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Peckris 2

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  1. 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?

  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 11 hours ago, alfnail said:

    Thanks Blake, not really sure what that means, but it sounds like a compliment....much appreciated.

    If you look under your profile (on the left) you'll see the total number of posts you've made. Above it, with a green circle with a + in it, shows how many of your posts have been liked.

  6. 8 hours ago, Iannich48 said:

    Nice pics Larry. The first could be a double struck E over R, the second pic I have no idea what is overstruck, the third looks like E over R, the fourth is basically identical to the first pic. Just my opinions.

    If E over R what do you think about the protrusion showing above the E downstroke, which could not possibly be an R ?

  7. On 6/17/2023 at 10:22 AM, DrLarry said:

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    I'd say quite possibly E over B ? The top picture quite clearly shows the lower loop curving left back towards the downstroke, which the R wouldn't do.

    There's also something else going on above the E - something protruding above the top right hand side of the downstroke, and something to the right of the top serif which could in no way form part of an R

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  8. 9 hours ago, Mr T said:

    Ah yes, just the one obverse for the wreath sixpence in 1887 which I guess will be I of BRITT to gap.

    Indeed - though there are several scarce varieties, e.g. initials on truncation, and overstamped letters in VICTORIA, which mine isn't.

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  9. 2 hours ago, Sword said:

    I don't think there is any conflict of interest TBH. The royal mint is obliged to supply the public with circulating coins which they do. Their other interest is just to make as much money as possible. I don't imagine they would care where that money comes from.

    There should be a separate branch of the Mint which is TOTALLY divorced from the production side.