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20c each. Sometimes, you hit the right bin at the right time. :ninja:

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On the heels of yesterday's improbable nickel find, and being in desperate need of flips for something other than half dollars and dollars/crowns, I hied myself forth to a shop I don't normally get to because it's not on a bus line -- Allen's, up in Westerville.

 

It's well worth the extra effort; friendly staff and decent prices. I've had some negative experiences at other coin shops in Columbus, so it's good to know these guys are here.

 

Anyway, I got doggone sick and tired of not having a 2010 cent yet, so I went and got the Philly and Denver in BU:

 

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I gotta say, I really like the new designs. Terrifically retro; the Union shield's a good choice. The only design choice I would've made different is to make 'ONE CENT' incuse on the ribbon; years from now, that's the element that's going to be worn down the most. Looks like they've re-worked the Lincoln bust, too. Pity they're not in bronze; the proofs would be gorgeous. All in all, this'll be a great design to carry us through to 2059.

 

Couple more Brits: the last George halfpenny and the first Liz:

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And a couple more for my birth year set--a Belgian 5 Franc and a Portuguese 2$50 Escudo:

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Got this in error -- me without my loupe (and not thinking to ask), I thought this 1965 25 kurus of Turkey was a '63:

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And this wee little kopek from '72:

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Also had and not imaged are all four circulation cents from last year in BU, plus three George V farthings: 1912, 1927 and 1932. Not a bad day!

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Nice additions. Farthings are pretty cool and from what I can tell quite easy to acquire even in higher grades (20th century coins that is.)

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Nice additions. Farthings are pretty cool and from what I can tell quite easy to acquire even in higher grades (20th century coins that is.)

Reasonably easy, yeah. Allen's chest of foreigns was over-represented with George V farthings, based on my quick look. I assume they only go through and look for silver and Canadian and maybe a small number of known high-value foreigns before putting them in the chest. There aren't any really evil dates for 20th century farthings, which simplifies things a little bit.

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Tons of goodies came in while I was away in Toledo helping my folks clear out the garage and basement at Grandpa's house in preparation for the estate sale.

 

Note to anyone in or visiting Toledo: you owe it to yourself to eat not only at Tony Packo's on the East Side, but at Ski's in Sylvania and Inky's Italian on North Detroit. Wow. I mean, *wow*.

 

Anyway, I spotted an acceptable deal on '09 P and D nickels and dimes on eBay (bid+shipping=US$5.10) and bid, and won. Come back to see that the seller also threw in '10 P and D cents. Six uncirculated coins, five bucks! I mean, going to a local coin shop would cost $3.50 just for round-trip bus fare!

 

So, here they are. First, what I actually ordered:

 

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And, the bonus items:

 

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Great bonuses. A good seller to keep an eye on.

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I can't wait to see a shield cent in person

I really like them -- the only design change I would make is to have 'ONE CENT' incuse on the banner over the shield, like the 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' on the top of the shield. It won't be long before that's the key wear point on this issue, I'd wager.

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More eBay goodness! Lost out on a General Władysław Sikorski piece, but won this one, celebrating the cracking of Enigma by Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, a decade before Turing and the Bletchley Park team. Rejewski was able to reconstruct by pure mathematics the internal wiring of the Enigma rotors, without even the primitive computers the British team would use during the war.

 

As always, it's much nicer in hand. I still haven't sorted getting good pictures of my coins.

 

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Interesting coin and a great theme.

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Back to Allen's yesterday!

 

Pakistan joins my birth year set with this 10 Paisa piece:

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Two new Polish pieces, a 1949 5 Groszy:

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and a 1992 10 Groszy:

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And two new Soviet-era coins, a 1965 1 kopek:

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and a 1977 10 kopek:

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Next up, British copper! And one cupronickel.

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And now, the Brits!

 

1955 shilling, Scottish crest:

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1953 halfpenny:

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1957 halfpenny:

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1962 halfpenny:

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Farthings! Including my first Vickie farthing! But we'll work our way back to that.

 

George VI, first. 1943:

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1940:

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George V, 1931:

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1926:

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1925:

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1916:

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1914:

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1913:

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And, Victoria! 1898, and I still say that this obverse is the most imperial looking coin I can think of, even in this condition:

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Neat farthings. They really do make a nice collection and their coppers to boot. :ninja:

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Neat farthings. They really do make a nice collection and their coppers to boot. :ninja:

 

And I don't mind them in circulated condition, as long as they're not total slugs. If I was trying to build a collection that was all at least XF, I'd have a lot fewer coins... ;)

 

Eventually I'll want the silver coinage too (now that I finally have a job again, I can start thinking seriously about that!), but the copper really is beautiful unto itself. And the brass threepence, too.

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Congrats on the job thing. The brass threes are really nice coins. I've got a few but not many in good shape. Most are packed with crud or badly damaged.

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Congrats on the job thing. The brass threes are really nice coins. I've got a few but not many in good shape. Most are packed with crud or badly damaged.

Really? I usually find them in fairly decent shape in the local foreign bins. The thrift plant design is nice, but I prefer the Parliament gate design.

 

And I still wish they'd reinstate the seated Britannia to the one or two pence. That's a terrific design; always was.

 

Thanks on the job -- had a bit of a scare yesterday, my recruiter started off the call with 'Unfortunately the client...' :ninja: but it only turned out they were delaying the start date one week, not cancelling.

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New arrival in the mail today -- a coin of the self-proclaimed "Aerican Empire" from 2009. It has a value of 42ƺ, and is numbered #37 of the 100 minted, becoming also the smallest mintage issue I own. There were six left when I contacted them of varying numbers. I chose #37 for literary reasons: when Douglas Adams was writing the Hitchhiker's Guide, it was going to be either that or 42 that would ultimately be The Answer. I therefore have The Other Answer. :ninja:

 

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I'm generally not much on exonumia, but this was kind of a cool piece -- too much so to not have.

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interesting farthings, sadly though i have never seen a viccy in such low grade before O.O

Well, that's what 20c will get you from a chest full of miscellaneous foreign coins. :ninja:

 

Now that I'm working, I can think about upgrades. Still, I like a coin that I can handle without feeling guilty sometimes.

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yea, thats good, never seen farthings so low, guess i'm spoilt by the stuff my dealer has in his 25p farthing box lol

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yea, thats good, never seen farthings so low, guess i'm spoilt by the stuff my dealer has in his 25p farthing box lol

The George 5 & 6es are usually in decent condition; I often see fine and sometimes better. The Eds, not so much. And this was the first Vickie I've seen in the bin, so I don't really have much to judge by.

 

Evil Twin picked me up after work on Friday, we stopped by the coin shop on the way out to his place, and he loaded up on low-grade copper for 'pocket litter' for his steampunk outfit. I filled a few holes in my 1963 set, added an Eddie farthing, and seriously upgraded the Liberty nickel in my type set, thusly:

 

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Her predecessor was on the G/VG line.

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Neat! I've still yet to get a no-cents for my type set.

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