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A recent acquisition, the eye has it (Rob taught me that!) 

May be an image of money

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Bought a bit of bullion

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Nice. For your birth year Dave?

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11 minutes ago, Michael-Roo said:

Nice. For your birth year Dave?

No, it was just such a nice coin, nice fields, no nicks as is normal with bullion. It’s not something I’d normally buy, just liked the look of it all round.

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A fair assumption though I suppose as I did put aside a particularly nice one from my birth year.

I've bought lots of bullion coins over the years and, back before it became the popular form of saving it is now, you'd often get aUnc-Unc coins included in the batch. I always separated these out and keep them stored individually. Ten or so years ago Vickies and Eddies, which are now sold at a premium in VF+ condition, would be included in aUnc-Unc with any group of sovs sold as bullion.

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26 minutes ago, Michael-Roo said:

A fair assumption though I suppose as I did put aside a particularly nice one from my birth year.

I've bought lots of bullion coins over the years and, back before it became the popular form of saving it is now, you'd often get aUnc-Unc coins included in the batch. I always separated these out and keep them stored individually. Ten or so years ago Vickies and Eddies, which are now sold at a premium in VF+ condition, would be included in aUnc-Unc with any group of sovs sold as bullion.

I do want a birth year coin, but buying some bullion here and there is never a bad thing, especially with the economies the way they are just now, wish I bought earlier though

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39 minutes ago, azda said:

I do want a birth year coin, but buying some bullion here and there is never a bad thing, especially with the economies the way they are just now, wish I bought earlier though

When I was buying most you'd get four or five sovs for a grand and, as I said, aUnc-Unc old coins would be included. Now a grand won't buy you three and choice collectable coins will not feature. However, check out the five to ten year graphs, you'll still get a better return than you would from any savings account. I see the ten year interest for gold currently stands at 47.66% and fifteen years a whopping 342.79%.

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I picked up a couple of lovely young lady's the other day , I think they must be twins   VICTORIA and VICTOEIA  😊   

I'm not into Farthings much but these came up so I jumped at them .   The E in VICTOEIA is extremely clear with just the tip of the long downward arm of the R showing.

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1797 Warwickshire Birmingham Kempson’s Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: THE NEW BRASS WORKS 1796

Reverse: P. KEMPSON . MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c BIRMINGHAM

Edge: Plain

Part of Peter Kempson’s “Birmingham Building” token series, made to sell to collectors.

D&H 203

Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187)

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5 minutes ago, Paulus said:

Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187

A lovely example, please post the final one when you acquire it 

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9 hours ago, terrysoldpennies said:

I picked up a couple of lovely young lady's the other day , I think they must be twins   VICTORIA and VICTOEIA  😊   

I'm not into Farthings much but these came up so I jumped at them .   The E in VICTOEIA is extremely clear with just the tip of the long downward arm of the R showing.

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Lovely coins the VICTOEIA is not a really hard variety to find but its a slightly scarcer date so collectors want both which pushes up the prices

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6 hours ago, Paulus said:

1797 Warwickshire Birmingham Kempson’s Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: THE NEW BRASS WORKS 1796

Reverse: P. KEMPSON . MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c BIRMINGHAM

Edge: Plain

Part of Peter Kempson’s “Birmingham Building” token series, made to sell to collectors.

D&H 203

Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187)

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Very nice, wish you have the final piece of puzzle soon, good luck.

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Not quite a coin purchase, but nearly!

Can’t believe I sold this book, thinking that’s it, only to buy the same book again around 1 year later!

Absolutely hopeless! Only reprieve is it’s the updated Memorial Edition! Very happy about that!

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2 hours ago, Coinery said:

Not quite a coin purchase, but nearly!

Can’t believe I sold this book, thinking that’s it, only to buy the same book again around 1 year later!

Absolutely hopeless! Only reprieve is it’s the updated Memorial Edition! Very happy about that!

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Didn't realise there was an updated version. What's new? P.s, NEVER sell your books again ;)

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My recent St James purchase just landed, pleased to say the import duty cost less than the import duty I paid on a £19 calendar at Christmas last year, that cost me €10 whereas the duty on a £400 coin cost €7.96 

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4 hours ago, azda said:

My recent St James purchase just landed, pleased to say the import duty cost less than the import duty I paid on a £19 calendar at Christmas last year, that cost me €10 whereas the duty on a £400 coin cost €7.96 

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Lovely 1885 florin, it looks better than picture at St James, great buy.  

One question re the import duty, what if bringing coins in person to UK, how the custom officer assess value of the predecimal coin n levy the tax?  Solely on self declared value?

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4 hours ago, Bruce said:

Lovely 1885 florin, it looks better than picture at St James, great buy.  

One question re the import duty, what if bringing coins in person to UK, how the custom officer assess value of the predecimal coin n levy the tax?  Solely on self declared value?

I’ve no idea, I’ve never brought any through British customs as yet.

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I got this the other week - must day the picture doesn’t do it justice - lustre top notch with a better obverse I will try to send to Richard for help. 

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Newly acquired
1643 Halfcrown Oxford, Briot Style Horseman, Oxford Plume in field
S. 2964 N. 2420 Bull 607/29 (this coin)
14.88g
Provenance
Bt MH Coins May 2022
Ex Maurice Bull, plate coin for 607/29
Ex Mark Rasmussen list 20/56, 2010
Ex Colin Adams 189 (£400) Spink 177,2005
Ex V.J.E. Ryan 1244 (£3), 1952
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13 minutes ago, Paulus said:
Newly acquired
1643 Halfcrown Oxford, Briot Style Horseman, Oxford Plume in field
S. 2964 N. 2420 Bull 607/29 (this coin)
14.88g
Provenance
Bt MH Coins May 2022
Ex Maurice Bull, plate coin for 607/29
Ex Mark Rasmussen list 20/56, 2010
Ex Colin Adams 189 (£400) Spink 177,2005
Ex V.J.E. Ryan 1244 (£3), 1952
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Proper Hammered man, now, Paulus :)

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2 minutes ago, Coinery said:

Proper Hammered man, now, Paulus :)

Limiting myself to Charles I halfcrowns so as not to get spread too thin Stu! 

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19 minutes ago, Paulus said:

Limiting myself to Charles I halfcrowns so as not to get spread too thin Stu! 

Very sensible! Takes a lifetime of collecting to find a sweet spot!

Such an historically interesting period too!

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13 hours ago, Coinery said:

Very sensible! Takes a lifetime of collecting to find a sweet spot!

Such an historically interesting period too!

Exactly! I've amassed 29 of the blighters now, all very different ...

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On 5/28/2022 at 10:01 AM, Paulus said:

Exactly! I've amassed 29 of the blighters now, all very different ...

29 and choice judging from the ones you posted. That's enough to make a decent montage image. 

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On 5/27/2022 at 7:42 PM, Paulus said:
 
Ex V.J.E. Ryan 1244 (£3), 1952
 

£3 in 1952 is under £70 in today's money. What a fine investment.

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