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Mr T

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  1. Does anyone have Bull volume II (gold coins from 1816 onwards)? I'm wondering whether to buy it or whether Marsh's books (and subsequent updates) contain the same information.
  2. I was looking at the Royal Mint Museum's website recently and was unable to find a listing of all the coins - I know it used to be at http://collection.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/index.asp (it could be filtered by year etc) but it looks like this is now gone. Was it replaced or is it coming back again?
  3. I got in contact and they say it will be back soon.
  4. Mr T

    1911 penny

    Interesting. I don't there was ever any consensus on the dot on 1922 pennies which looks quite similar.
  5. Looks like something but not a V to my eyes.
  6. Hm, the B in BRITT looks too close to Victoria's head to be obverse 6, but I don't see an LC WYON either.
  7. Not in the 3rd edition (1964) of A Guide Book of English Coins.
  8. No joy with the first two but https://www.britnumsoc.org/images/PDFs/1967_BNJ_36_26j.pdf opened up for me.
  9. A shame he didn't publish the raw numbers for the lower denominations. I'm sure I read he got interested in the 1940s when he was in primary school (I think). I don't remember where I saw that though.
  10. Still keep your own copy - last year something went awry and Google was incorrectly classifying people's personal files as pirated content.
  11. English Silver Coinage 30th Anniversary edition by P Alan Rayner is still saying September 2024 which seems like quite a lead time for this sort of book. Also, is http://www.spinkbooks.com/ not loading for anyone else at the moment?
  12. It was mentioned in a recent Coin News but in cased you missed it, Hocking's catalogue of the Royal Mint collection (and Webster's as well) is available at https://library.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/archive/catalogues-of-the-royal-mint-museum-collection?
  13. Mr T

    more FAKES

    Got pictures of the fake 1850 shilling?
  14. Mr T

    A comparison of two auction houses

    Sounds like how ebay works these days...
  15. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    Nice, well that answers that.
  16. Where's the Freeman 8B numbering from?
  17. Mr T

    Facebook Coin Pages/Groups?

    I don't care for Discord as a forum replacement - not so easy to search, and it's very easy to miss a discussion if you leave it too long. Forums and threads work best I think, and that's what I prefer.
  18. Do you have the coin in hand to check? I haven't been able to find a lot of die letter A examples but it looks like the coins with A near or touching the linear circle have faint/no rocks while the coins with the A touching the lighthouse definitely have rocks.
  19. Mr T

    NEW 2023

    Exactly - it's clever but I didn't think the designs looked good on their own either.
  20. Interesting, there are more die letter A examples than I expected. Anyway, left with more questions than answers as usual.
  21. Mr T

    NEW 2023

    I agree - nice designs. I was never a fan of the sections of shield.
  22. And a little bit of an update to this - I haven't done a in-depth study of the G with rock/G with no rock from 1861 to 1873, but I have had a brief look. From 1863 to 1873, the pictures I have at hand all seem to show a rock (though a bit faint at times). More interestingly, the 1862 with A to left of lighthouse has no rocks while the 1862 with A to right of lighthouse has a rock, at least from the handful of images I've looked at (https://www.baldwin.co.uk/product/victoria-1837-1901-halfpenny-1862-die-letter-a-rrr/, https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&auc=124&searchlot=555&searchtype=2, https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&auc=162&searchlot=2355&searchtype=2).
  23. Mr T

    USA proof sets

    I don't really track US coins but yeah probably the high mintage would be part of it. I'd assume that collectors are very much divided (like here) into classic (1960s or earlier) and modern (alphabet sets/state quarters) and maybe these sets fall in between.
  24. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    Looking forward to hearing what comes of it. It's good that the Royal Mint still do look into things like this - the Royal Australian Mint stopped years ago I believe.
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