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Peckris 2

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  1. 2 hours ago, copper123 said:

    yes he remains the only british king to have published a book and its a pile of rubbish .

    from what I recall witches were only burned in scotland was it (?)  the pendle witches not sure how they died but they did and just because they were were old and without husbands .

    James did like his art though and is responsible for quite a lot of the royal art collection which is owned by the crown which is you and me by the way through the goverment

    After some pretty awful torture to make them confess they were then hanged :(

  2. On 5/5/2024 at 7:53 PM, Master Jmd said:

    Not to take away from your sale - this would be a wonderful addition to a bookcase - but if anyone's interested in the book's contents it's available in full on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/bim_eighteenth-century_tables-of-english-silver_folkes-martin_1761/mode/2up


    Interesting that the author annotates the top of each page with the monarch's name - yet for the whole of the Commonwealth (several pages) the pages are annotated as "Chas II". He also refers to the execution of Charles I as "the king's murder".

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  3. 17 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    Another TPG 1925 half crown. Perhaps flogging a dead horse but I think I prefere my one

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    Yours is superb. As to the other, can you post a link rather than a picture, which is too small to see useful details?

  4. 22 hours ago, Martinminerva said:

    Somebody else now trying to jump on that bandwagon, though suspect this one is just total ignorance rather than fraud.


    I particularly like the "obtuse" reference!!


    Very obtuse - he mentions the "1927 obverse" not reverse!

  5. 5 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    Upcoming in the 16 April Noonan's auction is a superior 1893 Jub. Sixpence (NOT mine!). This coin demonstrates the sorry strikes for this coin as the hair detail, etc. looks to be aEF but inspection of the rims shows very little wear & the topmost details of the leave on reverse wreath also suffer...

    The 1895 YH farthings suffer the same poor/worn die problem.

  6. On 3/30/2024 at 7:21 PM, copper123 said:

    Does not even have the right date it says 1905 on the obverse - takes a lot to get the date wrong on a coin

    It doesn't if it's clearly a fantasy coin, not intended to replicate the real thing.

  7. 7 hours ago, SteveW said:

    That looks just like my sixpence! So, a novelty, an error, or worth half of sixpence? 😊

    Unfortunately, missing the obverse I would say it's "only" of interest as a curio - but worth keeping!

  8. I agree that both appear to be E/B though  the lower limb of the E is harder to make out on the earlier picture. I can see someone mistaking a halfpenny-sized E for a B - especially with the serifs curving inward - but it's much harder to see someone mistaking an F for a B though it's not impossible of course!

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  9. Welcome to the forums  Steve :)

    In my opinion the 6d has been machined sometime AFTER issue from the Mint. The difference in weight and thickness shows it's not a regular planchet, and a trial such as you suppose would be the same width and weight as a regular specimen.

    It would be good to see pictures of the obverse and reverse of the 1860 fathing. It might indeed be a toothed/beaded mule but do be aware that the toothed border can and often is, mistaken for beaded.

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    1. they reflect the 'real' economy, i.e. the GDP of a nation

    2. they are underwritten by the national bank(s)

    you cannot say either in relation to Bitcoin

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  11. 6 hours ago, Rob said:
    • Rare 1p Coin Set: Three monarchs, three eras-these copper coins, minted in 1936, 1945 and 1967, bear the weight of time. Yours for £2150.00

    Wow. 1p coins dated 1936, 1945, and 1967??

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  12. On 3/11/2024 at 3:26 PM, david.bordeaux said:

    I recently bought this 1895 penny, completely outside my usual area of interest, as I'm doing some research into George de Saulles. I know next to nothing about pennies, but assume from the price I paid that this is the more common variety of high/low tide on the reverse?


    Yes - the scarce variety used to be called the "2mm variety" as that was the distance from the trident to P of PENNY, greater that that on the normal variety. The scarce variety also has a sea level so low it's barely there behind Britannia.

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