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 Posted 04/29/2021  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gainn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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(Mintage 1656)


Nice. I saw one of the 4 coin 2012 sets the other day and the finish on them is incredible.
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 Posted 04/30/2021  12:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This next pair is a bit dicey as they are not really considered coins - but tokens, there is great story behind them involving Puffins and a businessman with an unflapable ego.

These are pair of Lundy Island tokens from 1929.



Minted in Birmingham for Martin Coles Harman who declared himself king of Lundy - a island in the Bristol channel known for its Puffins!

Mr Harman also issued boatloads of stamp like labels, again in denominations of puffins, one puffin was a penny and the promotion did not stop there, the coins had on the edges "Lundy lights and leads" Harman's other business. I have 90% of the Lundy "stamps" so the coins are a great addition!



The rather jowly king appears on the heads side and it was too much for the Realm who convicted him of uttering and fined him the Princely sum of £5.

The coins were ½ Puffin and 1 Puffin, they showed that much of a bird on each (In 1930 a set of stamps showing as many as 12 Puffins were also issued!)





Coins are scarce, but not outragelously rare (50k of each I think). Most are VF or better, I am lucky to have fairly shiny UNC (Although I suspect the ½ is AU as there is some rubbing on his Electrical highness's ample cheek!

Interesting birthday gift to myself.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 04/30/2021  05:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gainn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are pretty cool. Thinking about a pocket full of Puffins and the puns you could do with them gave me a giggle.
Only thing I've got so far today is a 1927 florin.. But it's an Australian one so for another thread.
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 Posted 04/30/2021  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gainn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got this one for my daughters 1800 collection.
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 Posted 04/30/2021  08:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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These are pair of Lundy Island tokens from 1929.
Fascinating! Never heard of these before.


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Got this one for my daughters 1800 collection.
Excellent!
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 Posted 04/30/2021  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sjkrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one of the Anglo Saxons Kings... Eadred 946-955!
Enjoy!

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 Posted 05/01/2021  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acquired some time ago. Was happy to get as a "throw-in" coin.


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 Posted 05/01/2021  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gainn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here's one of the Anglo Saxons Kings... Eadred 946-955!


I don't think I've seen 'BYRNZ TANMO' before.
very nice coin.
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Here's one of the Anglo Saxons Kings... Eadred 946-955!

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Acquired some time ago. Was happy to get as a "throw-in" coin.
Nice adds!
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 Posted Yesterday   11:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gainn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another florin to add to the collection.
Previously cleaned but still pretty good.


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Another florin to add to the collection. Previously cleaned but still pretty good.
Looks nice!
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Looks nice

Been going down the Australian florin rabbit hole so wasn't even looking but I find it hard to resist pre-20 stuff in good shape.
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Been going down the Australian florin rabbit hole so wasn't even looking but I find it hard to resist pre-20 stuff in good shape.
It is what happens when the bug bites!
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Just got today. Possible cleaning.



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Just got today. Possible cleaning.
Looks decent enough!
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