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    Went to see part 1 of the British today with an advance list of potential box ticking lots. After some brutal pruning I'm left with 32 lots and a pre-sale estimate of around 80K Might have to conduct this auction in Turkish Lire
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    It's only really detrimental to coppers and proofs. As long as you don't coat it with your egg mayo sandwich, it will be fine. It's only the last 100 years we have had inert materials, so this had 300 years of exposure to handling prior to that.
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    Raven coins welcome to the forum 😀 👍. Another indicator i look at for the 1897 High tide if not the clearest picture is the shield almost touching the teeth ,on the normal one there is a gap.
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    Plenty more to come. There are approx. 170 Roman and 850 British in total.
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    1860 toothed border/beaded border penny. Lot 1462. Freeman 9. NGC have slabbed it as a halfpenny in their wisdom.
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    Toothed border/beaded border.
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    And that's without the original flip! They've just found a small parcel of them at the back of their basement that they never knew they had, squirrelled away many moons ago.....etc.
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    and many of the estimates are obvious teasers as well. Perhaps better to pop round the corner to Coincraft and pick up a very reasonable "getting harder and harder to find" 1977 crown in Unc or nearly so (with original plastic flip) for a bargain basement price of ....how much????!!!!!
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    Upcoming in the 16 April Noonan's auction is a superior 1893 Jub. Sixpence (NOT mine!). This coin demonstrates the sorry strikes for this coin as the hair detail, etc. looks to be aEF but inspection of the rims shows very little wear & the topmost details of the leave on reverse wreath also suffer... This would be difficult IMHO for the TPGs to grade as technical with very little wear might be AU50 or maybe 53. Anyway, this coin not far off the graded MS61 but all so far short of the PCGS64 specimen that I believe was ex-Colin Cooke.
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    That will be KAROLVS, ie Charlemagne, the obverse following the Roman style. Jerry
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    A new purchase 1858 Bramah 26a , First I in Britanniar has no serrifs. Like most copper varieties scarce in high grade.
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    The grading on some of the pieces seems a little harsh to say the least. On the plus side, it should help to restrict the number collectors.
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    There is a good example on this page - right at the bottom: https://headsntails14.wordpress.com/victoria-bronze-reverses/
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    I suppose you have to be pleased he got the monarch right . LOL
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    His other items are equally as bad...
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    There seems to be great confusion about the diameter of the UK silver florin between 1893 and 1970. Some sources, including the Royal Mint shop and the Numista website, indicate a change of diameter in 1937, giving 28.30 mm for 1893-1936 and 28.50 mm for 1937-1970. Other sources give a single (but different!) diameter for all florins between 1893 and 1970: Krause (28.3 mm), Wikipedia (28.5 mm), Peter Davies (28 mm) and Matthew Dickinson (28.5 mm). Analysis of the coins in my collection refutes the idea of a small increase in diameter in 1937. On the contrary, there is a statistically significant decrease in diameter. I find no evidence for the existence of a florin measuring 28.30 mm of any date. For 1893 to 1936, the diameters measured range from 28.44 to 28.74 mm. From 1937 to 1970, from 28.36 to 28.57 mm. Assuming that the Mint measured in inches, my conclusion is that the correct (nominal) diameters for florins are as listed below: Godless 1849: nominal diameter 1.10 in = 27.94 mm (rounded to 28 mm) Gothic 1852-1887: 1.18 in = 29.972 mm (30 mm) Jubilee 1887-1892: 1.16 in = 29.464 mm (29.5 mm) 1893-1936: 1.125 in = 28.575 mm (28.6 mm) 1937-1970: 1.12 in* = 28.448 mm (28.4 mm) *Another possibility is that the diameter was “metricated” in 1937 to 28.50 mm Unfortunately the Coinage Acts give only the weight and fineness of each denomination, and not the diameter. Any thoughts on this would be gratefully received.
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    The Royal Mint Museum has confirmed that 28.30 mm is incorrect and according to "the data used in the Museum, sourced from the production records held in our archive" the diameter for all florins from 1893-1970 should be 28.50 mm.
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    It strikes me that the difference between some of these e.g. 29.24 and 29.25 is just the end result of the limit of tolerances in the strking process. 0.01 of a mm is scarcely visible it seems to me.
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    Good pickup and always happy to see continued interest in the silver coinages! Diameters, sad to say, had escaped my notice other than the "Godless" florin did appear a bit smaller...