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23 hours ago, Paulus said:

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

 

It's obviously not mint, or it would say TREBOR

 

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I'll get me coat

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This one arrived today - Queen Anne Halfcrown 1706:

 

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Rather chuffed with this newbie, mid-1790s halfpenny Conder token

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beauty

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Absolutely. 

 

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A rare event these days with prices where they are, but some things are no-brainers that you just have to go for. A nude Britannnia, just for Chris - P1023 struck in bronzed copper. Almost certainly the R coin in Peck as Mrs N acquired it from old man Baldwin in 1964 (Baldwins acquired the Rogers coins 3 years before that), and as I can't find any others, possibly the only one available since Peck's coin went to Birmingham Museum. Also ex-Selig 1363. Previously optimistically slabbed as PF64 given the cabinet friction to the nude Britannia's left breast, though the dated side is better.

Thanks to a forum member for the heads up :)

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Nice. Looks like a bit of "winky rub" and new at that...A Reubensesque figure showing how much tastes have changed in 200+ years!

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19 minutes ago, VickySilver said:

Nice. Looks like a bit of "winky rub" and new at that...A Reubensesque figure showing how much tastes have changed in 200+ years!

I don't think it's new because the coin was graded gEF in both Norweb and Selig. More likely is the coin has sat date up for most of its life because the various Peck varieties arise from the other die to the nude. Whether its a Droz bust, rusted or partly polished out, or this reverse, or the one with the large flaw through BRIT, any quick glance to spot the particular variety involves this side. So just as I have done, the nude side is down in the cabinet.

I guess the nude with the other side blank die pair (P1026) would be kept nude side up.

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You cannot beat a bit of breast rubbing

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Not for sale I presume, @Rob?

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Still such "spots" of wear/rub don't come by magic and no other high spots/rim/etc. affected.

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I am pretty sure that was a double reversed pattern halfpenny , presumably to test the waters as to if the nude reverse would be acceptable to the public .

I have to checked peck but its got to be pretty rare

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18 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Not for sale I presume, @Rob?

Absolutely not. Your best bet is to look out for an example of the type I posted recently (P995), as a few of those hit the market from the Boulton family collection 14 or 15 years ago, mine included. You'll probably have to pay somewhere between 1000 and 1500.

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2 hours ago, copper123 said:

I am pretty sure that was a double reversed pattern halfpenny , presumably to test the waters as to if the nude reverse would be acceptable to the public .

I have to checked peck but its got to be pretty rare

For bronzed pieces, I can only find this one and Peck's which is now in Birmingham. In other metals, There were 2 in silver listed in Peck, one of which was his and so is also in Birmingham, plus one gold. The latter coin is arguably a good contender for the most beautiful coin extant as it's absolutely gorgeous in hand with frosted devices and pristine mirror fields. I actually ditched my original list when it went through DNW in Sept 2007 (hammered at £13K + juice), but fell short. It made more when it went through St. James's in 2010. There's also Nicholson's example in aluminium, which was unknown to Peck.

Unless something miraculously appears, these 6 coins are likely to be the total of type R28 extant. In fact, the whole section encompassing types R21 to R30 with the exception of R27 are possibly only known from one or two examples, whatever the metal. I know of no duplication for the aluminium pieces. 

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New arrival 

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What a portrait , love the detail esp the little tash.

I always thought the wreath was well over the top though. , surpose it takes attention from that massive nose

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On 4/28/2021 at 3:26 PM, VickySilver said:

Nice. Looks like a bit of "winky rub" and new at that...A Reubensesque figure showing how much tastes have changed in 200+ years!

Haven't they just!

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Very nice Paul. The collection is clearly coming along well!  As for me, I'm struggling to find anything nice to buy on the shilling front so picked up another Charles i supporter's badge which I enjoy. Another Rawlins obverse (signed to the reverse) Medallic Illustrations 355/216 with a rather fancy crown. Ex David Corrick collection (sadly no tickets) which he presumably bought from BDW in their June 1994 sale (Lot #221) 38 x 29 mm, 11.44g.  

Originally had suspension loops so it could be worn or a ribbon or sewn to something, but these were removed in antiquity. A small repair at 6 o'clock, whether from the alterations, or possibly the lower loop broke and it was pierced at that point as sometimes happens, impossible to know.


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Pleased with this 1829 Farthing as an upgrade:

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My latest coin received today a 1927 proof florin. I wonder why it's more expensive as only 15000 were issued only in proof with no circulation florins for 1927. This one was a good price at $US 125.00

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3 hours ago, ozjohn said:

My latest coin received today a 1927 proof florin. I wonder why it's more expensive as only 15000 were issued only in proof with no circulation florins for 1927. This one was a good price at $US 125.00

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Not very well put in the first post. " I wonder why it's more expensive as only 15000 were issued .......?." Better I wonder why they aren't more expensive as only 15000 were issued ......... ?

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1 hour ago, ozjohn said:

Not very well put in the first post. " I wonder why it's more expensive as only 15000 were issued .......?." Better I wonder why they aren't more expensive as only 15000 were issued ......... ?

Being proofs there are probably near to 15K still in existence though!

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Never really understood why the proof 1927 florin and threepence command such a premium (you won't get a decent one for under £100) over the sixpence and shilling and, to a lesser extent, the halfcrown, when all the mintages are the same? These latter 3 you can usually get for between 30 and 50 pounds, maybe a bit more for the halfcrown. Is it because there are 1927 currency specimens, albeit of a different design in the case of the sixpence and halfcrown, and so date collectors are already catered for, perhaps?

Just a thought...

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The other thing .There doesn’t seem.to be any shortage of 1927 proof florins.I now have two. The one posted was brought as it was a slabbed example at a good price and I am  also trying to assemble  a 1927 proof set apart from my date collection . I take your point about the halfcrown but I think there is some thought, perhaps wrong, that the new design of the halfcrown was issued as currently issues along with 6 million odd old design coins. Perhaps this accounts for the higher price commanded by the proof 1927 florins

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