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Mr T

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  1. 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.
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    NEW 2023

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

    NEW 2023

    I agree - nice designs. I was never a fan of the sections of shield.
  5. 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).
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    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  10. 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.
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    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.
  13. Mr T

    2022 silver five pound mule

    Ah nice thank you.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Iain Dracott's article just says some reverse G have missing rocks, mainly from 1861 to 1863. More research required I guess.
  19. 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.
  20. Mr T

    2009 Mule 10 Pence With Lion Reverse of 2007

    Looking forward to hearing what comes of it.
  21. 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.
  22. Hm is it die fill? I dug up some pictures of reverse G and it looks like the rocks can be quite weak.
  23. Reverse G is 1861 to 1873 - I think there's a small rock but I guess it's the "no rocks" reverse?
  24. 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.
  25. The 1837 mule sixpence is one that's missing from Davies, but the coverage in Davies is generally better.