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  1. 14 points
    Very pleased, nay delighted with this absolutely immaculate 1825 in toned a/UNC.
  2. 14 points
    Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.
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    It being the first I've spotted for sale in 40+ years, and having been missed by the seller (though surely bloody obvious?), I'm very pleased to have acquired this C over L 1673 farthing. Although I have read fewer than ten are known I have seen two only, those being the Colin Cooke coin and Joe Lee's, both of which are inferior to this one which I'd grade as a solid good fine. There are no online records of any other examples, be that sales or in collections. I also checked through my old farthing catalogues and found no examples listed for sale, or even as a recognised variety, at any point throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Fifty quid. Bargain.
  5. 11 points
    With the purchase of an 1806 gilt copper proof from LCA last weekend, I've now got all three 1806 proofs from the KP31 die - Peck 1325, 1326 &1327, gilt, bronzed copper & copper. Whilst I've no intention of even attempting to become a major SOHO proof specialist collector (a lifetime's work, pretty much), it's always good to get a few proofs, and these were easy to recognise because of the incomplete 0 and no base serif to 1.
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    Very pleased to have now obtained all three reverse types of 1826. Rev A: no central line down saltire, Rev B: thin line down saltire , and Rev C : thick line down saltire.
  10. 9 points
    An upgrade on my old 1817 Bull head:
  11. 9 points
    Just had this arrive- I wasn't sure it was when I bought it- bad picture , but it was very cheap....
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    Members of this Forum may be interested in a link to a PDF of the following article in the British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) which has just been released from the usual 3 year embargo for BNS members only. Another that focuses on Early Obverse Beaded Border Pennies of 1860 is below it: Paul M. Holland, The 1860 Bronze Recoinage of Pennies BNJ vol. 88 (2018), 149-174. https://www.britnumsoc.org/images/PDFs/BNJ_2018/09_Holland_1853_3rd.pdf All other BNJ articles published from 1903-2018 are available at the British Numismatic Society’s website: http://www.britnumsoc.org/ Also, membership is encouraged by special student and new member rates, with all members receiving a large (A4 format) archival quality hardbound journal annually. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022! InforaPenny
  16. 8 points
    Six years it has taken me ,i have looked at a lot and bought a few in that time. Finally even though i have stopped collecting i have bought a mint one ( due to knowing how hard they are to find ) of which the photos in plastic do not do the coin justice.
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    Just arrived - 1918-KN. A nice addition to my George V penny set
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    I think the penny is nice, uncirculated but pretty ordinary otherwise, let’s generously say £200 worth. The slab, however, is very rare, you don’t see many MS67 1934 penny slabs and it must be worth at least £1200 to a dedicated slab collector, unless NGC decide to produce some more. Jerry 🙄
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    I have added a new page to my halfpenny site called rare halfpennies and added your photos. Not being a halfpenny collector, I'm open to suggestions of what other coins to include on this page, which would be of interest to collectors.
  25. 7 points
    Ah, Fat Freddy's Cat... My favourite: