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Letters and symbols on early milled silver

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Back to my original question, does anyone know why (y?) or whether there is any significance in the two different York mint marks for William III - Y and y?

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Back to my original question, does anyone know why (y?) or whether there is any significance in the two different York mint marks for William III - Y and y?

lol! An on-topic post, and the thread dies!

Umm... supposition - perhaps the Y is the the branch mint master, and the y is his helper?!

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Back to my original question, does anyone know why (y?) or whether there is any significance in the two different York mint marks for William III - Y and y?

lol! An on-topic post, and the thread dies!

Umm... supposition - perhaps the Y is the the branch mint master, and the y is his helper?!

Ok ok. Stay calm. You don't want to hurt anyone, really you don't. Not even this thread. Put the gun down, ok? That's right ... ni-i-i-i-i-i-ce and slow ...

Let's hope that bl00dy United don't actually win the League yet again. Is that off topic enough?

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anyone winnign the league is better then sh... ahem city winning it

y the question about Y's

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I'm not sure why there are upper and lower case Ys and I'm not convinced about . The dies appear to have been cut in London and shipped out to wherever they were needed, hence the unusual overcut mint ids such as Y over E or E over N for example. Nobody really thinks the dies travelled the length of the country when there were closer mints that could have supplied a die in an emergency. The overcut marks were probably to solve the problem of no useable dies at the various locations.

Mr. P. You are a practical man. It's imperative that city come second as this is clearly using the right tool for the job. You cannot change decades old habits at the drop of a hat. They need to come second to reassure themselves that they are still up to the task. :)

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I'm not sure why there are upper and lower case Ys and I'm not convinced about . The dies appear to have been cut in London and shipped out to wherever they were needed, hence the unusual overcut mint ids such as Y over E or E over N for example. Nobody really thinks the dies travelled the length of the country when there were closer mints that could have supplied a die in an emergency. The overcut marks were probably to solve the problem of no useable dies at the various locations.

Mr. P. You are a practical man. It's imperative that city come second as this is clearly using the right tool for the job. You cannot change decades old habits at the drop of a hat. They need to come second to reassure themselves that they are still up to the task. :)

Oh, they'll be in the top 2, make no mistake about that. :D

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