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Offline Afrasi

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2013, 01:41:20 AM »
Yesterday I found my prize in the letter box.  :D  Many thanks to Andy!

It looks in hand even better than at Andy's scan. I tried to scan it again:

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2013, 05:21:52 AM »
Wonderful coin

Congrats Afrasi

Yesterday I found my prize in the letter box.  :D  Many thanks to Andy!

It looks in hand even better than at Andy's scan. I tried to scan it again:
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2013, 11:29:01 AM »
As an accomplished puzzler, you will have no trouble with the legend on the reverse. >:D

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2013, 12:29:56 PM »
I first made a silly mistake with B & L (Belgium and Luxembourg :-[), but now I think I got it.

M. B. F. ET. H. REX. F. D. B. ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T. ET. E.

Magnae Britanniae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brunsvigi et Luneburgi Dux Sancti Romani Imperii Archi Thesaurus et Elector (there may be mistakes in my Latin :-[)

The next problem is to seek for the English words:  ::)
King of Great Britain (upper arms), France (rigth arms) and Ireland (lower arms), Defender of Faith, Duke of Braunschweig and Lüneburg (left arms), Arch Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire

Hope, I got it nearly correct!  :P
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2013, 12:41:39 PM »
...and there is no semée of hearts in the arms of Duke of Braunschweig and Lüneburg (left arms), Arch Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

After many examples had been struck it was discovered a semée of hearts had been inadvertently left out of the arms of Brunswick in the Hanover shield; there should be hearts around the upright lion located to the right of and above the running horse. The die was then revised. The example shown here displays the original die without the hearts.
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2013, 01:06:26 PM »
Yes, I did read about the hearts in my old Seaby catalogue of 1987. But I did not find any explanations of their meaning.
Do You know something about the reason of these hearts?

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2013, 01:19:22 PM »


They appear to be for the Dukedom of Luneburg.

From.. The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry ...
 By Thomas Robson (engraver.)
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2013, 01:32:52 PM »
Peter has a bit say here about a similar coin.
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2013, 03:12:31 PM »
Many thanks for all Your answers! :)

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2013, 12:14:45 AM »
So all those active members who did not participate, when are you going to send gold coins to Andy and silver coins to me? ;D >:D

Aditya

Hi, Aditya. Sorry I missed the contest. I'll get right on sending you and Andy coins!!!  ;D. You only want silver, right??? ;)  Been a little busy fighting the cruise lines for not telling us that Noro Virus was on board our ship. As a kidney transplant patient, this is risky, and we weren't told until we were in our cabin. Yup...I got it...and still recovering from a minor side effct or 2. As they say (or used to say) here in the states..."WATCH MY SMOKE!"

Alan in Massachusetts

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2013, 01:45:17 PM »
Just got a visit from Peter, who insisted to give me my 5th prize in person ....  ;D
He is on his way back now to France through the blizzard ... (Have a safe trip ! )

Not one coin .... but Hundreds of them !
A heavy box full of Dutch 1 Cent coins in rolls (1950-1980)
I may have come 5th, but I got the biggest and heaviest prize  :o

Thanks Peter and Andy !

Paul.

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December competition 2012!
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2013, 01:50:27 PM »
That's INCREDIBLE prize for sure! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Congrats Paul!

Aditya
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2013, 02:30:26 PM »
 :)
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Warm Regards,
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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2013, 02:54:06 PM »
What they just said. Congratulations! Any plans to make a Coin Walk like what they have at the mint in Utrecht? ;D

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Re: December competition 2012!
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2013, 03:20:09 PM »
That's a nice idea !
When you google floor+coin you get to see some nice examples  :D

Paul.