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  1. Nick

    1763 Northumberland shilling

    Highly unlikely.
  2. For those interested in threepences, groats and Maundy sets, Baldwin's of St James's are currently auctioning the Portland Collection. Some lovely coins, mostly NGC graded.
  3. It's just a quirk of timing. Some 1920 sixpences and threepences were minted just before the change to 50% silver was made. I'm not aware of any other denominations being produced in sterling silver, but it is, of course, possible. Differentiating .500 and .925 is easy in raw form (based on ring), but impossible if slabbed.
  4. Nick

    Back to the future?

    A pint in the UK is 20 fluid ounces.
  5. If I had to guess, I'd say copper in first picture, bronzed in second.
  6. ... and a closer view of the date.
  7. You're right. There is a two plain fillets proof that doesn't have the overlapped border teeth, so your original theory could still be correct.
  8. I don't think so. The 1839 proof halfcrown has two overlapping border teeth just below the date and the currency halfcrown does not.
  9. I had no symptoms at all after both AZ jabs other than sleeping poorly that night.
  10. Nick

    more FAKES

    Another of those high quality fakes of 1864 florin DN 64 has appeared in the next DNW auction lot 398. Usual digs in the fields and cud on the n of tenth.
  11. The original ESC listed them as S which seems about right. Here's my example that sold recently.
  12. A shaker pint for me, but if push came to shove I'd drink a real ale from any of them.
  13. I've also got a few lots in the DNW auction on 6 Apr. There are one or two varieties on offer. The following posts give a few notes and some pictures for the lot with no picture.
  14. Sorry for the late reply, don't know how I missed the question, but it was EF.
  15. I do know that my Maundy 3d from the 1911 proof set was a 2+A.
  16. I think that the 1919 3d from LCA you refer to is a 3+B. Obverse 3 has the misaligned P in IMP and appears on threepences 1914-1926.
  17. Spink are currently offering said item for the princely sum of £45,000. Unique rarity for the collector with very deep pockets.
  18. According to the blurb, there are 2 known examples, so almost unique.
  19. Nick

    1917 Sixpences Grading

    Yes, both pretty weak, but that's usually the norm. I looked at the three on the PCGS website and all three are weak even though they have been given MS66, MS66 and MS67+. Heritage have previously sold a nice looking MS65 with a good obverse strike, but there aren't that many around.
  20. Nick

    1917 Sixpences Grading

    Just found a picture in my archive of another 1917 sixpence which I must have owned (or maybe still do if only I knew where). It's a slightly better strike than the one I sold at DNW.
  21. The surface looks quite porous in the close-up picture. The diameter is spot on, but the thickness and weight are both under. Whatever the method of production, it's a pretty good gap-filler.
  22. It doesn't look silver plated, it looks more like a standard 189x sixpence with a slightly larger 3 grafted on. What is the weight and is it standard thickness?