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 Posted 06/29/2020  02:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some better photos





1863 and 1865 Farthings - both are in the Lustre levels, 1865 is virtually UNC I am sticking by an aEF/EF grade for 1863.





1864 a decent high Fine and a good EF 1866 coin
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 06/29/2020  02:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
More farthing close ups




1869 and 1972, decent VF - EF examples - less common dates.






1874H and 1875H two more EF/AU Shiners.

Someone put these coins aside, a long time ago.

And a youngster for you - 1884 Lustre explodes





about EF - but even colour and a nice clean and sharp coin.
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 06/29/2020  06:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Took a month on a 48 hour tracked delivery but it arrived eventually.
PF63 1911 .925 silver sixpence

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 Posted 06/29/2020  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I bought 2 collections of Farthings and Halfpennies yesterday and got them for a nice price in Whitman folders...
Well done!
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 Posted 06/29/2020  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love the originality on that proof, and I was a bit surprised by the price on those albums until I remembered it was in NZD, and now I think it's a really GOOD deal!

Here's yet another contemporary counterfeit halfpenny for today. Just came in and got a soak in the blue ribbon and now it looks quite presentable, it was almost unidentifiable in the seller's photos so I got it for a song.

It's struck off-center on a slightly elongated planchet (26.5 x 27.1mm) with a slight clip @ K3 not really visible in the photos, and the dies were misaligned on both sides. Heavy triangular dentils, fat date, very linear Britannia with squared-off shield. On the obverse, George is merrily whistling away, probably a quite unhappy tune given the way things were looking for him in 1775. When you see the George with the pouty/whistling lips it's quite amusing and you can't "unsee" it ever again.

Very lightweight at 92 gns (5.9 grams) and thin.

The sheer number of die varieties, types, and subtypes of these imitation issues makes even US Large Cents look positively tame by comparison when it comes to die studies. I've seen estimates ranging from 300 as high as 600+ different known varieties for just the GII and GIII halfpennies and evasive issues, and even that might be low.

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1936 Threepence. Yet to receive.

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 Posted 06/30/2020  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gothic florin 1852.




With this beautiful coin I increase my collection of British coins with 100 %! So you can tell that Britain is not my focus area

I generally have these criteria that define what I collect: It should be French and it should be beautiful or special - but I do on occasion disregard the first criterion. A Gothic florin in good condition I have been on the outlook for for some time, and I am very happy to have acquired this one. I consider this coin to be among the top five most beautiful coins, all categories. (And no, my other British coin does not qualify to be on that list .)
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With this beautiful coin I increase my collection of British coins with 100 %! So you can tell that Britain is not my focus area

YES its a Very Beautiful coin indeed and a welcomed change of pace from the mundane.. congratulations and I hope you continue to add to your collection..
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 Posted 06/30/2020  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That Gothic Florin is a heck of a place to start a British coin collection. Consider me officially envious!
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 Posted 07/01/2020  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful Gothic florin. For me it is the Number 1 design of any coin. Anyroada on a less iconic pairing but still 2 nice Silver coins of a bygone era 1916 .925 silver sixpence really nice straight coin lustre and all the right colour tones you would expect to see even though my pics are limiting the coins true look a little.Second coin is a mid grade 1919 .925 Silver Half Crown . I suspect somewhere in it's history like most silver coins someone has given it a light wipe over .



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1887 Double Florin .925 silver Nicknamed "Mothers Ruin" due to that fact it is almost the same size as a Crown and in the dimly lit taverns and inns of old the bar maids often mistook them for crowns and of course it was their wages that suffered as they had to make up the difference.

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Probably not many are aware of this variety. It is seldom seen with very few examples known Queen Victoria 1844 .925 Silver Crown. This particular variety is I guess you would call a mint error . Around the bottom of the Bun the Die was unfinished and has left an L shaped raised portion around the outside of the hair


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 Posted 07/02/2020  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coins everyone

The Halfcrown finally arrived after 2 weeks (Our mail service here is very bad like Zimbabwe)






It is entirely legit!

Has the silver ring, feels silvery and not magnetic - just very worn and some cracking on Reverse. I would say as a Provincial piece, just not that well minted!

Even better is the coin is a scarce variety - the regnal year is NONO (9) meaning its 1697 not 1696 and with the small shield must be worth more than the $78 I paid for it.

That 1844 Halfcrown, the Gothic Florin and the gorgeous Double Florin just made me drool

Those are stunning coins and the GV pair as well!
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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