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  1. 8 points
    Just arrived - 1918-KN. A nice addition to my George V penny set
  2. 7 points
    Just picked up this sixpence. Common coin of course but the toning is quite nice.
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    Just received this Halfpenny as an upgrade - 1860 and I believe 1+A - F258. Interesting web of die cracks on the obverse:
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
    Very pleased to have obtained an UNC 1854 PT penny with considerable lustre. 1854's often seem to turn up quite scruffy looking. This one is an exception. I don't think my pics do justice to the lustrous appearance, so I've also included a link to it, which shows the coin as it actually appears in hand.
  7. 5 points
  8. 5 points
    Think the seller should be called "Our souls"... As in bunch of... 😄
  9. 4 points
    Definitely in that condition. Of course the great thing about it being in that mint state is that you know immediately the H hasn't been worn or tooled away.
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    That compares nicely to the one I got off Richard last year. 😊
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    It's on the same theme as that one of David Cameron:-
  14. 3 points
    A cat that's just eaten a crow?
  15. 3 points
    For completion's sake, a pair of RM products, the 1867 bronzed proof and the 1879 toned bronze proof clearly shows the uniformity achieved with bronzing compared to the toning variation seen on the second coin. As stated earlier, when there is full original lustre, the copper (or bronze) attribution is unambiguous, but the main thing to look for is the evenness of colour/toning. Copper can tone in a multitude of ways. Bronzing reduces its ability to do so. Hope this helps.
  16. 3 points
    Ha, yes Indian coins were something else. The following list if coins were still all being produced in the time of George VI. Amazing to think that twelfth Annas were being minted, and there are 16 Annas to a Rupee.........the Rupee itself now worth slightly less than the UK new penny. 1/12 Anna 1/2 Pice = 1/8 Anna 1 Pice = 1/4 Anna 1/4 Anna 1/2 Anna 1 Anna 2 Annas = 1/8 Rupee 1/4 Rupee 1/2 Rupee 1 Rupee
  17. 3 points
    My dyslexia has reached a new owl.....
  18. 2 points
    Spink is interesting, but IMO mostly not in a good way these days. Still, one has to watch their offerings as occasionally something can be had quite reasonably as you have pointed out with excellent examples. Believe it or not, occasionally Heritage can be a source if you keep "your eyes peeled". I believe my 192A was the same coin that had been sold somewhat earlier for nearly twice as much. Overall, very hard to find much in the way of bargains these days but entertaining to look. I guess compared to proof or high grade gold, some of the pennies and small silver have relatively escaped. In the latter series, a coin such as the 1893 Jub. 6d in top condition probably would not go for great money even though vastly scarcer than the Una gold....
  19. 2 points
    Absolutely right Mike - that's why I posted it !!!
  20. 2 points
    The US used 16 fl oz to the pint, hence the pint/quart /gallon being .83 of the size of the UK equivalents. The one thing with Imperial is that it evolved to fit humans- some measurements like rainfall end up with double or even triple figures, difficult to envisage, when using millimetres, whereas "Bloody hell, we had 3 inches of rain yesterday" makes sense, especially when the exact amount is not important. '75mm' means '75mm', whereas '3 inches' can often mean an amount that just looks about right, but may be actually 2 3/4" or 3 3/8", but who cares? '75mm' is what a person running a weather station would say, but '3 inches' simply means it pissed it down. You have to look beyond the figures, and how the units relate to people.....:-)
  21. 2 points
    At the behest of your suggestion, I tried both. I got much further with Peck than Google, although still not clear what precise chemical agent was used, or exact procedure followed, to bronze the copper. But here is what Peck says at page 220 (last paragraph) of the 1964 re-print:- Not 100% crystal clear whether Peck was referring to currency pieces which had toned down, or to copper proofs. If currency pieces then other features can mark out the distinction between them and a proof. In the case of KP31, P1326, for example, the fact that the 0 of the date is incomplete and the 1 has no base serif. Also, the reverse is not inverted, which it is on the currency strike. Peck continues:- Rather an obvious point but worth repeating. At page 405, Peck states:-
  22. 2 points
    Australia changed to the metric system in the early 1970s and is now entrenched.However many things retained their imperial size and were soft converted. For example 3” x 2” timber became 75 mm x 50 mm. Drinks in pubs stayed the same as a midi or pot was half a pint or 10 oz.a schooner three quarters of a pint or 15 oz and a pint or 20 oz. I think these were US fluid oz. as a UK pint is 16 fluid oz. and if it is water weighs a pound.. Having said that I think the adoption of the metric system has led to a marked decline in arithmetic skills in this country as the imperial system required an understanding of units to survive. For example when school leavers were confronted with a time sheet they were incapable of performing the calculations necessary to complete their weekly time sheet. For the most part they could not handle a system based on 60 rather than 10. Not only that a good understanding of units is essential for anyone considering a science based career. Imperial units are still in the language ie missed by miles, give or take an inch etc. Babies birth weights and the surf have also retained their imperial units
  23. 2 points
    Is there a significant difference in price between the bronzed and copper? If not, then it might not be worth the expense to get both as they have similar desirability and look virtually identical. However, if you really like the coin, then the existence of two versions is a perfect excuse to get one more.
  24. 2 points
    Did you catch the seller's name? coinshavesouls ... I think that should read "coin shaves souls"
  25. 2 points
    All details lifted from the Baldwin's site...