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Offline andyg

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Collecting rubbish
« on: November 18, 2012, 12:15:32 PM »
I bought this one yesterday - it has a lovely tone ;D
seriously though it's one of the worst examples of PVC residue I think I've seen.
Isn't she a beauty  :)
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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »
EEK! I am reminded of the appeal of Japanese "blond" women.

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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 02:24:59 PM »
EEK! I am reminded of the appeal Japanese "blond" women.

Peter
I bought this one yesterday - it has a lovely tone ;D
seriously though it's one of the worst examples of PVC residue I think I've seen.
Isn't she a beauty  :)

Upto certain extent beauty with brain .....................................LOL LOL  ;) ;) ;)


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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 05:45:04 PM »
What metal is that coin?
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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 05:57:35 PM »
Copper 75% - Nickel 25%
Similar to the Indian Rupees of the 1980's
It should be a nice silvery colour - not a sort of off yellow.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 06:06:53 PM »
I've had two like this, same coin as well. Liquid hand soap and warm water took care of them in no time, which is a shame really. Might have been able to move them on as rare errors.

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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 06:16:50 PM »
This one has gone back in it's packet to see if it will turn into something beautiful :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 06:49:14 PM »
Cruel and unusual punishment. ;D

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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 11:24:16 PM »
I saw this description on eBay yesterday, 'a very old coin' ...from the early 1970's.

So that 'very old' coin has been in that 'very old' PVC packet for thirty-five years.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 11:28:16 PM »
I saw this description on eBay yesterday, 'a very old coin' ...from the early 1970's.

So that 'very old' coin has been in that 'very old' PVC packet for thirty-five years.

My young niece once said she'd seen a 'very old' book that was published in 1979.  I showed her one from the 1700s but it didn't impress at all - I suspect the time gap was just too great to comprehend.

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 11:58:10 PM »
Did that come from the Mint in such pouches or did someone get that from a dealer?
I don't have a 77 but I am watching a club auction that has one in it. I do have a 53 5-Shilling that has a somewhat similar horse design.  Nice big coin!

I would think that PVC would liberate some form of Chloride and I have serious doubts about Chlorides ever making anything attractive.  I thought it tended to pit the surface rather than color it.  You need to stick it in some sulfer compound for color  >:D

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Re: Collecting rubbish
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 08:53:04 AM »
From memory, the 25p crowns didn't come from the Mint in such pouches but the banks that issued them (at face) to the public often put them in their own branded plastic holders. I have several such with Barclays and Midland Bank logos on them. Interestingly none of them have suffered from the same problem as Andrew's. I suspect that this coin was put in this pouch by someone who either collected coins or was interested in the piece for some other reason (a monarchist, say) and bought a batch of cheap plastic pockets for the purpose.

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 09:06:05 AM »
Or it's been stored somewhere damp for an extended period.

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 09:46:12 AM »
I guess this is how these coins were issued originally.

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 12:09:22 PM »
I have a couple of 1977 crowns in those black Midland Bank pouches illustrated by Mackie. They (the coins and pouches) are still apparently in the same condition as in 1977 despite having lived at least 23 years of their life in rather damp houses. The same goes for similar, but entirely clear, pouches from Midland and other banks housing 1980 and 1981 crowns.

I suspect the hard plastic carrier was available for a premium or was provided by a third party giving away coins as a promotion for something. The official method of issuing these seems to have changed over the years - the 1951 Festival of Britain crown came in a cardboard box*, the 1953 coronation issue was in a rigid plastic container like the lower one in Mackie's picture, and the 1970s/80s ones in pouches. By 1990 when the first £5 'crown' was issued, they'd abandoned any form of packaging, and by the middle of the last decade they'd abandoned issuing 'crowns' at face in banks at all.  :(

* Off-topic, but can anyone enlighten me as to the difference (apart from the obvious) between the green and purple boxes for these? I have a green one, but I've seen purple ones and the coin doesn't look any different.