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    I have sympathy with collectors being caught out by genuinely good copies but, in all honesty, if someone gets caught by these primitive pewter copies I personally feel they should be zipping up their bank accounts and finding out just a little bit about the basics first. If someone turned up at the stock exchange and chucked £50 on a wild card, knowing nothing about stocks and shares, we’d most definitely call him a fool!
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    That is machined in. A cavity made in the 2p with the 1/2p inserted, and you can see the milling marks around the inserted 1/2p.
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    Difficult one as the collar and crown are not especially clear. Looking at Bente & Withers, I'd say these are as good as any pellets demonstrated in the crowns they show - spearheads are much larger and angular, so what do you think? I know some pellets are large and very round but, equally, they are shown to be small too. The collar...some of the images show very squared off collars, and I'm guessing mine would run across the neck but for the weakness? So, to save me looking for a die match, what do we all think? The old collector ticket suggests 3b, not that I ever go by those.
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    Pretty little farthing newbie courtesy of Colin Goode (aboutfarthings)
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    Picked this up. Unlisted EBRITANNIAR 1881 sixpence. Although very subtle I hope you can see the underlying E beneath the B it's a little offset tilting anticlockwise
  7. 1 point
    Hi everyone I’m new to this forum I’m platinumskies I’m on the silver forum,Instagram and YouTube so hellooo
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    I tend to need things not quite that subtle
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    Lol I couldn't see it at first but on closer inspection spotted it....it's all I can see now!
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    Is it just me, or does she have the head of a dog? knight's templar (What's going on? I can only add the attachment as a downloadable link, not as a picture in the post.) Mystery solved - an image has to have the extension .jpg for this forum, even it is already a jpeg. Which is totally pants!
  12. 1 point
    Yes it is getting a bit much,you only need two rabbits to make a good stew.
  13. 1 point
    Thanks Stuart. I may well give that a whirl.
  14. 1 point
    Nice one here. Worth a bid. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/King-John-Short-Cross-Penny-Norwich-Moneyer-Renaud-Superb/183084005555
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    While the coin "business" is not much different to many others - the main problem is turning stock over fast enough to feed yourself and family and give yourself a reasonable income. Remember coins dont turn over at the rate that meat does in a butchers shop , they are dead money for the entire length of time they are in a dealers tray. This is why your more likely to get offers on a farthing collection of queen victoria and NOT George V (All dealers suffer these coins sticking in their trays)
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    Newbie from @Peter's neck of the woods (Ipswich):
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    Part of the problem is the difference in melting points between silver and copper, the latter being about 100 degrees higher. Unless the pot temperature is significantly higher than the melting point of silver in order to melt the copper and form the alloy, you run the risk of some coins taken from the top of the liquid which are considerably purer than spec whilst being left towards the end of the batch with a very debased mix having a distinctly coppery flavour. However, as all the metal was accounted for, it was necessary to strike the last coins of the batch from the residue and pickle the surfaces as in the post above. The Bristol halfcrown below shows the brown/red tinges of a flan that is mostly copper to good effect.
  18. 1 point
    Continuing my mini collection of Cinque Ports Conder Tokens, here's my latest (Faversham - a limb of Dover) Why they have spelt it 'Feversham' I have yet to find out!
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    much scarcer than most believe though it suffers from the lack of halfpenny collectors IMHO Stop after date more common on the farthings
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    I found an example of this very common large medal about 4-5 months ago. Finally got around to photographing it. There is a good amount of lovely purple, blue, and reddish toning around the portraits -- but very hard to capture in photos. This is now a part of my ongoing (but slow) Victoria portraits collection.
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