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Peckris 2

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  1. Remind me which that is? I'm looking to upgrade my 1921 (pre-1920 obverse) which I've only got in VF.
  2. Peckris 2

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    Ditto.
  3. A friend who knew the Hindi alphabet was in India and painstakingly spelled out a sign in a big railway station. "R" she began, "É", "L", "W", "É", "ST", "É", "SH", "N". Then blushed...
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    Yeah, they definitely missed a trick.
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    New UNC Coins

    Yeah, but both those are commems. No-one ever talks about currency issues (even the 1983 'error' 2p is only in sets, but would probably have been headlined in any case; but otherwise...)
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    New UNC Coins

    Here's my take on it: the mintage is low, but not nearly low enough to be rare - after all, the 1952 sixpence (a much lower mintage) is plentiful in lower grades compared to the 1981 currency 10p. I think (and this is simply educated guesswork) that the majority of the mintage was never issued, and quite probably melted down. Unusual? Yes certainly, but look at the context: no more large currency 10p's were ever issued. From 1982 to 1991 they only occur in BU sets, and then the small 10p arrived. So in 1981 - the last year of large currency 10p's - the Mint may have overestimated the demand for more coins. Yet there hasn't been any media coverage of the 1981 10p, and even on eBay the sellers of generic 10 pences from circulation usually say 'pick your date' and then have a drop down menu that runs from 1968 to 1981 - I've never seen any of those have any stock dated 1981. So they must be pitifully hard to find in any grade? (Having said that, there's one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1981-Ten-Pence-Coin-Unused/373496292855?hash=item56f61d25f7:g:RvQAAOSw~kRgTMBg but I SUSPECT it's probably from the proof set?)
  7. On the subject of foreign menus: Our local Arab-run Mediterranean caff had a signboard outside that read GENUINE ARABIC COUSIN - and one of the items on their menu was FOUL MEDAMES
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    New UNC Coins

    I have 3, but they were all from the same auction lot in Warwick in the 90s.
  9. Peckris 2

    New UNC Coins

    You'll be lucky to find many in any grade!
  10. Most people handle coins by their middle (or at least the 'face') rather than the edge, so I'd expect the rim to not be the first area to wear. Those lions actually have quite good faces, especially the top left. The reverse looks to have had virtually no wear though there appears to be some to the veil and hair on the obverse.
  11. I'm surprised they didn't also highlight "roasted husband"
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    In 1746, Wales was legally redefined as part of England in the Wales and Berwick Act. That was repealed in 1967 since when Wales has legally been a separate country.
  13. My own take on that is that there may not be any wear, but the slightest sign of rubbing, or unevenness in the lustre, could be interpreted as AUNC - if a coin has been handled once or twice, does that count as circulation? Discuss...
  14. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I've asked! Will I get a reply? Watch this space...
  15. Peckris 2

    New to collecting - my story so far

    There never has been Wales on the British heraldry. It probably has something to do with the fact that England took over Wales many centuries ago, i.e. long before Scotland and Ireland? However in modern times, the £1 coins have addressed that issue.
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    Doesn't look right to me either, but it could just be awful photos.
  17. My own thoughts are that it's EF
  18. Is that the one from DNW last week?
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    Nice one(s)! Yes, that's a very nice 1893. If I'd known you were aiming that high I'd have spent more time looking out items for you, though the 1902 and 1936 were perfectly good coins, and competitively priced in my opinion.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It is most laughable in the 'Paul Is Dead' conspiracy theory. The theory goes that Paul had his "fatal car crash" ("he blew his mind out in a car..." ) on 9th November 66 after a row with the other 3 in the recording studio. If you hold a mirror (no really!) across the drum on the cover of Sgt Pepper's you get " I ONE IX ^ HE DIE ", the first part translating to the date. Sadly for these loonies, the British date translates to 11th September.
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    New to collecting - my story so far

    An EF 1936 : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1936-KING-GEORGE-V-SILVER-SHILLING-COIN-1-HIGH-GRADE/154369175239?hash=item23f11eaec7:g:bnAAAOSw3RlgS7~W
  22. Peckris 2

    New to collecting - my story so far

    Here's a very reasonable 1902 shilling ... but if buying, I'd ask the seller for the reverse picture. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GB-1902-SHILLING/154318675080?hash=item23ee1c1c88:g:6eAAAOSw1x9gHBQw
  23. In that light...
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    Have I only just noticed this, or have dates in quoted posts suddenly reverted to the nonsensical American MM/DD/YYYY format?
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