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  1. 9 points
    Final piece of the jigsaw in my pre 1860 Victorian copper penny collection - an 1860/59. Quite decent specimen. Only ones to look out for now in this series, are the very expensive proofs. Unfortunately, certain other coins coming up, which I would have been very seriously interested in, now have to be put on the back burner until a further opportunity arises. I just had to have this.
  2. 5 points
    A rare event these days with prices where they are, but some things are no-brainers that you just have to go for. A nude Britannnia, just for Chris - P1023 struck in bronzed copper. Almost certainly the R coin in Peck as Mrs N acquired it from old man Baldwin in 1964 (Baldwins acquired the Rogers coins 3 years before that), and as I can't find any others, possibly the only one available since Peck's coin went to Birmingham Museum. Also ex-Selig 1363. Previously optimistically slabbed as PF64 given the cabinet friction to the nude Britannia's left breast, though the dated side is better. Thanks to a forum member for the heads up
  3. 5 points
    I thought this was quite funny
  4. 5 points
    Rather chuffed with this newbie, mid-1790s halfpenny Conder token
  5. 4 points
    A Lexus mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a LS460 when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage "Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?" The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked "So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damaged, and then put everything back in, and when I finished, it worked just like new. So how is it that I make £48,000 a year and you make £1.7M, when you and I are doing basically the same work?" The cardiologist paused, leaned over, and then whispered to the mechanic "Try doing it with the engine running"
  6. 4 points
    This one arrived today - Queen Anne Halfcrown 1706:
  7. 4 points
    When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens. These IKEA wardrobes really are shite.
  8. 3 points
    It's not a coin in my eyes. Coins are for spending. Pretty it may be but it's just an artistic exercise as far as I'm concerned.
  9. 3 points
    Why would a good communist never drink yorkshire tea? Because all proper tea is theft
  10. 3 points
    I wonder where it is now 😉😇. Jerry
  11. 3 points
    "I was wondering who'd be the first to spot that Wilson" (as Captain Mainwaring used to say)
  12. 3 points
    Who's Gee please Mike? F169 now known to be approximately one in every 6 million as far as I can tell.
  13. 3 points
    And these are the autographs on my first day covers.
  14. 3 points
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  16. 3 points
    Meant to say I got this 1909 dot penny a few months back, and completely forgot about it. Just £4.64 off e bay. I know they're not that rare, but this one is about VF, and the price was a bargain.
  17. 2 points
    Surely that's a reflection on his parents' choices?
  18. 2 points
    You cannot beat a bit of breast rubbing
  19. 2 points
    F.W.K.Gee was a contributor to Coin Monthly in the early days. He wrote an article on Edward VIII pennies in the October 1969 edition. Then he wrote articles on the same topic in the August, September, October, November and December 1971 editions. A five part series. They were very detailed and informative articles, Jon. No idea what the "F W K" stood for though. With regard to the F169, I've never seen one on offer except at auction. I suspect there are one or two more, but difficult to tell as the border teeth are too worn to determine whether the 1 of the date is directly over a border tooth. Funnily enough in the November article, there is an interesting piece on how to determine whether a 169 is a 169 when the border teeth are too worn to otherwise tell. Bit late tonight as I'm practically falling asleep at the keyboard. But I'll dig out that specific article tomorrow, and post the details here.
  20. 2 points
    It wasn't a type I had , so had a quick look on ebay for newly listed buy it nows . There was 2 within the first dozen . One quite worn , but the other was better , but not as nice as yours .Less than a fiver ,so not a hard decision .
  21. 2 points
    It's definitely got a mascle stop, but I'm not so sure about the pinecone(?) before DON. If it is a pinecone, then the reverse isn't listed in Withers. Is there a leaf on the breast? If so, then it could be a leaf issue. Withers notes the Walters example, but says there is a leaf after CIVI, which this one doesn't have space for. The key will be trying to see what is after HENRIC. Try cleaning it up a bit.
  22. 2 points
    He has got a feedback from this seller. This seller has sold an item to someone with his exact feedback rating for £10.50 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-BRITISH-COINS-JOB-LOT-TIN-OF-RANDOM-COINS-FROM-OLD-COLLECTION-BRITISH-/174663610855?hash=item28aac331e7%3Ag%3AwIMAAOSwUJtgP81z&nma=true&si=XpF%252Bkwt2rQwC5K5pXI4GDtDduUY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Could be just a coincidence.
  23. 2 points
    During the lockdown, I have started collecting signed first day covers. They often only cost a few pounds each and you can pick up attractive souvenirs on events you are interested in. It is also an affordable and safe way of getting autographs of well known personalities like politicians, VC winners, authors, actors etc. For some reason, I find the postmarks somewhat more interesting than the stamps themselves. Here is a selection:
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  25. 2 points
    Don't want to spoil his fun, but https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Restrike-1658-Oliver-Cromwell-One-Crown-Coin/174625821462?hash=item28a8829316:g:7s0AAOSwcJRgHUzH