A good numismatic day

Started by paddyirish, February 02, 2009, 08:13:05 PM

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Paul,
  Can you climb to the top of that?

That pagoda looks like an Indian one,just like on the Madras Presidency Pagoda-denominated coins.

Aidan.

Bimat

Hi Paul,
You have got a superb 2 British Pounds bimetallic.There are large number of varieties in bimetallic 2 Pounds ..Have you got all those varieties?

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

africancoins

The Pagoda - it was a long time ago - it could be different now - no visitiors were allowed up inside it but ut did seem to have a stair way to the top on the inside.

thanks Mr Paul Baker

africancoins

There are a number of varieties to each of the two pound coin types.

I believe I have one or more piece of each general type (all dates) - for most just the circulation "unc" piece. There are also B.Unc. pieces for all types/dates - these are not just high grade than "lightly circulated" - they are made a little differently....  I have some of these....

Also there are Proofs in base alloys for all types and date and then for each type there are is a silver/gold-plated-silver proof version and a red-gold/yellow-gold version for many type and for many types a silver/gold-plated-silver piedfort proof version and some of the silver... proofs have extra colours bits (maybe just the 2002 set of 4) and I think it is the 1999 Rugby type that in the silver.. piedfort proof version has a hologram (not to be confused with a latest image) of a rugby ball. There are that many - I could have missed something.....

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

tonyclayton

The 2002 Proof set of 4 does not 'have extra colour'

africancoins

#20
2002 set "extra colour"....  I could be wrong - but I think I have seen something like it... though not on all silver proof issues for that set.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

africancoins

It seems the 2002 silver proof piedfort set is the one with bits of colour....

See..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120363532748

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

Figleaf

#22
I was in the greater London area twice this month. The first time was in Stoke Poges (I am not making this name up, the village dates back to before the Norman Conquest), where no new coins had been seen since a few decades. There were no coin shops either. My wife did her best in Westfield, near Shepherd's Bush, a dull shopping mall replacing an interesting local market, but found nothing there either, so, in desperation, she bought me a set of the new coins at a post office. The Dartford crossing toll yielded a new pound coin, probably straight from a roll, the only addition to my collection.

What  a difference with the second time. I could just squeeze in the coin market at Charing Cross, picking up some types I wanted from broken up sets. Racing back to the paid parking place, I passed a coin shoppe I couldn't pass without going in, so I picked up a few five pound pseudo coins. Next was a generous machine in Greenwich where I bought a public transportation day ticket. It yielded a veritable treasure trove of 1 pound commemoratives in change. This time, my wife's shopping brought more pound commemoratives, a few 50 p commemoratives and the 20 p, 10 p and penny of the new series. She even culled a few duplicates from circulation that I'll list on the trade board. However, the best was a good fake pound coin I'll post here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Peter,
  The U.K. has never issued 1 Pound coins as commemoratives,even though the reverse designs were changed each year (& recycled a few years later in a few cases!).

One day,I will be looking out to see what I am missing from my British 2 Pounds commemorative coin set,& hopefully get the post-2002 issues.

Aidan.

Figleaf

I guess that means that you don't consider any of the geographical series issued e.g. by Germany, Poland, the US, Canada, Jersey, to name a few examples as non-commemoratives. That seems quite odd to me and I don't think many collectors will agree with you, but if you want to define them differently, that's your privilege.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Quote from: Figleaf on March 19, 2009, 10:35:18 PM
I guess that means that you don't consider any of the geographical series issued e.g. by Germany, Poland, the US, Canada, Jersey, to name a few examples as non-commemoratives. That seems quite odd to me and I don't think many collectors will agree with you, but if you want to define them differently, that's your privilege.

Peter

Peter,
  Those are part of a series of numismatic programs as a way of getting more people involved in coin collecting as well as a way of raising seignorage.

The 1992 coin issue from Canada is a commemorative issue,as is the 2002 coin issue.

Aidan.

africancoins

Further about whether or not GB one pounds coins are "commemoratives".....  the mint does not consider them to be "commemoratives" and a number of designs were repeated five years after their first appearance.

Some sets for "regions" from other parts of the world "celebrate" a different region on each coin......

Thanks Mr Paul Baker