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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    In what way is this any different from the date width variations found on most years of OH pennies? Genuine question.
  2. Sorry, I'm none the wiser!
  3. Peckris 2

    unable to post links?

    yep, seems to work. (don't buy that penny, way overpriced!)
  4. Peckris 2

    unable to post links?

    Sorry, I got my youtubes mixed up with my ebays - trying an ebay link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304031301636?hash=item46c9ad8004:g:bUYAAOSwPYFfSTt9
  5. Who is that guy? If I knew, I could perhaps understand this post!
  6. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    It seems like a microscopic difference really. However to me, the 1 on the variety looks thicker than it does on mine. That might be enough to account for the "just about over a bead" versus "exactly over a bead"? So, same die, but the 1 recut perhaps.
  7. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    Is this one also? The second 1 is pointing to a tooth.
  8. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    It seems to have a wider rim than usual?
  9. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Saxon Roman? He's certainly hedging his bets! Surprised he didn't include Greek, Persian, and plumber's mate too...
  10. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Agreed. I'd struggle to give that obverse even VF, though the reverse - as so often for this series - is a grade or so higher.
  11. the caption is the best bit!
  12. Shouldn't those be in wood not stone?
  13. I was hospitalised for a couple of days after the first jab BUT... without MS I'd just have had a day off feeling extra tired and weak, nothing worse the second day in hospital I was fine but they wouldn't discharge me until they'd set up home help for a few days After the second jab, virtually no ill effects.
  14. I think you're right. The 1927 proofs fall into 3 categories: denominations only occurring as proofs (florin, 3d) a different design from the currency denominations (6d, 2/6) the shilling (I've omitted the crown which is something of a special case). The first group command the highest prices, then the halfcrown (size and popularity), while the sixpence price suffers a bit from the fate of all small coins. In that respect, the fact they all have the same mintage is not really relevant.
  15. Peckris 2

    Gloves.

    Ah, that explains it. That was during my absence from this forum.
  16. Peckris 2

    Gloves.

    I'm way out of date..
  17. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    "Cooper" is about right, with all those holes..
  18. Peckris 2

    Gloves.

    Neil Paisley is now MD of Baldwins? Wow, I missed that. When did he leave Colin Cooke?
  19. Peckris 2

    2018 50p Next big thing?

    Yes. It's weird, the actual mintage is only small (19m) compared to 1969, but I guess people put the 1969s aside but not the 1970. Your average Joe would have wanted the first year I guess, and mintage figures were only relevant to collectors.
  20. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    Apparently France converted from copper to bronze from 1848.
  21. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    A lot of that - the tonnage data - is way over my head! However, do consider all the circumstantial evidence: I read somewhere (sorry, I don't have the source) that the changeover to bronze was originally to have happened in 1858, but there were so many problems with the thinner dies that it was pushed back. This makes sense if you then take into account all the very many varieties of 1858 penny - that they decided to use up existing dies resulting in several overdates. At greater leisure they produced dies for 1859 (very few varieties), which then got pressed into service again in 1860 when 30k pennies were needed in a hurry. If the changeover didn't happen until late in 1860, that would reinforce the 'low mintage' rationale. Meanwhile, if they didn't experience the same problems with the two smaller denominations, they would have gone ahead with minting those bronzes. The 1860 copper halfpenny and farthing - much rarer - could indeed have been mementoes not intended for circulation.
  22. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    Ah, but they managed fine from 1861 - 63!
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