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Peckris 2

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  1. 3 hours ago, copper123 said:

    Yes this also contributed to the bubble in modern coins that happened in the early 70'sand  late sixties , its easy to look back in old coin monthlies from that time and be horified at the prices

    ie Mint grade 1959 halfcrown £20

    Anyone who paid those prices was well and truely stitched up

    I've said it before, but the 1970 Coins & Medals annual price guide listed the 1797 twopence in BU at £35, while the 1932 penny in BU was £50. :blink:

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  2. On 7/22/2023 at 6:27 PM, VickySilver said:

    Although it does make me wonder about the actual currency piece that Colin Cooke had for a bit and is written up still on his site. How in the world did it get out into circulation and even more strange how did it manage to be out in channels long enough to pick up that much wear and not be discovered; I also note that it does not appear to be a circulated proof or to be of any special manufacture.

    I do remember the late 60s Coin Monthly where this find was mentioned, and the letter from the RM certifying it as genuine.

    Until decimalisation was announced as a definite thing in 1966 there was very little interest in postwar coins - I can quite imagine the halfcrown circulating without much notice, not until the Check Your Change booklet appeared, and even Coin Monthly didn't appear until late 1966.

  3. On 7/19/2023 at 2:54 PM, PWA 1967 said:

    One i recently purchased ,not the best grade or condition 😀

    F16 5+D ONF and looking at Richards Rare penny site i wasnt aware there was so few known.


    were you doing the washing up when you posted this? I've never before seen an example of an 1860 PINNY...

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  4. D&P = developing and printing, a quaint thing we used to do (or for most - have done) when photos were dependent on a strip of emulsion which, when exposed, had to be plunged into various baths of chemicals thus producing a 'negative' of the photographs. Then this had to be projected onto light sensitive paper using said enlarger, after which the paper was plunged into more chemical baths, then there was your picture!

  5. On 7/12/2023 at 6:39 PM, Paddy said:

    I have this one down as F176 - I hope I am right? Please correct me if not.

    I have been out of commission for a while and not sure I will be continuing with my collection, so this may come up for sale soon.


    1913 D F176 3-side.JPG

    If you decide to sell please send me a PM

  6. On 7/12/2023 at 7:07 PM, copper123 said:

    We are of course very lucky to have the gulf stream - without it these isles would be more like Canada in the winter - please god , no , I just hate my winter bills as they are nevermind a -30 ,in that temperature I am pretty sure I would be stuck at home in the winter for four months.

    The gulf stream is slowly moving mainly if not entirely due to the melting of Arctic ice. However we will never get Canada weather as our weather prdominantly is subject to Atlantic westerlies which means much milder, damper climate.

  7. 5 hours ago, BottleCapDave said:

    I have spent some time creating major variety lists per reign using Google sheets. Nothing sophisticated, just reference numbers, dies id's and their descriptions etc. I will say Groom has been helpful with higher quality images and more detailed descriptions of Davies' varieties. As a newbie I have yet to pick up Rayner's book, does he include any major die varieties not listed in Davies?

    Are you talking about ESC? If so, the answer is 'unlikely' - Davies is the expert for post-1816 silver, while ESC is the go-to for early milled.

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  8. On 7/9/2023 at 10:06 PM, 1949threepence said:

    You might get away with it depending on the time of your session. I think there will be some rain in your part of the world early on, but will clear by late morning (11ish). Probably much heavier over the Bristol Channel in South Wales. 

    Thunder unlikely as this is just ordinary, common or garden, frontal rain.

    Sadly, during a 5 minute scoot to the bus, it decided to absolutely pour down (12:45) and I got soaked. :( The only consolation is that in the other 3 segments of the journey, it didn't rain.

  9. On 7/8/2023 at 12:25 PM, 1949threepence said:

    Finally managed to get a decent grade 1856 OT. Obviously not the absolute apex, but orders of magnitude better than the one I've got. I'd say toned EF/NEF. No issues.

    This is lot 401 from the recent Baldwin's auction. Was chased all the way for it as well. 

    Baldwins refer to "intermittent lustre", but I can't see any lustre at all.

    It will appear when you're not looking at it :lol:

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  10. What do they mean, "the only one of its kind known"? The only 1990 20p struck on the wrong planchet? Quite probably. But what about other 'known' coins struck on the wrong planchet? They are all unique misstrikes and therefore only of interest to those who collect such things. Is there anyone here even remotely interested?

  11. 4 hours ago, copper123 said:

    Was not the major thing at this time trying to get rid of "Ghosting" it had plagued all early george V pennies and was a particular hate of the king who himself who was a collector , so it would not surprise me if these were made by the mint and given away as keepsakes to important  visitors

    It is thought that experimentation with that had already occurred by 1923, that is *IF* the 1922 penny with similar reverse to 1927 was actually struck in 1922 (my own thought is that it could well have been struck later - to strike a few pennies with a date of 1923/24/25 could have been problematic if they got out).

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  12. On 6/30/2023 at 1:38 AM, Rob said:

    According to Google I apparently have in excess of 4000 items on my site that are missing field image and so can't be searched. This is clearly not the case as the pictures come up every time of all the items I checked. Am I using the wrong image type (jpg) and should be using something else (png?)? I hope not because redoing 4000+ images is not going to happen - I guarantee I'll lose the will to live. But if I can sort this it might go some way to improving on the consistently small number of eyeballs I get for any items not on the recently added page. The home page items regularly appear in the first dozen listing for a search, but older items may be a few hundred places down the list, if at all. Interestingly, the search for a home page listed item may rank in the top few search places despite it having a missing field image. Confused.


    I searched for "field image" and there was nothing relevant that came up. I'd suggest that if your site still apparently functions ok, I wouldn't worry about mysterious messages from Google.

  13. On 7/2/2023 at 7:16 PM, 1949threepence said:

    Had to laugh yesterday afternoon. A local coffee shop which I sometimes frequent to have a cappucino, became card only recently, but yesterday when I went in, the machine had gone wrong and wasn't operating. So they were forced to accept cash (fortunately had a spare tenner), and give IOU notes to the customers in place of change.

    It was either that or an empty shop.


    The local Cote Brasserie only accepts card payments and have done ever since after the first lockdown. I'm hoping I enoy a good meal there and then their card machine breaks down! I don't carry cash ...


    On 7/2/2023 at 9:43 PM, Sword said:

    I unexpectedly went to B&Q today and realised I didn't have my wallet. I had a £20 note and thankfully there was still a till that accepts cash.

    Might be I use cash once a week these days.


    I did once unexpectedly go to B&Q. I looked around, wondered where I was for several minutes, then went up to the counter and asked for a packet of frozen peas. And four candles...

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