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Everything posted by Diaconis

  1. You're not alone, there's an older thread on here where other members voiced similar experiences.
  2. I was at a loose end...
  3. Blakey's speakers reminded me of the Protectorate composite columns found on some of Ramage's patterns so I thought I'd design some to play the music I sort coins to
  4. Diaconis

    Paper discs

    Rob sells tickets - 24mm
  5. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    👍🏽which to can sell on to some neophyte, win win. (just kidding).
  6. I first heard it used in one of my favourite Ealing films, Kind Hearts and Coronets. The Reverend Lord Henry d’Ascoyne says "...I always say that my West Window has all the exuberance of Chaucer without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period" 😂 beautiful
  7. Interesting. The raised cross is without the concomitant wear visible on the coin. I'd suggest it has been added at a later date and not cut into the die.
  8. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He really is a piece of work, isn't he? His Alfred the Great looks like a tribute to Mick Jagger and Barbara Streisand's illegitimate love child playing at Red Indians.
  9. Reminds me of Nancy Mitford, of Mitford sister's fame, with her U and non-U speech and the reasoning behind it. I found this link. https://uncommon-courtesy.com/2014/04/18/nancy-mitford-and-u-vs-non-u-speech/ Blakey, wireless or radio? 😂
  10. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Obviously his idea of a discount Offa. Looks cast to me
  11. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    Yes it is. Add another £40k since Mark Rasmussen last sold it in 2018. 30% uplift isn't bad IF they can sell it this year with the added NGC hype. I have my doubts though. Despite all the comparisons in their ad copy to 1933 examples, I'd still prefer a 1933 example at that price. By the way, do any of you know if the Royal Mint has confirmed that it is unique and not that another will turn up on Ebay in a battered old tin of pennies 'found in Marleybob's attic'?
  12. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    For the same reason when someone asks a question and when you answer them with the truth rather than what they want to hear, they accuse you of being hateful, intolerant and some kind of an -ophobe?
  13. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    Got it (?) A=1 B=2 C=5 D=10 A with B (A returns) = 3mins A remains and sends C with D (B returns)= 12mins A with B = 2mins The 'singly' was a red herring then, you little devil😈
  14. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    You snuck in the 'or singly' there so not exactly a 'restate'😂
  15. Paddy, i heard that there were only three types, those that can count and those that can’t.
  16. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    no that would be 19mins, i’ll try again😚
  17. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    A=1 B=2 C=5 D=10 A with B (A returns) A with C (A returns) A with D ?
  18. Diaconis

    What the heck is this coin?

    I noticed that the reverse R.37 of your example is unfortunately not shown, the document may be incomplete. You have the 'Thatcher' obverse O.24 #46
  19. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    Mike, I just did it with a toothpick, it does work. Try warmer water maybe? I'd just run some hot water and it was still warm. Shouldn't make a difference though.
  20. Diaconis

    What the heck is this coin?

    https://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital BNJ/pdfs/1963_BNJ_32_15.pdf might be of interest
  21. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    😀Well, there is an easy method using a few grains of salt but in this case, I've not used that method, there are no additional substances used.
  22. Diaconis

    Daily Challenges

    Here's another, safer one, from the same book. How do you balance a raw egg on its end? Here's a photo to prove it can be done. And not as Columbus did it😂