Calling all Numismatists

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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby Willthiswork » June 26th, 2018, 8:05 am

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Willthiswork wrote:I don't see the point of buying them or getting them direct from the Mint. The fun of collecting them is getting them in your change for me!


I see your point but you will have a very long wait if you try and get all the coins that way. The following coins are very, very difficult to get that way as most have been taken out of circulation by collectors;

50p Wrestling Olympic coin
50p Football offside Olympic coin
£2 Commonwealth games, Northern Ireland
50p Kew Gardens

Good luck.


I do have them ones! It helps with family running a pub - lots of drunk change! :D
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » June 29th, 2018, 2:46 pm

Willthiswork wrote:
pembsexile wrote:
Willthiswork wrote:I don't see the point of buying them or getting them direct from the Mint. The fun of collecting them is getting them in your change for me!


I see your point but you will have a very long wait if you try and get all the coins that way. The following coins are very, very difficult to get that way as most have been taken out of circulation by collectors;

50p Wrestling Olympic coin
50p Football offside Olympic coin
£2 Commonwealth games, Northern Ireland
50p Kew Gardens

Good luck.


I do have them ones! It helps with family running a pub - lots of drunk change! :D


Ah nice one, that does give you a distinct advantage. It's not the G in Christchurch is it? I know the Landord there is a big coin collector. (Other pubs are available).
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » July 1st, 2018, 8:51 am

Coin update. First in a three coin series (1 each year) of Captain Cook anniversary £2 coins has just been released.
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 3rd, 2018, 11:03 pm

My house was built in 1897. Doing a little bit of renovation work I found a penny, no doubt dropped by a builder, the penny is dated 1896. I have no doubt it is of very little value, nonetheless it was interesting to think that someone long gone had dropped it and in a way a little sad.
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby The Newport » July 4th, 2018, 1:57 am

Stan A. Einstein wrote:My house was built in 1897. Doing a little bit of renovation work I found a penny, no doubt dropped by a builder, the penny is dated 1896. I have no doubt it is of very little value, nonetheless it was interesting to think that someone long gone had dropped it and in a way a little sad.



Here's something for you to look at Stan.

1. https://www.google.com/search?q=one%20p ... =firefox-b

2. http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Past ... archtype=1

3. https://www.allcoinvalues.com/united-ki ... toria.html

4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/1896-penny

5. http://british-coin-price-guide.homelin ... ge1083.htm

6. https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/82255

7. https://www.coins-auctioned.com/auction ... -j-39-1022

8. https://www.justanswer.com/antiques/5ke ... -1896.html

9. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/wor ... id-1324906

I hope the links help you in some way.
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 4th, 2018, 7:27 am

The Newport wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:My house was built in 1897. Doing a little bit of renovation work I found a penny, no doubt dropped by a builder, the penny is dated 1896. I have no doubt it is of very little value, nonetheless it was interesting to think that someone long gone had dropped it and in a way a little sad.



Here's something for you to look at Stan.

1. https://www.google.com/search?q=one%20p ... =firefox-b

2. http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Past ... archtype=1

3. https://www.allcoinvalues.com/united-ki ... toria.html

4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/1896-penny

5. http://british-coin-price-guide.homelin ... ge1083.htm

6. https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/82255

7. https://www.coins-auctioned.com/auction ... -j-39-1022

8. https://www.justanswer.com/antiques/5ke ... -1896.html

9. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/wor ... id-1324906

I hope the links help you in some way.



Wow, booking the flights to Rio as we speak!!!!
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » July 4th, 2018, 9:09 am

Stan A. Einstein wrote:My house was built in 1897. Doing a little bit of renovation work I found a penny, no doubt dropped by a builder, the penny is dated 1896. I have no doubt it is of very little value, nonetheless it was interesting to think that someone long gone had dropped it and in a way a little sad.


Morning Brendan,
Just checked my British coins market value yearbook for this coin. In extremely fine condition it is worth £12. If it is in Brilliant uncirculated condition (very doubtful given the location of the find), it would have been worth £70. Don't spend all your retirement fund just yet! :grin:
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby Stan A. Einstein » July 4th, 2018, 12:21 pm

pembsexile wrote:
Stan A. Einstein wrote:My house was built in 1897. Doing a little bit of renovation work I found a penny, no doubt dropped by a builder, the penny is dated 1896. I have no doubt it is of very little value, nonetheless it was interesting to think that someone long gone had dropped it and in a way a little sad.


Morning Brendan,
Just checked my British coins market value yearbook for this coin. In extremely fine condition it is worth £12. If it is in Brilliant uncirculated condition (very doubtful given the location of the find), it would have been worth £70. Don't spend all your retirement fund just yet! :grin:



Morning Mike,

Sod it. I was planning to have a couple of weeks in Rio, planning County's new 20,000 all seater stadium.

Joking aside I found it quite moving. I couldn't help but wonder whether the person who dropped it was some old craftsman or some young bright eyed apprentice. Whether they lived a long happy life, or whatever.

I suppose that for those who collect old coins that touching of history is part of the attraction?

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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » July 4th, 2018, 1:14 pm

Interesting Brendan. I have never really thought of it that way. A lot of the coins I buy are still in the original packaging so there has been no human contact at all. A lot of other coins that I have obtained are via eBay so they could have been touched by hundreds. So, I was going to say that 'touching of history' is not part of the attraction for me.

Then I remembered that I have two special sets of coins. One of these is a 1885 sovereign and the other is a series of old £1 coins kept in a plastic disc of the type taxi drivers used to use. Their monetary value is only face value. Both of these have been given to me by my late father. There is no way they will leave my possession and so will be passed to the next generation. Sentimentality eh?
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