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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Pound coin alloy?

    That's essentially the NORTH & SOUTH of it....
  2. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Pound coin alloy?

    Apparently you are POLES apart....
  3. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Apropos to the above: A man travels to Spain and goes to a restaurant near the bull arena for a late dinner. He orders the house special and he is brought a plate with potatoes, corn, and two large meaty objects. "What's this?" he asks? "The Matador Special, Senor," the waiter replies. "What meat is it?" the man asks. "Cojones," the waiter explains, "They, are the testicles of the bull who lost at the arena this afternoon." At first the man is disgusted; but being the adventurous type, he decides to try this local delicacy. To his amazement, it is quite delicious. In fact, it is so good that he decides to come back again the next night and order it again. This time, the waiter brings out the plate, but the meaty objects are much smaller. "What's this?" he asks the waiter. "The Matador Special, senor," the waiter replies. "No, no," the man objects, "I had the Matador Special yesterday and it was much bigger than this." "Senor," the waiter explains, "the bull does not always lose."
  4. I believe it is what Iain Dracott identifies as a F over F in his Victorian Half Penny article... More defined than in my specimen.... Nice example of the variety....
  5. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

  6. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Here is the example in my collection. I thought I had another, but I can't locate it now. Possibly sold on ebay, but I can't access my records in turbolister...
  7. Bronze & Copper Collector

    1875 F79 Penny

    We better hope that eBay doesn't read this. They might get the wrong idea....
  8. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Tin NOT included!!!
  9. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    A job for Allen Stockton...
  10. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    If that were the case, it would beg the question of what years are available to take the "0" from. I am probably missing a date as I am writing this without referring to a guide, but the only dates on copper pennies that have a "0" in the date are 1806, 1807, and 1860.... 1808 excepted as unique.. I believe they have a method of softening the metal around the digit and moving the metal as required....
  11. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Entire Reverse
  12. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Entire obverse
  13. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Just for comparison, here is mine...
  14. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Rare coin lost in post

    Not to be too picky, but just to confirm that it is a typo and not an error in the RM system, I assume you meant to write December 31, 2020, not 2021... If it does say 2021, then their system has serious problems and argument could be made that it is unreliable and untrustworthy...
  15. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Freeman 14 Penny

    "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes - (The Sign of the Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  16. Bronze & Copper Collector

    186? Queen Victoria One penny

    I concur inasmuch as I think I see a shadow of part of the final digit which looks like parts of a 1.....
  17. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Penny Acquisition of the week

  18. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Gouby 2020 Additions & Amendments

    The 2 individual sets of 3 rings worked out.... these were only 3/4 inch rings, but they matched the spacing as imaged. I just cut an unused plastic binder that I had to make front and back covers to protect the pages. Not a perfect solution, but for me it works. An additional benefit to this option, is that the pages lay flat and you can keep them with the updated guide book.
  19. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Gouby 2020 Additions & Amendments

    Center space between the 2 groups of 3 is too far apart....
  20. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Gouby 2020 Additions & Amendments

    I might have found a workaround solution... I ordered this from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07VDX2TVH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4QALFbSH0V9A8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 it's a 3 ring grouping, supposedly with the proper spacing for the 2 individual 3 ring sections of an a5 binder. If 2 if these are used separately, you can make your own binder with the proper spacing between the 2 sections. Just make a front and back cover to protect the saved pages.. I'll let you know how it works out when I receive the shipment from Amazon..
  21. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Gouby 2020 Additions & Amendments

    I've checked the a5's on Amazon, but they don't appear to match up completely with the binder they are in. I might have to take a page in to a store and match it up properly...
  22. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Gouby 2020 Additions & Amendments

    Does anyone know the size binder that is used for the guidebook??? I want to put the old pages in a separate binder for reference as it is too tight to have them in the back of the original.. Thanks
  23. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Is This Halfpenny an 1861 6/8?

    F-282a, 7 & G, 6/8... Excellent find.... Congratulations..... much nicer than mine...
  24. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Is This Halfpenny an 1861 6/8?

    It certainly looks like one.... More like the 7 & G's that I've seen than a 5 & G, but would have to see the obverse to be conclusive....
  25. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I would never have thought that it could take so many words to say NOTHING... Possibly more words in the listing than in the dictionary....