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  1. New addition to my Charles I halfcrown obsession collection - this one has outstanding provenance, passing through Helen Farquhar, Dr E Burstal, J G Brooker 906 (this coin), P Hunt, Colin Adams, Roderick Richardson and Maurice Bull
  2. Recent-ish, I'm a bit behind with sharing my most recent aCquistions! 1700 halfcrown
  3. Very nice Will. I'm also collecting Kempson's Coventry buildings (along with Bath and Birmingham), I don't have an example of that one yet. Here's my little collection of Coventry buildings so far
  4. Noonans auction win today (Charles I Halfcrown York type 3) Can anyone elaborate on the provenance given please (SNC July-August 1957 (18458))? I'm interested in what the description was in the circular ...
  5. I always smile at the declaration on some of the civil war coins, like my Briot style horseman Oxford halfcrown. The reverse shows a shortened version of the “Declaration” which Charles made in Wellington in September 1642, in which he promised to uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, and the Liberty of Parliament, shown in two lines across the centre of the coin. RELIG:PROT:LE:AN:LI:PA Being an abbreviation for:- RELIGIO PROTESTANTIUM LEGES ANGLIAE LIBERTAS PARLIAMENTI Which translates as:- The religion of the Protestants, the laws of England and the liberty of Parliament
  6. Following on from the popularity of the 'Let's see your copper coins ...' thread, and the recent postings on my question concerning the prevalence of toning in English milled silver, I have started this thread to gawk at pics of toned English milled silver. Anything goes, but attractive natural toning is preferred! Artificially rainbow toned US slabbed tat is specifically discouraged!! Here's a few of mine to get things started My avatar coin, and one of my first (lucky) eBay purchases
  7. This week's budget-busting acquisition (crown)
  8. A recent win from Noonans I'm very happy with Charles I Scottish Thirty Shillings, Third Coinage (1637-42), Briot’s coinage mm. flower and b on obv., thistle and b on rev SCBI 35 1427-9, S. 5553, Bull 6 (this coin) Ex. Maurice Bull collection SNC April 1989 (1846)
  9. It's a restoration broad (20 shillings) by Thomas Simon
  10. Patterns are not something I usually go for, but got to have at least 1 example, right?
  11. If Lloyd Bennett was there, then very likely, yes
  12. Thanks Stu - do you remenber that 'research' Newark piece you sold me a few years back?
  13. By far and away my coin acquisition of the MONTH!
  14. Increasingly liking this one, my best example of a George II young head roses halfcrown type
  15. Getting in to Conder tokens increasingly, this a rare Middlesex Hackney example, D&H 309, just landed
  16. Exactly! I've amassed 29 of the blighters now, all very different ...
  17. Limiting myself to Charles I halfcrowns so as not to get spread too thin Stu!
  18. Newly acquired 1643 Halfcrown Oxford, Briot Style Horseman, Oxford Plume in field S. 2964 N. 2420 Bull 607/29 (this coin) 14.88g Provenance Bt MH Coins May 2022 Ex Maurice Bull, plate coin for 607/29 Ex Mark Rasmussen list 20/56, 2010 Ex Colin Adams 189 (£400) Spink 177,2005 Ex V.J.E. Ryan 1244 (£3), 1952
  19. Sounds like a bum issue to me, return it
  20. Paulus

    Elizabeth Halfpenny, good or wrong?

    My vote is thick
  21. 1797 Warwickshire Birmingham Kempson’s Halfpenny Conder Token Obverse: THE NEW BRASS WORKS 1796 Reverse: P. KEMPSON . MAKER OF BUTTONS MEDALS &c BIRMINGHAM Edge: Plain Part of Peter Kempson’s “Birmingham Building” token series, made to sell to collectors. D&H 203 Just 1 more to get hold of in this 27 design series (Birmingham Workhouse D&H 186/187)