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 Posted 11/23/2020  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The history sold it to me rather than the handsomeness of the coin itself
Well done!
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 Posted 11/24/2020  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2 new arrivals to the family!

One each for Halfcrowns and Florins and both coins are upgrades.





1912 George V Florin, this coin is EF and very shiny, I suspect it was historically cleaned - but a nice tone is coming back. Replaces a very worn coin.





This 1918 halfcrown is a different story and is a candidate for an abused coin - seriously - this EF piece was harshly cleaned with silver polish (The blue grey residue I recognise from cleaning trophies) and very harshly, its left an ugly residue which has hardened into a black tone around the edges. The coin is darker and duller than the photo suggests.

I got the coin cheap and despite this, it has hardly any wear and still a good coin under that gunk.
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 11/25/2020  08:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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2 new arrivals to the family! One each for Halfcrowns and Florins and both coins are upgrades.
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I got the coin cheap and despite this, it has hardly any wear and still a good coin under that gunk.
I am confident it will enjoy a better life in your care.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  09:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A better date piece to add to the Half crown series 1842. 486,000 mintage. On looking over the coin I discovered what appears to be the B of BRITANNIA Struck over an underlying E? Lovely coin pics as always pretty naff but still has lots of residual lustre GVF/AEF Solid Coin


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 Posted 11/26/2020  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree nice piece, not sure about B, but will give you benefit of the doubt.

Look at the R in RUM, that looks interesting or fishy and how the UM looks uneven in the line - it was obvious the die setter at the mint was having an off day.

Agree with condition, its in that nether region between VF and EF - way too nice for VF but if you called it EF - howls of protest. Incredible how many of my Halfcrowns and Florins are in that grading midline - except mine are mostly George V - ha ha!
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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1892 UK.
One Penny.


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 Posted 11/27/2020  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add zookeeperz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Two coins from foreign shores which always warms my heart to bring them home to where they belong albeit the latter coin was meant to be in India but still it was a British ruling Monarch so 1 and 1/2 coins lols. First and I really mean this the double florins of queen victoria I would say 90% even more maybe are or have been cleaned to various degrees during their lifetime. Even if you have a keen eye unless the pictures are like NGC/PCGS quality. I have bought countless of them and all appeared top draw coins only to end up lightly cleaned or practically body baggers. More so with EU sellers. For some reason they do like to polish coins.

For the first time I have actually got a straight 1. Far nicer than the pictures. Lots of colours going on which sadly never really come forward when using digiscopes 1887 Double Florin .925 silver.
Super condition Au+ and an 1835/3 unlisted date error One rupee F/GF. Many varieties on this date some are extremely rare . I have not had time to look this one over yet for type but being an overdate its already rare . Possibly one of the last purchases before xmas







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1901 UK.
Half Penny- Victoria 3rd portrait.


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 Posted 12/08/2020  03:31 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Decent 1896 Florin, despite the scratch to the field in front of Her Maj's face.
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Very decent 1896 Florin, nice lustre and detail, scratch is not too bad.

Sorry I haven't been around here much, busy doing my Aussie and Kiwi coins of the 2010s.
Just been very few British coins for sale here in NZ lately.
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 12/08/2020  04:45 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely florin, PaddyB - not that many seem to have survived in nice condition, you typically see them in Fair to Fine, occasionally VF.
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Tell me about NumisRob, all mine are that condition except my 1900 which is VF. Paddy's coin is definitely a EF to gEF example.

Meanwhile I have bought a James II halfcrown - Photos a bit later!
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 12/10/2020  02:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One British coin in a sea of Australian and New Zealand modern coins for me!





James II, half crown 1687 - Year Tertio. Condition is cleaned gVG to almost fine.

Glad to have a halfcrown finally of this difficult and hopeless monarch, naive enough to think Religious toleration in the 17th century would fly!

Real big bidding war over it, that was for sure, a hard won victory.
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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One British coin in a sea of Australian and New Zealand modern coins for me! James II, half crown 1687 - Year Tertio.
Very nice!


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Real big bidding war over it, that was for sure, a hard won victory.
Well done!
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