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Offline mrbadexample

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2017, 11:15:06 PM »
I do own a Ningi, but unfortunately I can't fit it onto my scanner.  :(

If you could just hold it up in the air, I should be able to see it from here! :D

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2017, 11:16:19 PM »
Going back to what started this thread, I think that under George III, there was a 6 pence cartwheel, but they really weren't circulated. I would love to see one of those, I can't imagine something 3x the 2 penny ones.

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2017, 11:51:39 PM »
If you could just hold it up in the air, I should be able to see it from here! :D

I'm not strong enough.  :(

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2017, 12:28:13 AM »
This intrigues me - where did you hear this Bruce? Is it listed anywhere?

Maybe thinking of this Six PennyToken for the Birmingham Workhouse

See here too.

catalogue entry from The token coinage of Warwickshire. no size given but i think the other web page is incorrect.
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »
Possibly Mal, although not really a cartwheel?  :-\

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2017, 12:41:09 AM »
It was a follow up to the cartwheel coinage and still with full weight of copper.

I have not heard of any other copper sixpence.
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2017, 04:14:31 AM »
Unable to find the diameter of the 6d copper token.
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2017, 03:45:06 PM »
That may have been what I was thinking about.  I have several workhouse tokens, and a couple are from the Birmingham Workhouse. Can you imagine lugging
several of these?

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2017, 06:39:58 PM »
Big coins always fascinated me. Knowing Swedish 20 daler is the biggest circulation coin and one of the reasons why banknotes were invented, here I point biggest circulation coin in domain of Croatian numismatics - a 4 thaler piece from Zadar (Zara). Series of three denominations were struck in 1813, with 4 thaler piece weighing around 120gr with diameter of 52-53mm.

Unfortunately, this fascinating rare piece which comes even in two significant die varieties is out of my league.

Here's set of three denominations from Numismatica Genevensis Auction 10 so you can compare bigger pieces to regular thaler (29g, 39mm)

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2017, 07:22:43 PM »
Unable to find the diameter of the 6d copper token.

According to The Token Book (Galata), the original sixpence is 50 mm. Apparently there were later copies made with a diameter of 45 mm. The diameter of the threepence is given as 45 mm.

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2017, 11:41:57 PM »
I had found some were sold in the Noble sale a few years ago where the weight is given as 5˝oz and the later copies 4˝oz.

I do have the 45mm threepence. This means the sixpence was much thicker.
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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2017, 12:50:40 AM »
Big coins always fascinated me. Knowing Swedish 20 daler is the biggest circulation coin and one of the reasons why banknotes were invented, here I point biggest circulation coin in domain of Croatian numismatics - a 4 thaler piece from Zadar (Zara). Series of three denominations were struck in 1813, with 4 thaler piece weighing around 120gr with diameter of 52-53mm.

Unfortunately, this fascinating rare piece which comes even in two significant die varieties is out of my league.

Here's set of three denominations from Numismatica Genevensis Auction 10 so you can compare bigger pieces to regular thaler (29g, 39mm)

Those are great! :D Are they silver?

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Re: Anything bigger than this?
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2017, 12:21:51 PM »
Those are great! :D Are they silver?
Of course. Fineness probably .833 like all thalers.