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  1. Thanks for the information. I appreciate it. Since I submitted that enquiry, I obtained a copy of Cobwright's "Fubbaduck". Despite the absence of plates, it has been incredibly helpful! Thanks again, Cheetah
  2. Folks - Are there any books that someone could suggest that can provide information and plates pursuant to the various non-regal coppers of the 18th century? Such non-regals would not specifically be pursuant to those issued/minted in the American Colonies - as there are plenty of sources for these issues. Thanks, kindly CheetahCats
  3. Indeed. Hence the phraseology "a specimen of this type and year" in the OP. Much of the same can be said of the frequent Wood's Hibernias and conders offered on ebay...
  4. Pictured is a 1678 Scottish Bawbee (sixpence). Pursuant to Numismatic Notes and Monographs, No. 135, Coinage for Colonial Virginia, Eric P. Newman, ©1956, pg.33, a specimen of this type and year was discovered during the renovation of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Such a discovery confirms that at least one specimen [of this type] had been indeed in circulation sometime in Virginia's colonial times. Due to availability, it took quite some time to find this specimen. And though I would have liked to have acquired a specimen in higher grade, I believe that this one has retained a n
  5. Here is the same specimen on KOHPOC, listed as UNC/AU; IMO not sure the KOHPOC specimen is that high of a grade. It is priced at 2000 руб or about $65 USD. http://shopconros.ru/show_good.php?idtov=50332&grid=1
  6. Not exactly. On the obverse of Wood's Derby coins is the motto "SANS CHANGER" (Without Change) with the Derby family crest depicted; pursuant to legend: "Early in the fourteenth century Sir Thomas De Lathom was walking in a wild part of his park with wife, who was childless. In this place, it was said, an eagle had its nest. On coming near this spot they heard the cries of a child, which was found by the servants dressed in rich swaddlling clothes lying in the nest. Sir Thomas, having no family, adopted the heaven-sent child. The child became the heir, and on dying left an only daughter,
  7. Pictured is a 1733 Halfpence that I've just recently acquired for my William Wood collection. To many it is known that William Wood was responsible for the Rosa Americana and Hibernia coinages; The Rosa America for use in the American Colonies, the Hibernia coinage finding its way to the American Colonies due to lack of Irish acceptance. However, some are unaware that William Wood is also attributed to coinage minted for the Isle of Man. Philip Nelson's 1903 book, The Coinage of William Wood, 1722-1733 discusses this. That said, the chapter on Isle of Man is very scant for conc
  8. Hi Folks - I've been collecting off and on since I was a kid... my grandparents introduced me to coin collecting when I was about 6 years old. Over the last 2 years or so, the coin bug has bitten me again... My interests and collecting consists mainly of U.S., but also consists of a smattering of Russian and German, as well as a few other countries... That said, I am most interested and get most excited about Colonial and Early American, and to a slightly lesser extent classic U.S. varieties such as 1/2 cents, large cents, 2 and 3 cent pieces. I'm looking forward to learning mo
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