Jump to content
British Coin Forum - Predecimal.com

50 Years of RotographicCoinpublications.com A Rotographic Imprint. Price guide reference book publishers since 1959. Lots of books on coins, banknotes and medals. Please visit and like Coin Publications on Facebook for offers and updates.

Coin Publications on Facebook

   Rotographic    

The current range of books. Click the image above to see them on Amazon (printed and Kindle format). More info on coinpublications.com

predecimal.comPredecimal.com. One of the most popular websites on British pre-decimal coins, with hundreds of coins for sale, advice for beginners and interesting information.

basecamp

Coin aquisition of the week.......

Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, blakeyboy said:

I feel maybe the reverse is a little better, but the design may be tricking me.

 

There is some wear on the obverse, so 'AUNC' makes no sense to me, and never does.

If there is wear, surely it hasn't been circulated, and if there isn't, it hasn't???

Surely it's just binary?

 

Sorry I meant to say GEF/AUNC as an overall condition/grade did not mean that the Rev was GEF and the Obv was AUNC🤔

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahh...!  Sorry!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another arrival today quite common, but a better example than I already have 😊

604532379_1887VictoriaWithdrawnTypeSixpence1Rev-tile.thumb.jpg.f6aa2bc10663a1a2af5d226f0260e81e.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, blakeyboy said:

There is some wear on the obverse, so 'AUNC' makes no sense to me, and never does.

If there is wear, surely it hasn't been circulated, and if there isn't, it hasn't???

Surely it's just binary?

My own take on that is that there may not be any wear, but the slightest sign of rubbing, or unevenness in the lustre, could be interpreted as AUNC - if a coin has been handled once or twice, does that count as circulation? Discuss...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, UPINSMOKE said:

Another arrival today quite common, but a better example than I already have 😊

604532379_1887VictoriaWithdrawnTypeSixpence1Rev-tile.thumb.jpg.f6aa2bc10663a1a2af5d226f0260e81e.jpg

Ah-there is that 'raised rim' thing I've mentioned before, where the milling raises up over the flat rim.

I have very limited knowledge/ experience of milled edges- I stopped my sixpence and shilling collection years ago.

You see, I see that sharp strip, and straightway get the feeling of this not having had any wear at all, since surely such a thin strip would be the first to wear,

and yet- the faces of the lions ( leopards on a shilling?)  ....??  Could the 'worn' faces actually be a poor strike/worn die?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Latest addition to my Charles I Halfcrown collection, this a Tower Mint type 2c, and my first Harp mint mark

1633_hc_group_ii_type_2c_mm_harp_01_ref_02158_01_sellers_alan_worby_2400.png

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

I have very limited knowledge/ experience of milled edges- I stopped my sixpence and shilling collection years ago.

You see, I see that sharp strip, and straightway get the feeling of this not having had any wear at all, since surely such a thin strip would be the first to wear,

and yet- the faces of the lions ( leopards on a shilling?)  ....??  Could the 'worn' faces actually be a poor strike/worn die?

Most people handle coins by their middle (or at least the 'face') rather than the edge, so I'd expect the rim to not be the first area to wear.

Those lions actually have quite good faces, especially the top left. The reverse looks to have had virtually no wear though there appears to be some to the veil and hair on the obverse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Paulus said:

Latest addition to my Charles I Halfcrown collection, this a Tower Mint type 2c, and my first Harp mint mark

1633_hc_group_ii_type_2c_mm_harp_01_ref_02158_01_sellers_alan_worby_2400.png

very nice! Congrats 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just out of interest what grade would everyone give that shilling ?

Lots of details but appears to be water washed or something which has made everything less clear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of upgrades arrived today. The sixpence has obviously been cleaned but the scratches are much less obvious in hand, so I shall keep it. The half crown is a simple upgrade - I find decent examples of this date harder to find.

 

1920 HC 1-side red.JPG

1881 6D 1-side red.JPG

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Paddy said:

A couple of upgrades arrived today. The sixpence has obviously been cleaned but the scratches are much less obvious in hand, so I shall keep it. The half crown is a simple upgrade - I find decent examples of this date harder to find.

1881 6D 1-side red.JPG

Nice Sixpence Paddy, funny enough I have just added an 1881 Sixpence to my collection as well😀

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

My one came from Jerome on this forum and very pleased with it indeed. Will not need an upgrade with this one😎

449808996_1881VictoriaSixpenceRev-tile.thumb.jpg.b0e0aacca5fb2a99ca9bc4bc76063177.jpg

Edited by UPINSMOKE
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first George II sixpence. I rather like this one😀

956098735_1757GeorgeIISixpenceObv-horz.thumb.jpg.103a1687371850958febf90ef90841d2.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/23/2021 at 7:00 PM, UPINSMOKE said:

My first George II sixpence. I rather like this one😀

956098735_1757GeorgeIISixpenceObv-horz.thumb.jpg.103a1687371850958febf90ef90841d2.jpg

I particularly like the reverse on that one Mick

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of newbies to report.

First up, this 1838 Shilling, which completes my Victoria YH shilling 'type' collection:

1838_sh_01_ref_02162_01_2400.png

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And this 1866 Sixpence (courtesy of @Rob), which completes my Victoria YH sixpence 'type' collection:

1866_sx_die_31_01_ref_02167_03_2400.png

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Paulus said:

And this 1866 Sixpence (courtesy of @Rob), which completes my Victoria YH sixpence 'type' collection:

1866_sx_die_31_01_ref_02167_03_2400.png

Looks familiar.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

My latest coin one of the harder dates of the Edward series. All I need is a high grade 1905 florin at a good price. I live in hope. I notice that Britannia's face seems worn but in the hand it's pretty good.

img575.jpg

Clipboard 5.jpg

Edited by ozjohn
More info
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another for my flourishing Charles I halfcrown collection, this a York Type 1. Bull 550 and from his collection.

1643_hc_york_mm_lion_type_1_01_ref_02169_01_sellers_alan_worby_2400.png (2400×1200)

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice coin but I feel sorry for the horse, he has a very sad face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ozjohn said:

Very nice coin but I feel sorry for the horse, he has a very sad face.

Not as sad as charles face after his trial

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ozjohn said:

Very nice coin but I feel sorry for the horse, he has a very sad face.

He's hoping they won't cut his head off too :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, copper123 said:

Not as sad as charles face after his trial

"They're only bluffing..."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a happier horse, my York Type 5 1643_hc_york_mm_lion_type_5_01_ref_02085_02_sellers_alan_worby_2400.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did that horse really win the Ebor ?

Must have been a good un

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×