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Re: Coins

Postby funkychick » Tue Feb 14, 2017 04:43

Do you just collect mint ones BB ?
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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Tue Feb 14, 2017 21:49

They are mainly 'Proof' coins FC, although some are 'Brilliant Uncirculated' as in the last two posts. The pictures in this and the next post are proof ones which I also received last week in the 2017 coin set. The pictures aren't exceptional as I took them late last night, camera hand held and with slow shutter speeds of between 1/13th and 1/25th of a second with the only light being from a 10W LED bulb in a lamp behind me. ISO's were about 5,000 to 6,400 and apertures around f/5. What appear to be marks are likely to be tiny particles on the outside of the sealed case they are in or reflections of myself.:D
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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Tue Feb 14, 2017 22:00

Another three of the special edition coins. The remaining seven coins in the 13 coin 2017 set are the same standard designs as last year's 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p & £2 coins.
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Re: Coins

Postby SheilaO » Tue Feb 14, 2017 23:58

I have a number of very old pennies, several dating from George 1V ( I think that's right, the one before Queen Victoria ) they are really heavy.
and before the change to decimal currency, I started collecting the old silver coins, that had a high silver content, I think they were pre 1940.

Incidentally Morty, I always thought that a Joey was a silver threepenny piece.

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Re: Coins

Postby funkychick » Wed Feb 15, 2017 07:22

A joey was a silver sixpence wasn't it
I ve got some of those big fat old pennies (well a couple) too
I don't collect coins but have quite a few old ones but not mint ones I ve also got some old international notes some tiny some really big I don't know what to do with them as I don't really want them but there might be one worth a fortune tucked away in there
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Re: Coins

Postby Meryl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 22:00

I think that a "joey" was a silver threepenny bit. A sixpence was a tanner.

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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Sun Feb 19, 2017 22:15

Funkychick and Meryl, the 'joey' was discussed in some detail on the first two pages of this topic. It was the 3d bit.
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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Mon Apr 03, 2017 19:09

I was sortingout a cupboard today when I came across a small cash box which contained a load of coins I had accumulated over the years from my travels (first picture). I later decided to tip them out (second picture) and then sorted through them to see which countries they were from (third picture). All the EU ones were pre-Euro days as were a couple of coins which were pre-Germany unification. However, there were also two coins from countries I have never visited - Finland and the United Arab Emirates - so I guess they must have been given in change somewhere. There was also a UK 1941 12-sided 3d piece and one of the large original 10p coins.
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Re: Coins

Postby seagull » Fri Apr 28, 2017 20:57

I thought the joey was the silver coin just before thrippeny bit

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Re: Coins

Postby seagull » Fri Apr 28, 2017 21:02

If anyone got euros spend them in marks and spencer the banks are nothing but thieves and travel agency not much better

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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Tue Jan 09, 2018 14:05

I received my 2018 proof coin set today. Very pleased with the presentation.
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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Thu Jan 11, 2018 00:08

This and the next post are of some of the coins in the 2018 collection (above). All were taken using light from just a 7W LED bulb and camera was hand-held.
These three are of the £2 Commemorative Issues.
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Re: Coins

Postby boatbuilder » Thu Jan 11, 2018 00:20

The first picture below is of the £5 coin issued to commemorate the 5th birthday in 2018 of HRH Prince George, aptly using 'St. George and the Dragon'.
The second is not a coin but is of the same size as the £2 coins and is the 2018 Royal Mint United Kingdom Premium Medal and forms part of the set. There is an inscription in the centre portion of the medal which lists the details of all the commemorative coins in the collection but unfortunately is difficult to read on this image, even at full resolution.
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