My updated NEWPS for the year
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I haven't posted in a while so wanted to update my NEWPS for the year. I started off pretty well so far, mostly things for my primary collection but a few oddballs. I got a couple of the attractive 18th C. 6d's, a couple of shillings, and a nice Anne pattern 1/2d.

 

Overall I thought the NYINC and pre-Long Beach auctions were pretty decent. Some very nice material in certain areas and prices seemed realistic for the most part. There were quite a few really nice ancients in various auctions but I had been saving to concentrate on filling a few holes in the British collection so only picked up one piece.

 

And I managed to spend almost my whole 2016 coin budget in just 35 days.

 

1703 Vigo Sixpence in 62, a fairly common date but it was pretty.

 

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1714 Anne Pattern Halfpenny, PF63 BN, P-728, listed as rare.

 

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1736/5 Shilling in AU55, really a tough date listed as R2 Very Rare in ESC, currently only 2 graded at NGC. I am a sucker for some of the Geo. I and II shillings, there are some really tough coins in the series.

 

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1746 Lima Sixpence in 65, reasonably common but very high grade.

 

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1821 Shilling in 65, this was a big upgrade from my previous coin, really not very rare but it's a one year type so a lot of people want one.

 

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One new ancient, a tiny little Ionia 1/24th Stater c. 625-550 BC. among the earliest known coin types.

 

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And for my highly unspecialized "Pretty Coin" collection, an 1896H Liberia 1 cent in PF66 RB, this was from a dealers inventory and not an auction. A little on the scarce side in high grade but not all that rare.

 

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I've also started a type set of French Republic 20th C. gold 20 Francs, just because. I know, but it's just so difficult to stay focused some times. Both of these in 65.

 

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@ JCM-Houston

 

I too have a type set of French 19th C. gold 20 Francs just because. (shrug) . While it is not hard to find the 21 coins in the set (not counting minor mint variations) finding mint state examples before the Céres (your pictured 1851-A ) can be a real challenge in the States.

 

BTW, that Céres design I particularly love and made pendants with them as a special gift for each of my daughters 18th birthdays. To them it was a beautiful and still highly prized gift. To me it was also a parent's inside joke of which I shared with them .... In the Iliad, the beautiful sorceress Céres turned all of Ulysses' men into swine to keep him from sailing away! Isn't symbolism fun :whistle:

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Nice stuff, JCM. Question about the Ionia 1/24 Stater: how is it AU and not EL? I thought at that time people hadn't developed refinement technology yet to purify EL into AU?

 

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Nice stuff, JCM. Question about the Ionia 1/24 Stater: how is it AU and not EL? I thought at that time people hadn't developed refinement technology yet to purify EL into AU?

 

EVP

 

AU is the grade. The metal is clearly specified as EL. hm

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Nice stuff, JCM. Question about the Ionia 1/24 Stater: how is it AU and not EL? I thought at that time people hadn't developed refinement technology yet to purify EL into AU?

 

EVP

 

AU is the grade. The metal is clearly specified as EL. hm

 

Brain cramp. I blame a prolonged period of lack of enough sleep. :(

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