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1949threepence

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  1. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Now managed to locate an 1858 small date not over a 6 and not large rose - the daily obsessive scrolling through the 1858's, has finally paid off. I know this variety is quite rare. I took a chance with the buy, as the seller's picture did look as though there might be something between the loops on the left hand side of the 8, but it was tiny and not really like an 8/6. Minute examination under a powerful lighted loupe today, shows that it's definitely small 5 and definitely not over anything.
  2. 1949threepence

    Coin cabinet

    Yes, if you're on your own you can manage without a car (maybe get a pushbike, e bike, or motor bike instead). But you're spot on about a house and pension being necessary. These days both are priceless commodities. I really feel for generation rent who in many cases will always be in rented accommodation. They'll never get the capital together for a deposit. There but for the absolute grace of God.........
  3. Final piece of the jigsaw in my pre 1860 Victorian copper penny collection - an 1860/59. Quite decent specimen. Only ones to look out for now in this series, are the very expensive proofs. Unfortunately, certain other coins coming up, which I would have been very seriously interested in, now have to be put on the back burner until a further opportunity arises. I just had to have this.
  4. 1949threepence

    Old Coin Monthly's still outstanding

    If anybody has any of the following to spare, I'd be very grateful. Thanks in advance:- 1967: February, March, April, May, June, September 1968: March, May, September 1970: February, April.
  5. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    If it's the one I saw, not too clever, I'm afraid. Very worn. Poor.
  6. 1949threepence

    LCN- Rare Pennies

    I stumbled across this really interesting thread quite by chance whilst looking for something else. Clearly the inverted axis 1860/59 raised suspicion as to it's authenticity. However, it might also be worth pointing out that all obverses from the 1859 and 1860 pennies have that slight extension to the right of the base serif of the T of GRATIA. Looking at the coin, that feature also appears on the inverted axis specimen. That might suggest the coin is genuine. Although why the axis should be inverted is anyone's guess. Funnily enough I do have a 2000 dated penny with an inverted axis. So it happens.
  7. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Cheers John.
  8. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Meant to say I got this 1909 dot penny a few months back, and completely forgot about it. Just £4.64 off e bay. I know they're not that rare, but this one is about VF, and the price was a bargain.
  9. 1949threepence

    Coin cabinet

    Very true.
  10. 1949threepence

    Opinions requested.... VIGTORIA

    Agree with general consensus. Looks like it might be, but so low grade it's impossible to be definitive.
  11. Not working, and keeps inserting captcha pictures, such as "how many motorbikes". Anybody else, or is it just me? Won't work on any old numbers either. So not just the package I'm expecting tomorrow.
  12. 1949threepence

    What's the problem with Royal Mail track and trace?

    My VM router is cable connected like yours - it's that connection which is causing the issue. Using a mobile mifi from Three, or my smartphone data, it works no problem. Just appears to be the cable connected VM router. Not calling anyone though or it'll be another hour of my life wasted in a negative experience trying to meaningfully engage with idiots.
  13. 1949threepence

    What's the problem with Royal Mail track and trace?

    Possibly, although why that would be, I've no clue. It's always worked OK before. The only event I can tie it into is that I'm now using my works PC via the VM router. That employs a bit locker to encrypt any information traffic to and from the device. Although when switched off, I don't really see why that would have any continuing influence - always assuming it is that. As so often, the net effect of these security traps is to frustrate legit accesses.
  14. 1949threepence

    What's the problem with Royal Mail track and trace?

    Thanks for the above advice - appreciated. Interestingly - and somewhat bizarrely - it works no problem on my phone using EE data. On my tablet it works when using a mifi connected to the Three network, but not when connected to my Virgin Media router. With the mifi the captcha symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the screen does not appear. When using VM it does, with all the attendant irritating problems. Now that I'm working from home, I also tried my works PC, which is connected to my VM router. It won't work on there either. Same issue. So it looks as though I'll have to look up future tracked delivery status using a mobile device not connected to Virgin Media. Totally illogical, but a hard fact. Weird. Incidentally, I did find that no matter how many times I tried the captcha tests last night, none of them worked.
  15. 1949threepence

    On the topic of beer

    i don't drink at all these days, but when I did, it was nearly always a dimpled mug for beer.
  16. The best 1921 I saw was posted on the forum nearly 3 years ago - here
  17. The reverse is especially sharp.
  18. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, I saw it. Be foolish to buy such a coin, as you never know what horrors lurk unseen on the other side.
  19. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It is weird isn't it - and that's far from the only instance.
  20. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Considerably more !!!
  21. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Yes, they're obviously very expensive. But in truth they're not desperately rare. You wouldn't have to struggle to find one, or wait very long if you couldn't.
  22. 1949threepence

    BBC articles

    In literal logical terms, that principle is identical. We know what they mean, but it's very clumsy wording, and the inference is that a metal detector is only used for criminal purposes. It would have been better if they'd said "The metal detector he carried was used for nefarious purposes". But then it is the BBC who these days don't seem quite the impartial body they once were.
  23. 1949threepence

    BBC articles

    Agreed. If he was just carrying a metal detector then surely that's a slur against anybody who carries a metal detector for perfectly lawful expeditions.
  24. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    I think you might be right. It would certainly account for why many coins from that era show so much wear. Conversely why the majority are in such good condition, as most of the public just didn't try to spend them after 1869.
  25. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Couple of questions which have been intriguing me. I'm not entirely sure anyone can answer them with any degree of true certainty, but I thought I would throw them out there for the sake of interest if nothing else. The first question concerns the 1827 penny. Clearly they are a scarce item, but why are so many porous/corroded? That seems to be a commonality in many (although not all). I read one report that the porosity was incurred on a sea voyage to Australia, where the pennies had apparently been produced for. But this was an unofficial account, although it sounds plausible enough. If seawater had breached the hold where the coins were stored, the corrosion is easily explained. Is it true though? I've also noted that it appears virtually impossible to obtain one in very high grade. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************* The second question concerns the 1860/59. Over 32,000 of these were minted and I've now read in two sources that they were never issued for circulation. But if that was the case, then what happened to them? Where were they kept and how come they are in the public domain at all? Moreover, I've seen a few - one was posted on here a while back - which had quite obviously been in circulation. From the state of it, you'd have been forgiven for thinking it was for longer than the 9 or 10 years possible maximum before demonetisation.
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