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My latest acquisition NGC MS 63 1924 Halfcrown. It looks much better in the hand with reasonable luster.   .

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Nice specimen! It would be good if you can get rid of some of the scratches on the slab to see it better. 

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I think the camera focused om the slab but the depth of field  showed a good image of coin as well. The photos were taken by the Coin King  who kindly obliged as my photos were worse.

Slabbed coin pictures are difficult at the best of times and I thank the Coin King as his photos are much better than the ones I took.

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Yes, he does take decent photos. Brought from him many times in the past.

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Very nice toning there Sir! I haven't bought any collector silver for quite some time & the few I have gotten in recent years from Spink auctions are really unpleasant with far too much "improvement" by prior owners - hope NOT Spink themselves. Most of the improvements appear to be from a while back.

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This just arrived. Not the best condition, but exciting for me because I believe it to be Bull 3766, which I have found much more difficult to find than 3765. Plus it wasn't expensive!

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A 1920 florin graded at AU 58, IMO over graded. However it does give an idea of the strike quality of the time even though it's a deep cut example whereas your coin looks to be struck with the recut  die. Given the strike quality at the time your coin looks like a pretty good example.

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9 hours ago, ozjohn said:

A 1920 florin graded at AU 58, IMO over graded. However it does give an idea of the strike quality of the time even though it's a deep cut example whereas your coin looks to be struck with the recut  die. Given the strike quality at the time your coin looks like a pretty good example.

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I'd say only very slightly overgraded - most of the weaknesses are due to the strike (especially the lions at 12 oclock) rather than circulation.

Yes, it's the 1911-20 obverse whereas David's is the 1920-26 shallow portrait. The lack of hair detail on his is not due to the quality of the strike, but to the new die which attempted to reduce reverse 'ghosting'. It's therefore notoriously difficult to find top grade examples of those due to the fact of the hair wearing almost as soon as they left the Mint.

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15 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

I'd say only very slightly overgraded - most of the weaknesses are due to the strike (especially the lions at 12 oclock) rather than circulation.

Yes, it's the 1911-20 obverse whereas David's is the 1920-26 shallow portrait. The lack of hair detail on his is not due to the quality of the strike, but to the new die which attempted to reduce reverse 'ghosting'. It's therefore notoriously difficult to find top grade examples of those due to the fact of the hair wearing almost as soon as they left the Mint.

Alopecia Semiargentitis?

 

 

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20 hours ago, david.bordeaux said:

This just arrived. Not the best condition, but exciting for me because I believe it to be Bull 3766, which I have found much more difficult to find than 3765. Plus it wasn't expensive!

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Yes, agree with you n this obverse seems a bit difficult than another one.  Nice acquisition.

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been dabbling on and off, not bought much recenly, and forgot about the site for a long time, found plenty of exciting things, not bought much in the past 12 months (few edward Ist), have been going through variants or my pennies, and decided to see if I could tick a few off, was looking for 1908s... and found a 8 coin worn penny lot on ebay.... and landed this instead

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7 hours ago, scott said:

been dabbling on and off, not bought much recenly, and forgot about the site for a long time, found plenty of exciting things, not bought much in the past 12 months (few edward Ist), have been going through variants or my pennies, and decided to see if I could tick a few off, was looking for 1908s... and found a 8 coin worn penny lot on ebay.... and landed this instead

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Well Done

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Welcome back scott - you've been missed!

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8 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

Welcome back scott - you've been missed!

Indeed you have, nice find!

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Getting in to Conder tokens increasingly, this a rare Middlesex Hackney example, D&H 309, just landed1795_hp_middlesex_rebello_dh_309_01_ref_02293_02_sellers_druids_revenge_2400.png

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oh yea i found one my my better tokens, and they are quite attractive pieces. well done

 

guess, i'll update on my collection at some point

 

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On 6/12/2022 at 1:47 AM, scott said:

and landed this instead

Could you post the 1909 obverse please so that I can add it to the website

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On 6/12/2022 at 1:47 AM, scott said:

been dabbling on and off, not bought much recenly, and forgot about the site for a long time, found plenty of exciting things, not bought much in the past 12 months (few edward Ist), have been going through variants or my pennies, and decided to see if I could tick a few off, was looking for 1908s... and found a 8 coin worn penny lot on ebay.... and landed this instead

 

Very, very nice find. 

When in circulation, it was estimated that 1 in 846 of the 1909 pennies was a F169. So the extreme rarity now is obvious. 

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I've only 189 more to look at then.😳

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oh yes the obverse, i think you asked for that on one of the facebook pages, yea i'll upload it later

been looking at the pictures and they all seem to have a slightly flawed I in britt

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On 6/13/2022 at 8:35 AM, secret santa said:

Could you post the 1909 obverse please so that I can add it to the website

Not sure if the poster is maybe having technical issues with that, but I see you've added the reverse to your website Richard, which should surely be enough, given that the 169's are all much of a muchness, with very little obverse/reverse variation, one to another.

You've got the identifying bit anyway, which is the main thing.  

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In order to complete my date run of sterling silver George V halfcrowns, I have got a presentable rather than a high grade example of the 1913.

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Not bad. I think you will be pushed o find much better. Not so long ago I saw a slabbed 1913 halfcrown  PGS MS 64 which in my opinion was worse than your example both in strike quality and wear.

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I haven't got the coin in hand yet, but I think the grade is a little below EF? But the strike and general appearance is decent. One needs to wait a long time to get a top example and the price could be excessive when it finally turns up. 

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EF at least from me , hardly any wear on reverse

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