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Zo Arms

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  1. Zo Arms

    1909 DOT Penny Variants

    On my last post, the first three were Gary's. The last is mine. Strange. I can see them all clearly on my phone. Here are my three offerings. Interestingly, on the first photo, there is a dot in the accepted position, next to the E. That's if the photos appear. Bob.
  2. Zo Arms

    1909 DOT Penny Variants

    Thought that this 1909 dot was close to specimen 3 but not so sure, now that I can see them both together. Specimen 4.........?
  3. I think you're right. An imitation. The central legend on mine has a stop after R. The real thing has a stop immediately before the R. A lead copy of a gold medal from 1645. The copyist must have had access to the real one at some point to know what he was replicating. Am I allowed to post the screenshot of the British museum medal? Bob.
  4. A recent purchase from eBay. 25mm X 21mm. In lead. Closest I can find via Google is a 'General Fairfax medal ' in gold, held at the British Museum. No sign of a suspension loop on this piece tho.
  5. Zo Arms

    Gun money

    Thanks. Pleasing to know that it's not a copy. Paid just over £20 for it, so a bargain I think.
  6. An excellent article here about Stewart, Hemmant and the Great fire of Brisbane. Well worth reading all of it. Intriguing last paragraph. ( Hope I've done the link correctly). Brisbane Burns: How the Great Fires of 1864 Shaped a City and its People - Sharyn Merkley - Google Books
  7. Zo Arms

    Gun money

    Picked this up on eBay just before Christmas. If it's the rare year and month, could it not be open to modern restrikes, etc. Does this one look right? It does feel fatter towards the centre.
  8. Thought I'd share this token with you. Won on eBay just before Christmas. Just arrived. Very pleased with the detail on the emu. Circa 1860 I think. And quite scarce?
  9. The sea to the left doesn't cross the linear circle on either reverse D or F so I put that down to wear, as she is in a shocking condition. You're right. That extra ghostlike head is quite spectral. Creepy. Thanks Mike, Jon. I'll consign her to the pot.
  10. Well, I was hoping for F24, like the one a few posts earlier. I can see some similarities between the two reverses. Being the head on a stalk like neck and the gap between the ship and the sea. Also the exergue seems to step up on the RHS rather than sweep slowly. But I'm sure you're right tho. I couldn't be that lucky.
  11. Hi all. Just a quick one if you'd be so good. Do I keep this one or sling it in the scrap? I know what I'd like it to be but I'm easily confused.
  12. Hi all. This came amongst a box of foreign coins. The best that I could find via Google suggested a temple token. And a couple of Indian friends thought it very old and very valuable. Not that I think it is. It's around 20mm diameter and non magnetic. Don't think it's silver either. Just an interesting little coin. Does anyone have any clues please? Bob.
  13. Zo Arms

    Indian temple token?

    Thanks Paddy. That's definitely the coin I have. I'd not considered tin as an option, but it feels like it. Interesting to know now what it is. Not my bag really so if you or anyone else would like it, I'll post it on FOC. Bob.
  14. Hi Jerry. Thank you for taking the time and the trouble to take a look. It's the advice and knowledge that yourself and the rest of the gang impart freely, that makes this hobby such a pleasure. I'll amend the listing accordingly. Cheers. Bob
  15. Hi all. Could I ask your opinion on die pairings please? I've listed an 1860, beaded borders penny on ebay. Item number 263667265447. The only current beaded listed. Apologies for not having a link. After a lot of head scratching I came up with 1** + B. Joined RE in REG and the colon indent on FD. Would that be correct or am missing something? All advice and criticism welcome. Thanks Bob.
  16. Hi Rob. 

    I don't seem able to join the thread but I have 2 1938 farthings that you are welcome to. Both have remaining lustre. Not many, I know but every little helps. 

    Bob

    1. Rob

      Rob

      Hi Bob.

      How much? I will need them by Tuesday, so first class post. That might make them too expensive given the small number. She is ok with a cost to her of £1 each at a push, but it obviously costs something to get them to me. Thanks.

      Regards

      Rob

    2. Zo Arms

      Zo Arms

      Hi Rob. 

      I may surprise you here. 

      Send me your address. I'll pop them in the post tomorrow. (we have a Post office in our local Asda that works Sunday). First class, so you'll receive Tuesday. 

      Job done. 

      Poor show if I can't donate 2 farthings and a stamp, hey. 

      Bob

    3. Zo Arms

      Zo Arms

      Hi Rob. 

      Don't forget to send me your address. 07398 494741.

      Bob.

  17. Thanks Jerry. To cut a very long story short, I've uploaded a photo to the gaming tokens I have listed. ( I uploaded a different 1860 penny to the beaded listing and I can't delete it). I hope that helps. And apologies for the runaround. Bob
  18. Zo Arms

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Very reassuring. Thank you for taking the time and interest to look. You all know far more than I ever will. Bob.
  19. Zo Arms

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That's the one. I kept the dot penny and popped the rest in the heavy copper box. Would you say it's genuine or have I caught a bullet
  20. Zo Arms

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sorry. My mistake. 10th Dec. It's the job lot of copper and bronze. Opening photo is an 1897 dot penny. I can't provide a link because I'm computer illiterate. Seems like I can't do a smiley face either.
  21. Zo Arms

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Could someone check out his past sales please? I see he's sold a few 1903 coins in the last few months but I'm more concerned about the sale of the job lot of copper and bronze on the 12th Dec. Comments on the dot penny appreciated. Fingers crossed.
  22. Zo Arms

    1897 dot penny. Advice needed.

    Well, I've given it a good scratch and it's still there, so definitely part of the coin. It was due to end on ebay this evening at 8 but I withdrew it late last night. As Jerry pointed out, the dot is lower than that of the recognised position and to attribute names and numbers to it would have been inaccurate. As Santa says, at the moment it is just a spurious spot. It's not going to set the coin world on fire. I will hang on to it though. Maybe I've been sifting through Rob's scrap box.?
  23. Zo Arms

    1897 dot penny. Advice needed.

    After what I've read on the forum so far, I think that debate will rage on for years. For me, with a limited knowledge of coins at the time, it was something that I could recognise easily whilst sifting thru a big box of scrap coins. That and the 1946 dot. Having read a fair bit of the forum, I dread to think what goodies I may have weighed in as scrap copper. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, as the adage goes.
  24. Zo Arms

    1897 dot penny. Advice needed.

    Thanks Jerry. I see exactly what you mean. Coincidentally I won one on ebay Dec 10th, item 173013222929. listed as a job lot of old copper and bronze coins. It was the opening photo. Far better condition. I've just compared the two and the one I've listed has a lower dot, like you say. So not a true dot penny then? Bob.
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