xNidVC4%2BuApjV3u%2Fqwo5TXmCT1kK7h2Z8yLunaj2wx7auw4oPjEbeavoyjJaCCNeyDucQm9GrzOCHZxnt5xaBE9y1n3vxoBPmg9jbGjxwFlUWnzEpacZ%2BzNebfkm%2BvKE9FGADT%2F%2FO|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524

(Why are some eBay links so bl00dy long??)

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That's a nice 1914, good ear ...

I'm pretty much the same, a type collector on everything apart from Georve V sterling silver, where I', going for a date run on all silver denominations

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15 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Nice. You won't have much trouble with a 1918, but as you probably already know, 1913 is the 'key date' in this series. Expect to pay nearer to £200 for a really top one, though you should be able to find EF for less than £100. In VF they are relatively easy.

An unc 1913 that's also well struck is tricky. But the process of finding one is part of the fun.

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On 6/20/2021 at 8:52 AM, Sword said:

An unc 1913 that's also well struck is tricky. But the process of finding one is part of the fun.

Shouldn't be too hard? It was when the mintages shot up from 1914 that overuse of dies became a big problem (for collectors).

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Reasonably decent 1918 Florin upgrade picked up cheap the other day:

 

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It's very quiet in here! Here are a few recent purchases:

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That's one I don't have - a decent Geo IV Wyon "fantasy portrait" farthing, only the early "Georgie Porgie" type.

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32 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

That's one I don't have - a decent Geo IV Wyon "fantasy portrait" farthing, only the early "Georgie Porgie" type.

Me neither (well not in a grade/eye appeal I would share!)

Just got the earlier IIII example, a keeper though ...

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For PCGS read NGC.... what get for posting in a rush!

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This is my type 2 1826 farthing - not too bad and picked up cheap in a job lot:

 

1826 type 2 F 1-side.JPG

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Another dip into Hammered coinage for me. Weakly struck but with a stunning tone to it in hand:

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Trying to collect 1 example of a coronation model for each monarch Charles I to Victoria ('proper' monarchs only, not wives of kings!).
Just James II, George III and Victoria to find.
My latest (George II) arrived yesterday
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I picked up these two fractional farthings as upgrades yesterday - swapped for some Roman pieces I had spare:

 

1839 QF 1-side.JPG

1884 ThdF 1-side.JPG

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My latest. Half Sovereign

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