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Mr T

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  1. This got a mention in the last issue of Coin News I think but there were no pictures. I don't normally keep track of decimal stuff but it looks like a 2022 five pound was struck with a two pound obverse. Only one known so far.
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    2022 silver five pound mule

    Two to three production runs makes sense. Maybe - I think there are some modern mules that are too good to be true. This one seems plausible given the similarity between dies at least.
  3. Mr T

    2022 silver five pound mule

    I assume they weren't all made in one run (the regular ones anyway). How does it work? I assume the coins are for sale for a year or so, during which the Royal Mint will keep producing them as long as they keep selling.
  4. Mr T

    Halfpenny ID check

    Hard to say - I don't know of any study of die markers. I do have in my notes that Dracott says it also exists as a circulated coin, but now I don't remember where that's from. If it's not in his July 2004 article, maybe his more recent article - November 2021 I think.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I think it's A#? The date is wider and Britannia has short hair.
  6. Mr T

    2022 silver five pound mule

    Ah nice thank you.
  7. I was looking at this the other day and it says release date September 2024 - was that there before? I didn't see it as in stock anywhere last time I went looking either.
  8. Looks like it's the browser - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66348773/this-form-is-not-secure-autofill-has-been-turned-off-only-in-chrome The forums isn't served with HTTPS which is why you're getting the error, but I'm a bit confused as to why it's not happening for everyone.
  9. Mr T

    2022 silver five pound mule

    There was no picture of the coin in the article and no NGC holder number was given. I don't think you can get the image from NGC without the holder number.
  10. Mr T

    The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain (2016)

    I don't disagree - the individual numbers are handy but don't offer much room for growth (neither do die numbers but it seems to be less messy there). With Australian halfpennies and pennies the die numbers/letters has worked reasonably well but there have been no new die discoveries either.
  11. Iain Dracott's article just says some reverse G have missing rocks, mainly from 1861 to 1863. More research required I guess.
  12. Ah yeah I checked Mal Lewendon's photos and he notes a reverse G with no rocks, but doesn't give much more detail than that I think.
  13. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    Looking forward to hearing what comes of it.
  14. Mr T

    Amazing 14 years of the same news

    Same here in Australia - some reporter sees something on TikTok or the like and runs yet another story on the same coin that they ran a couple of years back.
  15. Hm is it die fill? I dug up some pictures of reverse G and it looks like the rocks can be quite weak.
  16. Reverse G is 1861 to 1873 - I think there's a small rock but I guess it's the "no rocks" reverse?
  17. Mr T

    The rarest coin you own?

    Okay I finally got around to doing it and it looks like the 7 at denticle is a normal 1887 sixpence, besides the date difference. It has 119 rim denticles like Davies 1160 and the leaves and berries all appear the same to me.
  18. The 1837 mule sixpence is one that's missing from Davies, but the coverage in Davies is generally better.
  19. Mr T

    1981 25p "Experimental Coin"

    Predecimal halfpenny trial?
  20. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    Yes coin collecting has seen a rise in my opinion but for the decimal stuff more so.
  21. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    I'm surprised it wasn't at the time (or maybe it was - I can't remember when I started subscribing).
  22. Hm, working now. The noses do look a bit different for sure.
  23. Are those links not loading for anyone else at the moment?
  24. Interesting, I remember seeing a 1966 Australian specimen set offered for sale and it was reportedly from the Pretoria Mint collection - no other details though.
  25. Mr T

    The rarest coin you own?

    Ah yes, just the one obverse for the wreath sixpence in 1887 which I guess will be I of BRITT to gap.
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