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Peckris 2

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  1. 17 minutes ago, Patrick2023 said:

    Thanks. Adding to my question, I found this specimen on Noonans auction. Both obv and rev dies do look quite worn (a die crack along Britannia elbow). So was KH16 used solely in the early Soho period? Peck in his book said that “practically certain that KH 10 to 17 were early pieces”. I find it quite odd that these lacking detail pieces were produced in the early period along their counterparts.

    Perhaps your example is a Taylor restrike, but @Rob would know whether that's possible from the die(s) in question.

  2. 15 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Some of them you now could obtain at the same absolute price you would have paid then - unadjusted for inflation. A BU 1953 penny being an example.

    The 1953 plastic set as well - about £5 back then, and you needn’t pay much more now. It's weird how 1953 was considered a 'scarce year' back then, with no-one apparently realising that millions put coins aside in the first year of a new monarch.

  3. What I think you're seeing is almost entirely the result of photography - the second slightly less precise focus than the first and third - and also the lighting used. You should also see that - unlike when a coin is scanned not photographed - those 3 pictures each show the coin in a slightly different plane; the second example in particular seems to show that the plane is tilted with the head closer to the camera than the bust.

    The scratches on the first are incuse not raised, and therefore not die scratches.

  4. 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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  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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?