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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2016, 11:17:07 PM »
Are you pulling our legs? Could it be this note, since the Bank started production in 1694.

"The earliest known proof ( 1694) for a Bank of England note shows a circular Britannia medallion"

Source http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/archive/Documents/history/britannia.pdf

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2016, 11:18:01 PM »
i say that the old lady is the bank of England

You have that half!   :like:
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2016, 11:21:58 PM »
Are you pulling our legs? Could it be this note, since the Bank started production in 1694.

"The earliest known proof ( 1694) for a Bank of England note shows a circular Britannia medallion"

Source http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/archive/Documents/history/britannia.pdf

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We are looking for a coin.   :-X  I saw the answer in that book.   ;)

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #108 on: January 13, 2016, 03:24:54 PM »
OK, so I'll try with this

the " cartwheel" twopenny piece and the penny, not knowing which came first in 1797?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #109 on: January 13, 2016, 09:47:13 PM »
No.

They both came from the Soho mint in Birmingham.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #110 on: January 14, 2016, 11:07:22 PM »
Remember this is the Bank of England as opposed to the more usual Royal Mint.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2016, 09:19:35 PM »
No takers ?  ???  ...I did have the answer by PM just a few hours after!

Its the Bank of England five shillings or dollar 1804
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2016, 10:14:21 PM »
Hi,

since I did a few hours of research without finding the answer, please provide the proof of your affirmation?

Fair is fair isn't it?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2016, 10:40:04 PM »
The BOE began counter-marking Spanish and Spanish colonial coins for use in the UK but as these were being forged they followed up by producing the 1804 five shillings dollar.

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Plan C: The 1804 Bank of England Silver Dollar (May 12th 1804 - March 20th 1817) 12 years, 10 months and 9 days1804 Bank of England Dollar

The rampant counterfeiting of both counterstamps underlined the ongoing public demand for official silver coins that had a stable value. The London Gazette of May 12th, 1804 announced the Bank of England’s third strategy to meet this need : “… dollars to be stamped at Mr. Boulton’s Manufactory, with His Majesty’s Head and an Inscription ‘Georgius III. Dei Gratia Rex’ on the Obverse, and Britannia, with the words ‘Five Shillings Dollar Bank of England, 1804’ on the Reverse…”
The additional design on these coins was not simply a small counterstamp on one side of the coin, but impressive designs that completely obliterated all trace of the original Spanish emblems.

Boulton and Watt continued to strike these dollars for the Bank of England right through to 1811. These Bank of England dollars were not recalled from circulation until late 1816, demonstrating that Boulton’s technology was as capable of giving confidence to the general public as it was in foiling the efforts of the counterfeiter

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These were followed later with issues of three-shillings and eighteen-pence
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New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #114 on: February 11, 2016, 07:43:09 AM »
So no new questions after a steady start? ???

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #115 on: February 11, 2016, 10:10:39 AM »
Here ya go. Which Austrian piece has the denomination only on the edge?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2016, 11:01:13 PM »
Oops. That should have been "Which Austrian piece has the denomination only in letters". To show my confusion: the denomination in letters is also shown on the edge. Sorry!

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2016, 11:55:59 PM »
The 1924 one schilling? Have to look don't recall any edge lettering.

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Oops. That should have been "Which Austrian piece has the denomination only in letters". To show my confusion: the denomination in letters is also shown on the edge. Sorry!

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2016, 12:06:09 PM »
Good enough, though the edge of this coin is reeded. Also, I would have called this a coin, not a piece. Here's what I had in mind. The edge inscription is FÜNFZIG SCHILLING. Later 50 schillings have the value in numbers. Your turn, Dale.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2016, 02:26:21 PM »
I will do this from memory so I may mess it up.

As far as I know there are very few USA coins depicting Monarchs.

There is a USA coin 'piece' that depicts a Queen
and 5 coins considered USA coins that depict a King.

What are they.

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