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  1. Terry, Here's something I came across earlier this evening which I thought may interest you.
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    More Pennies

    I have a 13 width. How unusual is this?
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    1698 Half penny

    Thanks Chris, yes indeed, though sought rather than found. 😉
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    1698 Half penny

    As Rob suggests these are difficult to find having been struck for three months only. I have two, but they were bought several years apart and it's some time since I last saw one for sale anywhere. Note mine were struck from different reverse dies.
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    Coin prices continue to rise

    Me too. £3, wins or no, is neither here nor there.
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    More Pennies

    'Minor'? Ridiculous. How many confirmed examples do we now have, seven, eight? They've included the 1694 MVRIA halfpenny for many years even though, until a recent fourth came to light, only three were known. And if we're talking about early milled minor varieties, and whether or not they are deemed worthy of inclusion, just one 'off the top of my head' example of many, I'd suggest they might like to reconsider would be their 1675 farthing, no stop after CAROLVS. Again, been listed for years, and given a value, yet has anyone here ever seen one? I haven't, nor am I aware of anyone who has.
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    1981 25p "Experimental Coin"

    Same design as the old halfpenny trial dies. I have the 1957 one.
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    1879 Penny shuttle variety

    How about this for 'extra metal'.
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    1953 Farthing

    The most common.
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    1953 Farthing

    Standard 2/B, and not a proof.
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    Coin prices continue to rise

    Sachin Tendulkar, surely?
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    Coin prices continue to rise

    Strike a light!
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    Coin prices continue to rise

    I've a large bag of tulip bulbs in the shed. A grand a piece to anyone who wants some.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I can't imagine what their ugly coins might look like.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/72366/i.html?_ssn=coin.empire&store_name=coinempirenumismatica&_oac=1
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    name for large marbles

    'Ollies' were your regular marbles. The larger ones and ball bearings were 'Bullies'.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, I thought it a tad mushy looking too.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    'Light tooling'? Whitby Goth eyeliner. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/374212849519?mkevt=1&mkpid=2&emsid=e90001.m43.l1123&plmtId=700008&mesgId=3024&mkcid=8&ch=osgood&bu=44013324433&trkId=edbf371e-b52f-493a-9f67-a641c0f92a12&cnvId=700003&recoId=374212849519&recoPos=1
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Is this seller a giant?.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/266209500361?hash=item3dfb529cc9:g:-U8AAOSw3PtkMZKq&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwM6TE6RwVgAaqKVw%2B0RcLaDGmffNn2f88SEIiwHPfBYeGDLf9CylCgy1pjYJmEfUUdsbITHmbYD1RnGJxMPI2nNW1BYpd%2BD56EUBo2p235ODcs9vUB%2BexhFN9Gr%2Fa%2FGrs0v2eoNnUSDQ2K5eTaZ2afyk794ObIRR%2B3UQAicD4OrTgFmy9RCuc4aN3abbo%2BrGlmee6i7mcGwxQYg4yIKiq0SiVzIMyPgg4j2Vr7%2BGFHv5BEN%2FHgBDqp2RDUKFNqm8kA%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR8yMwpHyYQ
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Please, no undignified scramble.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404232938867?hash=item5e1e292573:g:RG0AAOSwN-FkLfOG&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4OmQo%2BGWXAyHX1WI4XTnwF%2FA0m87xQnsMIT5F3Q05xLn6ZyrApelO7MkZkSgqLFhMP%2FWgiux1wXU0KmDKxcnXYfuUKoQaD7aA2u%2BXvTWBsRF0gau4DzZfB93I3RhtBDmBsNZNNRwSUP1qKXuvP4RMR2zbwgWAqd44%2FR92ggiGDOMunW3QqkNtWy7jK22dKoSZ2DY2RUZQ1nV7c0Bw4bnmDecsNgMp3vUqM07TLMdR4NLh%2Bhrx0%2BuMTfoyzpyPSu1poU5fnX1WqNeZyLRXw1OzrhldEKIjqNYwioc8qN2EcV0|tkp%3ABk9SR4K168LrYQ
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Though none will buy, obviously. Same seller's full list. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?item=125587797461&rt=nc&_ssn=alibat-143&_pgn=1 I'm drawn to the rather lovely 1977 crown. Very rare, apparently, so likely a snip at £150....
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Many bargains to be had for the canny investor. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/11116/i.html?_ssn=santoor-uk&store_name=santooremporium&_oac=1&_pgn=1
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    Evasion and Contemporary Counterfeits

    You're very welcome. Did you spot, more than once, reference is made to the coining of sovereigns. 1690s?