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  1. 6 points
    My birthday present to myself. Well, you've got to!
  2. 2 points
    Picked this one up at a local auction - arrived today. I couldn't resist such a good portrait on a James I Sixpence S2670 mm Lis I believe.
  3. 2 points
    Nice coin only £20 off the bay bargain of the century after my Gs over G farthing of course
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    Yes, I did wonder that myself. But I'm trying to envisage the possible production scenarios. In the case of the 1932 mint toning, there is no plausible way this could have occurred without operator knowledge, as it requires separate intentional intervention. So how many and why no record? The only inadvertent way that the 1932 pennies might have been mint toned, is if some other coin blanks intended for different coinage had already been so treated, and for whatever reason found their way into the penny blanks. Although the one apparent discovery is exactly the same size as the standard penny. In the case of the non standard metal pennies, again it's difficult to envisage a situation in which an entire batch could be minted and distributed out for circulation, without somebody realising what had happened. Although if an incorrect sheet or sheets of metal were accidentally inserted into the process, between standard sheets, then I suppose it's possible they slipped under the radar - but it seems odd, to me anyway, that not one other specimen has been discovered. I probably shouldn't be so probing, but these type of questions fascinate me - especially on a dull, wet Wednesday afternoon in December.
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    I think they are just errors with the wrong blanks ,if they were intended i think they would of atleast kept one and recorded it.I have a 1928 with the reverse inverted and as some show die rotation i dont see any reason why they didnt release just the one die and then not tighten it properley ? Just like the jersey penny could of been struck in error with one die not changed. I am only guessing Mike and not any reason as to why its not something else but feel the ones mentioned are just errors.
  6. 1 point
    Sorry to intrude on books again. I think Blakeyboy is correct the UK does not have a constitution. Basically 50% +1 of the votes cast is a win for a referendum therefore 52/48% is a convincing win. In Australia we had a postal plebicite on same sex marriage which was carried by a similar amount. As it happens I did not agree with it but I have to accept that it was the will of the people as was the Brexit referendum result. If 30% of the electors could not be bothered to vote (as what happens at UK general elections) you only have your selves to blame. Having said that in Australia we had a formal referendum (50% + 1 of the votes plus a majority of States under our constitution} on getting rid of the monarchy which was not carried. Now the republicans are agitating for another referendum as they did not like the previous result. They like the Brexit referendum should accept the result and make sure the will of the people is carried out. If people do not understand this it's called Democracy .
  7. 1 point
    Great to see you still treading these boards Stu, here's my best Ed VII circulation penny!
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    I actually wrote that article - glad you found it interesting.
  10. 1 point
    ... and this 1909. Just leaves 1908 of the Ed VII that really needs a major upgrade.
  11. 1 point
    Quite pleased with a couple of Halfpenny upgrades picked up today. First 1904:
  12. 1 point
    This is the coin that @Paddy drew our attention to a week or two back. He was selling it on e bay, and I was the only bidder. Just received today. It may be a common date, but this is no common representation of it. UNC, a truly superb strike, great hair detail, totally flawless and with immaculate toning. I initially though that the obverse was EF, but in hand, I'm half inclined to think that what appears at first glance to be wear at the highest points is in fact residual lustre. But either way, it's still a truly outstanding specimen, and amazing value at only £19.95. Thanks Paddy from a very satisfied customer (apologies, again, I've got that colour variation)
  13. 1 point
    Upgrade, very pleased with the strike on this one
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  15. 1 point
    1823 Half Crown DNW auction win - my pics
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    Archbishop Wigmund styca with the moneyer Coenred. Pirie dies 393/416
  18. 1 point
    Decentius centionalis, struck at Amiens circa 351-353
  19. 1 point
    Well here is my 1919 h penny. Not the greatest strike, i know.
  20. 1 point
    New this week, 1790 Scotland Lothian Edinburgh Halfpenny Conder Token, D&H 23
  21. 1 point
    A couple of Ebay finds from last week, both from the same vendor! The F763 was £29.95 and the 1861 Gouby G was £4.95. The latter would be an addition to Richard's 'Rarest Pennies' site. There appear to be at least three 1861 Gouby G die pairings on the site, this coin matching a couple of the other listed coins. Whether the actual staging of Gouby G can be determined is doubtful due to wear. While referencing the 'Rarest Pennies' site, where has the F38 gone? Too many of them? I did spot an unrecognised F763 at the Midland Coin Fair last weekend, but only about VG so I left it as it was from the same pair of dies as mine. Jerry