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  1. Hi, Thanks for the positive comments. I am always interested in extra images fo rthe site, I am due to be adding the Jamaica section shortly, so images for this section would be really useful. I am always interested in talking to fellow farthing collectors. Contact me via the website if you want. Many Thanks Colin G.
  2. Numinen, A bit late, but thankyou for the kind comments
  3. Blackhawk, There are certainly several varieties available, and I do not believe they are as rare as the price books make them out to be, although they are difficult to obtain in higher grades. As of yet there is no real price difference in the different die types, but this mainly due to the fact that they are not identified anywhere with associated rarities. I am aware of a few varieties and am currently trying to identify the different die varieties and scarcities. I have two distinct types listed on my site with images at present, and have images of a few other die varieties ( the one on e
  4. Okay everyone, not quite on the same scale as the recent Hus giveaways, but in support of Coins GB and the Encased Collectors International (ECI), I am giving away the following in a free giveaway via the Coins GB forum: An encased UNC 1956 farthing which are currently being sold by the ECI ( limited encased decimal pennies and predecimal halfpennies are also available), link provided below: Encased Collectors International They are very limited in numbers (only 8 of the 1956 farthings have been encased) and they could turn out to be a future collectable. Encased coins (also
  5. Revision A.......... LSD (L = Pounds, S = Shillings and D = Pence) 240 pennies in a pound 20 shilling in a pound 10 florins to a pound 5 shillings in a crown 2 shillings to a florin 60 pennies in a crown 30 pennies in a halfcrown 12 pennies in a shilling 2 halfpennies in a penny 4 farthings in a penny Denominations - Smallest to Largest Quarter Farthing - 16 to a penny, a staggering 3840 in a pound!!! Third Farthing Half Farthing Farthing also known as a 1/4d Halfpenny also known as a 1/2d or "ha'pennies"(Plural Halfpence) Penny also known as a 1d (Plural Pence)
  6. Johnny, I think the plastic they used in these sets and the "first decimal sets" did not help, I have seen many of these that have developed the dreaded green gunge. As you say the sludge will only get worse over time, and in many cases a light rub with a cotton cloth will visually remove most/all of this, if you do not want to head down the chemical route, but there are no guarantees it will not return.
  7. Thanks for the additions , I know a few poeple have asked about the system, so at least this post gives them a good starting point.
  8. Predecimal system - I think I have got it right I have no doubt someone will shout up if it is wrong!! LSD (L = Pounds, S = Shillings and D = Pence) 240 pennies in a pound 20 shilling in a pound 10 florins to a pound 5 shillings in a crown 2 shillings to a florin 60 pennies in a crown 30 pennies in a halfcrown 12 pennies in a shilling 2 halfpennies in a penny 4 farthings in a penny Farthing also known as a 1/4d Halfpenny also known as a 1/2d or "ha'pennies"(Plural Halfpence) Penny also known as a 1d (Plural Pence) Threepence also known as a 3d, "thrupence" or "joey" (B
  9. Predecimal system - I think I have got it right I have no doubt someone will shout up if it is wrong!! LSD (L = Pounds, S = Shillings and D = Pence) 240 pennies in a pound 20 shilling in a pound 10 florins to a pound 5 shillings in a crown 2 shillings to a florin 60 pennies in a crown 30 pennies in a halfcrown 12 pennies in a shilling 2 halfpennies in a penny 4 farthings in a penny Farthing also known as a 1/4d Halfpenny also known as a 1/2d or "ha'pennies"(Plural Halfpence) Penny also known as a 1d (Plural Pence) Threepence also known as a 3d, "thrupence" or "joey" (B
  10. I would agree with both of you, it looks like a proof to me. Can't help but wonder whether some little angel has got their hands on Dad's coin collection and started spending the spendables.
  11. Hussulo, I am with you on this one, they are a very simple design that did not change for many years, which is why many people do not like them, but there is something fascinating about the simplicity of the design. As you say a set can be put together for a fairly reasonable price, and when you look at some of the mintages this is quite amazing!!! A site worth a visit on the subject is Guernsey Coins
  12. These coins were described as "model coins" and were as I understand, issued by coin producers as an example of their products and suggesting denominations/coinage types. The Victorian bimetallic coins produced by Joseph Moore were apparently widely accepted and used as coinage, although they were not legal tender. The coin you have is one of a series which were produced, which included an 1887 version and an 1897 version, they are not particularly rare, but tend to attract quite a bit of interest. On Ebay, the prices really can fluctuate, due to the lack of information about such piec
  13. Thanks for all the effort folks!! i have had someone on another forum suggest that it may be a "sweet thorn plant". The image that was provided does seem to match the design of the coin. Trantor it would be brilliant if your friend could confirm this as being the correct plant, I appreciate your efforts. Banivechi, thanks for your work in trying to locate the variety in question.
  14. Thanks for the offer, I suppose a pic would help!!
  15. Lol!! I am in the process of building the "overseas section", and seem to be having some difficulty finding this information to describe the reverse of the coin
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