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On 6/29/2023 at 10:22 AM, Old Money said:

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Great condition too 

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Just saw this posted on Facebook and thought of you guys..
 

 

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I found a yh Parthing in my collection , its in nice grade too , I thought they all were spelt PARTHING ,shows what I know , I really do need roger's book

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He was wrong the smallest coin is the 16th farthing I have two of those

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Picked up a nice L' entente cordiale medalette by lauer the other day to replace my manky old holed one .

This is a nice example with lustre

Still looking for the blackpool tower one though

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On 9/3/2023 at 3:25 PM, copper123 said:

Picked up a nice L' entente cordiale medalette by lauer the other day to replace my manky old holed one .

This is a nice example with lustre

Still looking for the blackpool tower one though

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Here are examples of the Blackpool Tower & Blackpool Wheel "Half Farthings" that copper123 mentions above.

Apologies for poor photos, the toning on these is very dark - almost akin to the mint darkened farthings of similar period.

 

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Just to start this thread off again heres a little lovely that I picked up at the last York fair (Friday)

Have never seen one like this -its the smallest size and has a grained edge , hopefully someone might know a bit about it , its in lovely grade and I jumped at it for £12 , total bargain in this grade I am sure.

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Yes, somewhere I have a couple of those. Very nice and probably my only toy coins. (I think the engraver - SGO - has the surname Onions??)

It's the future Edward VII in case you were wondering...

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5 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, somewhere I have a couple of those. Very nice and probably my only toy coins. (I think the engraver - SGO - has the surname Onions??)

It's the future Edward VII in case you were wondering...

That’s correct - some say this is where the saying “Know your Onions” comes from, but I can’t be sure.

A (presumably) full set of these in the original mesh purse, in the original cardboard box does exist in private hands. When I remarked to the current owner that it must have been expensive, they replied “it cost an arm and three legs”. 

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10 minutes ago, kai1998inc said:

That’s correct - some say this is where the saying “Know your Onions” comes from, but I can’t be sure.

apparently that's one theory. another says it's from an OED editor CT Onions. yet another says it began in the US.

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21 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, somewhere I have a couple of those. Very nice and probably my only toy coins. (I think the engraver - SGO - has the surname Onions??)

It's the future Edward VII in case you were wondering...

from the look of his age it dates to 1845 or so

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Hello everyone hope you're all well. 

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1 hour ago, DrLarry said:

Hello everyone hope you're all well. 

Welcome back to the fold. 😁

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Any new buys Larry?

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Ok everyone's gone a bit quiet heres something rare to wake you up its in great condition as well

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Just now, copper123 said:

Ok everyone's gone a bit quiet heres something rare to wake you up its in great condition as well

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Those are rare - nice find!

Now that you've mentioned the 1911 series, I picked this up a few months ago. Oddly, it included a few of each denomination known, except the florin, which was missing entirely. So I think you may have the rarest of a rare set!

Link: Unpublished toy coin box with 31 coins dated 1911 - £0.00 : Rare Coins and Tokens, On Line Catalogue

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The box has p. may as the cashier so it should be easy to go back through the old B.O.E. cashiers and  work out if its in the 1911 period 

Simples really

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1 hour ago, copper123 said:

The box has p. may as the cashier so it should be easy to go back through the old B.O.E. cashiers and  work out if its in the 1911 period 

Simples really

I doubt they would use a genuine name because it might confer 'official' status in the eyes of the public, consequently raising hackles at the mint/BoE leading to them having to publicly disown them as per Moore's Models

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On 2/13/2024 at 7:55 PM, copper123 said:

Any new buys Larry?

No not really been in a bit of a selling mode and been buying art it's easier to see and doesn't need a microscope. I had to get all my windows and doors replaced so sold a few rare pennies half pennies.  Hope you are well. 

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On 2/13/2024 at 5:28 PM, Zo Arms said:

Welcome back to the fold. 😁

Thank you .  At last all my Swiss sets arrived and Portuguese lauers arrived not had much opportunity to look at them.  I've been busy selling stuff. 

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14 hours ago, Rob said:

I doubt they would use a genuine name because it might confer 'official' status in the eyes of the public, consequently raising hackles at the mint/BoE leading to them having to publicly disown them as per Moore's Models

Frank may gave up the job in 1893 so its pretty certain that box does not belong with the 1902 set as their is 15 years difference in date , its more certain that this box had a 1887 0r 1893 set inside IMHO.

By the way I would imagine that box and set of rare coins would fetch £700 or so in that grade  (Around £20 to £25 a coin) am I guessing right ?

It certainly is not one for a collector on a budget I bet the reverend rogers would have loved it

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23 minutes ago, copper123 said:

Frank may gave up the job in 1893 so its pretty certain that box does not belong with the 1902 set as their is 15 years difference in date , its more certain that this box had a 1887 0r 1893 set inside IMHO.

By the way I would imagine that box and set of rare coins would fetch £700 or so in that grade  (Around £20 to £25 a coin) am I guessing right ?

It certainly is not one for a collector on a budget I bet the reverend rogers would have loved it

Yes of the few George individual ones I have £20 to£40 per coin a set I don't think I've ever seen.   Take some pictures kai 

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By the way some of the coins mostly the gold and the  bronze penny , halfpenny and farthing are in such good grade they are really stunning they must have been bought by a really serious collector.

It must have been a wrench to sell them

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Heres another couple of rare coins ,

Hope you all like 

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