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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    The rarest coin you own?

    Indeed - though there are several scarce varieties, e.g. initials on truncation, and overstamped letters in VICTORIA, which mine isn't.
  2. Peckris 2

    Storage of proof coins

    I'd say proofs in a cabinet are fine. They might tone (or not) but would remain FDC.
  3. Peckris 2

    The rarest coin you own?

    Just the bog standard one as far as I can tell, nothing to see!
  4. There should be a separate branch of the Mint which is TOTALLY divorced from the production side.
  5. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    I'd want to see an UNC example of the straight bar to be absolutely sure - the curve might have been flattened out by wear.
  6. OMG, that's utterly shameless. I could barely give them away as a dealer 25 years ago. They, along with Churchills and 1977 crowns, were the coins you dreaded people trying to sell you. I couldn't really offer any more than face value, or a little bit more.
  7. Very reminiscent of 5/3 on 1865 bronze. If it's not, then it would fool everyone.
  8. Peckris 2

    Coins for Art

    If you look closely, the coin is only actually used for the hair.
  9. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    What makes it worse is that it's a UK seller.
  10. Peckris 2

    The rarest coin you own?

    As you can see, the rest of the reverse is standard - pretty much what you'd expect. It was the date that drew my attention to it when I first saw it on sale (by a dealer who was just selling it as a bog standard 1887 JH).
  11. Peckris 2

    Halfcrown list

    The E over E is of very little interest, repunched legend characters being so common. However the underlying R (or is it a B?) really does make it a very interesting variety. Is it in Davies or is it a new discovery?
  12. I doubt we will face a winter crisis, at least not compared to the miners' strike that brought down the Heath government in '73, with a 3-day week, no TV after 10:30 pm - which was at a time when we were nearly fully dependant on coal. Now, 50 years later, the wind will keep blowing, and the turbines will turn. The unions can be very stroppy when it comes to jobs. If they can't see the winds of change (pun intended), then more fool them. Anyway, Labour isn't as reliant on the unions as they once were, a legacy of Blair and New Labour. I can see quoted posts of course, but quoting your post doesn't include the post you quoted! However, as far as emitters like India and China are concerned, I wouldn't say "free pass"; when it came to trying to get agreement, the West had three choices: 1. Get everyone to agree to a minimum level of reduction (which would not happen) 2. Abandon the whole business through lack of agreement by certain countries 3. Reluctantly accept a certain level of compromise as being 'better than nothing', which is what we had to settle for in the end. We don't know what China is up to, they are an industrialised authoritarian Communist economy who keep their cards close to their chest. Maybe they will come to see the danger posed by climate change. Let's hope so. What's more important is that America under a Democrat president and Congress are making great progress and reduction of CO2 - that really does make a difference. As far as Britain is concerned, we do still have some influence in the world. If - I should say 'when' - we achieve carbon neutrality there are nations that will take notice even if our contribution amounts to the proverbial teaspoon (actually it is more that that, though not a huge difference on its own).
  13. No - Labour's position is very clear: all existing exploration (plus any licences issued before Labour come to power, if such comes about) will continue / be honoured. What they've said is that there will be no new licences issued which - even if there was no climate change prevailing - makes perfect sense given the sharp decline in North Sea oil and gas stocks. However, there will plenty of jobs created by a switch to alternatives, of which offshore wind looks the best bet. There was a news item in the past month that shows our reliance on non fossil sources of energy went over 50% for the first time, from a base line of about 10% earlier this century. Everyone is AIMING for 2030 which is laudable, but let's not get our knicks.i.a.t. if the target is missed. The important thing is that an effort is being made.
  14. Peckris 2

    Russians

    Media brainwashing.
  15. Peckris 2

    Coin prices continue to rise

    Every day was a Battle Day for Lillie (older members may understand this... )
  16. I think these warm sunny days with a cooling breeze are absolutely wonderful. God help us when the really hot weather arrives, as per last summer.
  17. Peckris 2

    Coin prices continue to rise

    Interesting read ... but the absurd rise in plastic coffin UK coin prices has got to come down sooner or later. Perhaps the same will be true of Pokemon?
  18. Peckris 2

    The rarest coin you own?

    I think possibly that my rarest coin is an 1887 6d identified as one type among very many patterns that exist for that year (and none have more than subtle differences): As you can see, the first 8 is struck over another 8; however the feature that first drew my attention to it (and why I bought it) is the big gap between the second 8 and the 7. The inner circles of the 8 point directly to a space, but on the normal example they are to the left of a bead. The tail of the 7 points exactly to a bead, rather than to the left of it.
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    name for large marbles

    Ah. I must have only had regular marbles then!
  20. Peckris 2

    name for large marbles

    In Liverpool they were "ollies"
  21. Peckris 2

    Ebay listings explained!!!!

    "You will receive the coin pictured"..................................................."...if you can track it down and buy it separately"
  22. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    "What's that?" "A castle" "What's a castle?" "I don't know, why do you ask?" "Ask what?" "I don't know" "What's that?" "A castle"
  23. Peckris 2

    Can anyone explain this?

    I turned into my drive and collided with a tree which isn't mine.
  24. Peckris 2

    Coin cabinets

    yeah - the Pheon is my main cabinet; as you say, lovely little thing.
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