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    Devon, England
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    British Pre-decimal Milled and Hammered coinage. Some decimal and foreigh coins.

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  1. I don't often get drawn to the dark side (foreign coins) but here a couple more I got a while back. I particularly like the Hannover piece as it is George IV as Elector of Hannover as well as King of Britain.
  2. Yes, I know it has been mounted and repaired, but still an attractive design. The Hapsburg chin was the clincher for me:
  3. Paddy

    1905 Halfcrown

    I am not going to risk dipping it - I quite like the exaggerated detail that comes with the toning. I will leave any cleaning to my successors in its custodianship.
  4. Paddy

    Chinese coin on ebay

    I can see it in Krause - Y#335, page 440 in my 2011 edition. Described as "Unadopted design of National emblem". Estimated value bears no resemblance to the figures on Ebay though!
  5. Paddy

    1905 Halfcrown

    Or mine! More tarnished but maybe more detail?
  6. I think it is called Horsetail or Mare's Tail. See https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=257 for advice.
  7. I picked up these two fractional farthings as upgrades yesterday - swapped for some Roman pieces I had spare:
  8. This is my type 2 1826 farthing - not too bad and picked up cheap in a job lot:
  9. The 1888 and 1909 look very obviously heavily cleaned to me. It is not just the colour, but also the evidence of quite a bit of wear, which is at odds with the apparent lustre. I see quite a few like this, where some amateur has been at them with lemon juice or similar. I would be less certain of the 1854 - the wear and residual lustre look much more in keeping.
  10. Paddy

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    Welcome to the forum Greg! You ask a lot of questions that needs long answers, and I am sure others will chip in with their thoughts. Just to let you know, I also live in Devon, so if you would like to meet up, we can discuss and I can pass on my thoughts. (I have been collecting and dealing for 20 years+.) I am in Barnstaple Pannier market most Wednesdays, if you are in North Devon?
  11. Reasonably decent 1918 Florin upgrade picked up cheap the other day:
  12. I still think this is the best way to deal with them:
  13. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He can't even get the date right!
  14. That must rank alongside Ratners for a quick way to lose your job!
  15. Another nice find for someone: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-57520248