Award time... me too!

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DHalladay
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Award time... me too!

Post by DHalladay » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:27 pm

I still need the 1568 coin:

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Here's what they look like:

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Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:18 pm

Every show I go to, I ask for a 1568 sword dollar. Everybody has one thing in common, NO.
Well done going to look for die varieties?

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Post by JASONKFLO » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:28 pm

lovely coin
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Post by messydesk » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:40 pm

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:18 pm
Every show I go to, I ask for a 1568 sword dollar. Everybody has one thing in common, NO.
Well done going to look for die varieties?
Ask for an 1568 anything and that'll probably be your answer. Nice coin, Dennis! So did the one that Heritage sold in 2001 get away from you, or weren't you pursuing these at the time?
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Post by DHalladay » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:27 pm

Thanks for pouring salt in my wound... :cry:

I had just started the set back when those two raw coins sold, so I wasn't determined enough (or financially equipped) to spend that that much on a raw coin. I hadn't grown a pair big enough yet, either.
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Post by neals384 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:03 pm

Couple of dumb questions...
1) It looks like the reverse die is rotated about 120 degrees. Is that normal?
2) What is the meaning of the hand with pointing finger above the 15?
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Post by DHalladay » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:01 am

neals384 wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:03 pm
Couple of dumb questions...
1) It looks like the reverse die is rotated about 120 degrees. Is that normal?
2) What is the meaning of the hand with pointing finger above the 15?
Thanks, and congratulations!

No questions are ever dumb.

I don't think I've ever seen a ryal that wasn't rotated pretty significantly. That makes me believe there was no attempt made for any particular orientation of obverse and reverse. These were all crudely made coins, so turning out round without planchet breaks coming in from the rim was something of an achievement. (Striking was another issue all by itself; the weaknesses this one shows is not at all uncommon.)

I've never heard/seen an explanation about the function of the hand, so I always presumed it was an attention-getting device to make the denomination more clear to people using the coins -- 30 shillings (XXX) in this case. There were also 20- (XX) and 10-shilling (X) denominations that used the same designs.
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Post by vampicker » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:59 am

I think it might be the earliest known sighting of Glove from Yellow Submarine

BTW - major congrats to Dennis for an award well deserved
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Post by messydesk » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:00 am

vampicker wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:59 am
I think it might be the earliest known sighting of Glove from Yellow Submarine

BTW - major congrats to Dennis for an award well deserved
I wonder if there's a rare Flying Fickle Finger of Fate variety that has wings added to the finger.
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Post by blh74 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:01 am

I have a question? How many coins make up the set?

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Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:42 am

blh74 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:01 am
I have a question? How many coins make up the set?
Eight coins total, if I am correct 1565-1567 you could say type 1. 1567-1571 type 2. And if you can get DH a 1568 in a PCGS problem free holder at a reasonable price. You would get valentine cards every year sealed with a kiss. Now isn't that incentive enough? Because I have been looking for a few years and I haven't got a card yet.

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Post by PacificWR » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:44 pm

Congrats Dennis. Well done.

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Post by vamnuke » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:09 pm

8-)

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Post by JohnGoldsmith » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:36 am

Once completed, going for a MS set?

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Post by DHalladay » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:30 am

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:36 am
Once completed, going for a MS set?
I've only seen 2 mint state coins in all my years of looking. It's amazing that any survive.
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Post by messydesk » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:44 am

DHalladay wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:30 am
JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:36 am
Once completed, going for a MS set?
I've only seen 2 mint state coins in all my years of looking. It's amazing that any survive.
OK, then a full set with and without revaluation counterstamps.
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