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  1. 12 points
    I picked up a couple of lovely young lady's the other day , I think they must be twins VICTORIA and VICTOEIA 😊 I'm not into Farthings much but these came up so I jumped at them . The E in VICTOEIA is extremely clear with just the tip of the long downward arm of the R showing.
  2. 7 points
    Scientists claim to have discovered a planet with intelligent life. This planet is populated by a number of species of flora and fauna and is effectively “run” by a race of bipeds who seem to be at the highest evolutionary level. This race is incredibly arrogant, claiming to have been created in the image of the all-loving deity that many of them worship, yet appearing to only tolerate the existence of lower evolutionary species as long as they either provide entertainment as pets or curiosities, or provide food for the bipeds, for which they are bred and killed on a huge scale. The “master race” is also incredibly hypocritical in that they go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that handicapped members of their own societies can lead a full life but have no scruples in mass extermination of other members of their species whose culture and beliefs differ from theirs or whose territory is rich in products which they desire to own. Where can this planet be ?
  3. 6 points
    I used this photograph of the interior for my wife's first poetry book. Quite spectacular colours!!
  4. 6 points
    Very nice, wish you have the final piece of puzzle soon, good luck.
  5. 6 points
    1797 Warwickshire Birmingham Kempson’s Halfpenny Conder Token Obverse: THE NEW BRASS WORKS 1796 Reverse: P. KEMPSON . MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c BIRMINGHAM Edge: Plain Part of Peter Kempson’s “Birmingham Building” token series, made to sell to collectors. D&H 203 Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187)
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    I had to share these, and courtesy of Richard am able to & the lustre in hand is really wonderful albeit the coin a bit softly struck:
  8. 4 points
    Sadly, "Noonan Syndrome" will soon be taking on a whole new meaning.
  9. 4 points
    Managed to get an 1831 proof penny (the commoner type with the reverse inverted). It is true to say there is a small but visible edge knock on the obverse side, but that apart the coin is immaculate.
  10. 4 points
    Here is Michael Gouby's response to the photos of the new variant of F111 BP1882K 2 over 1 overdate. He is happy that it is a new variety to be designated BP1882Kc. Jerry "Hi Jerry, Thank you for your picture of the TWO 1882 H pennies (P + p) with 2 over 1. I agree that two images that you show of date and especially of the close up do not look like my BP 1882 Ka or K b BP 1882 Ka BP 1882 Kb BP 1882 Kc BP 1882 Ma Nor do I consider that it is a later more worn stage of either. The image of Kc is extremely close to the amount of the 1 showing to the same reverse die, with obverse R – BP 1882 Ma. However, the major difference is that on your Kc there is a tiny part of the extreme top left serif showing at 11 o’clock of the 2. The 1 that shows also appears to be slightly thicker than that on Ma. All of the found examples of 1882 - 2 over 1, found so far, are with reverse die BP 1881 Hb. Yes I am perfectly happy to accept that the image that you sent me of your 1882 penny with 2 over 1 is with a new 1881 H (altered) die to my Ka & Kb and I am perfectly happy to list it as BP 1882 Kc. I am perfectly happy if you want to share this email with any of the other collectors that have been involved with the discussions on the merit of your 1882 penny – 2 over 1 as being a new reverse die. All the best, Michael"
  11. 4 points
    I understand this to be near the system of the planets Xi and Kimil-Jong rotating around the sun Pu-tin. This sun is in the process of collapsing into a particularly unpleasant black hole, soon to absorb its surrounding planets. Few bodies can escape its attraction, Indi-A does not have the momentum to break away and Eee-U cannot overcome the bonds of the Gaz-prom force. Bi-den and Bo-ris appear to be falling under the influence of the proto-star forming in the Zelen-sky belt , and along with various minor planets may yet see the light. Ma-cron is an aberration, and could end up anywhere. Me, I’ve invested my future with the new God MUSK, and have become a disciple on his new world Twit-ter. I have become a twit. Nothing new there then. Mine’s a bitter. Jerry
  12. 4 points
    Stranger things happen - remember there is a trabant car fan club
  13. 3 points
    Rather harsh !
  14. 3 points
    Hi Mike, just catching up after getting home from holiday, sorry for delay replying. Guess where we were staying? I'm sure I have come across several bronzed current pieces. Like Peck, I haven't got too excited about them. If you read his pages 206/7 (under George III), and then Page 405 (Victoria) where you will see that he says Victorian "current pieces subsequently bronzed to resemble proofs are not uncommon". Half way down Page 405 he then describes "specious bronze patina", and I am sure that most Victorian 'Young Head' penny collectors will have noticed the 'patchy' type of coin which he describes within their own collections. I'm pretty sure that the reason why he doesn't bother to categorise them with separate reference numbers is that he didn't consider them anything special, just copper pieces treated post-mint. I think this is why he has simply added a footnote at the bottom of his Page 407 list. Specious means "misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive". This increased attractiveness was probably a good little earner, particularly if the treated coins could then be passed off as genuine bronzed proofs. Personally I don't think it's worth spending a lot of time searching for bronzed current coins. It does help to have an 1839 penny to see the clear differences.
  15. 3 points
    A really nice MS64 RED 1913 F176 from Spink on Wednesday ,not attributed. Interesting that the coin has sold now at least twice by two major auction houses and owned by different vendors ,however nobody has looked to see what type it is.
  16. 3 points
    No - different coin. That was an ornamental trident (P1513) penny (lot 666) but this is a plain trident P1514 coin.
  17. 3 points
    I bought a bronzed 1857 from Sovreign Rarities a while ago.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    I worked in the development of I.T. systems all my life and to see something this poorly tested really annoys me. It may not have the importance of the Royal Mail Horizon system or an Air Traffic Control system but if they're blaming the lack of rigorous testing on tight deadlines (set by themselves) they should be ashamed. And it doesn't say much for the level of respect they show to their customers. End of rant.
  20. 3 points
    I agree with the definition. It certainly seems reasonable to presume all post mint changes are graffiti. But how to know if it is post mint? I think that requires judgment based on whatever evidence we can glean. So I will keep an eye out for any further evidence as to whether the marking up practice was common in the Royal Mint. Here is another that seems to be “marked up” with a score line horizontally through the horse.
  21. 3 points
    https://www.dnw.co.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/article.php?article_id=554 Their name will change at the end of this month and so it will be very soon now. Can't say I think there is any need to. Many of us refer to them as DNW rather than Dix Noonan Webb in any case.
  22. 3 points
    Here's mine, bought DNW auction Sept 2008 - quite a steep price (£260 hammer), and good lustre on the obverse, but a dark reverse. https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/lot-archive/lot.php?lot_uid=158753 DNW's photography is somewhat flattering to the reverse!
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    Should anyone ever tell you collecting is for sad anoraks I suggest you refer them to Hacker T Dog.....
  25. 2 points