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Hocking Book On Royal Mint Collection

 
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 Posted 10/18/2020  03:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have a copy? I got copies recently and they have hand-written letters from the deputy master of The Royal Mint (unsigned) but I'm not sure if that is standard.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  03:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Refer to my post regarding the Spink 1981 Auction catalog.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  05:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eligius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have got both volume I and II of this catalog, both originals. No letters or other documents are enclosed. Are the letters bound in or just stored in the book by a previous ownder? What are these letters about, can you post photo's?
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I'll try and get photos but one is loose and the other is glued in - they are just letters dated 1906 and 1910 saying with compliments of the deputy master of The Royal Mint.
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So the books were sent as a gift to the first owner by the Deputy Master (William Ellison-Macartney). I do not think all copies were distribited this way as the price is neatly printed on the front leaf. My copies state 10 shillings in Volume I and 6 shillings in Volume II.
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No I think my copies were a gift from the deputy master - I don't recall what Hocking's role was at The Royal Mint but apparently he wasn't the deputy master.
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 Posted 10/19/2020  03:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eligius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From Wikipedia: William John Hocking CVO CBE (10 March 1864 - 10 April 1953) was a British numismatist. He worked at The Royal Mint from 1883 to 1926, beginning as a clerk and retiring as Superintendent of the Mint. At the time the books were published he was the librarian and curator of the Mint's collection of British coins.
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