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Caratacus

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    Caratacus got a reaction from Zhorro in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    The furry animal 50p hype is a good thing for coin collectors generally as it has re-awakened an interest in kids to collect something that is at pocket money level, has a current value, offers awareness of stacking and collecting generally; collecting coins brings an interest in history, geography, metallurgy, social negotiation, managing your cash (literally) and best of all avoids celebrities... My two little girls have just spent the first two days of school hols hassling shops (social skills) for interesting 50p's (at my expense) - & people have been helpfully sifting their cashmachines for them!!  (I hope they don't start selling lucky heather as their next enterprise)
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    Caratacus got a reaction from HelpingHands in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    The furry animal 50p hype is a good thing for coin collectors generally as it has re-awakened an interest in kids to collect something that is at pocket money level, has a current value, offers awareness of stacking and collecting generally; collecting coins brings an interest in history, geography, metallurgy, social negotiation, managing your cash (literally) and best of all avoids celebrities... My two little girls have just spent the first two days of school hols hassling shops (social skills) for interesting 50p's (at my expense) - & people have been helpfully sifting their cashmachines for them!!  (I hope they don't start selling lucky heather as their next enterprise)
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    Caratacus got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I Received.....   
    Fabulous looking. What a great addition. I love the detail
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    Caratacus got a reaction from Zhorro in Today I Received.....   
    What  a fabulous coin and such an amazing contrast. What beauts!!
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    Caratacus got a reaction from mr1030 in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Nice little example...
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    Caratacus reacted to sovereignsteve in Brexit petition   
    True though. You don't seriously think a second referendum would be fought fairly by the establishment?
    In what way is it tribalistic? it is a personal view.
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    Caratacus got a reaction from TonyS in Nearly had a 400 oz gold bar   
    Sounds good; but this time we forget the coach!!
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    Caratacus got a reaction from gazer in Nearly had a 400 oz gold bar   
    Could we organise a special Forum tour.......  like the "Italian Job"?
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    Caratacus reacted to jonrms in New YouTube prize draw to win a 1oz coin?   
    I always link it in my videos.  But do NOT want to be entered. I love the Silver Forum.  If it wasn't for this and the members within, I would have never had the courage to just send my FIRST  box off to be assayed. 
     
    Thank you everyone 
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    Caratacus reacted to Pete in Nearly had a 400 oz gold bar   
    They only show a wall sized poster of the vault, allegedly underneath the building, filled with good delivery bars stacked to the ceiling.
    I am sure the vault is there but is there anything inside after Gordon Brown plundered the UK taxpayers piggy bank ?
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    Caratacus got a reaction from Wackattak924 in Nearly had a 400 oz gold bar   
    Could we organise a special Forum tour.......  like the "Italian Job"?
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    Caratacus got a reaction from 4thelongrun in Silver Diddlers- under 24mm dia. - Edward VII 3d's   
    Impressive collection that embarrassed my small wallet!
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    Caratacus reacted to Kookaburracollector in Nearly had a 400 oz gold bar   
    Now that is A BAR..I’m interested.....
    Oh no!..just checked..too heavy for Royal Mail Special Delivery...the deal is off 😂 
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    Caratacus reacted to motorbikez in Brexit petition   
    Anyone sick of this farce sign the petition to leave the EU without a deal. It is pathetic that the biased media is in overdrive trying to scupper Brexit by publishing only cancel Brexit petition.
    Here is the link to Leave the EU without a deal petition.https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229963
    I could go on a rant but these pathetic scum politicians are a waste of airspace.
     
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    Caratacus reacted to Seasider in Silver Diddlers- under 24mm dia. - Edward VII 3d's   
    Yes - it has a C mint mark in the flower below the date.
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    Caratacus got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Silver Diddlers- under 24mm dia. - Edward VII 3d's   
    Impressive collection that embarrassed my small wallet!
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    Caratacus got a reaction from MickB in Today I Received.....   
    I think we all feel just the same today as HM after Parliaments shinnanigans.......
    Maybe HM should sack the lot and just take up the reigns as she would do a better job..........
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    Caratacus got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    I believe a silver dollar or silver crown (5 bob/shillings) were a similar value in silver at some point. 
    Just did a quick search and ...  The V.A. miuseum refers to the medallist John Sigismund Tanner (d. 1775) origin German; came to England in 1728, soon after was appointed as an engraver at the Royal Mint. Became Chief Engraver in 1741. Apparently the sixpence he designed for George II popularly gained his name". Never knew that.
    People still referred to Guineas post decimalization particularly as you allude to for luxury clothing
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    Caratacus got a reaction from arcglide in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    Thankyou BYB for all your tremendous hard work & commitment into organising this at such short notice. A massive "silver stack" to process so quickly after the Feb order. Just a touch under a hundred weight!! which is quite something to lug about
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    Caratacus reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Silver Diddlers- under 24mm dia. - Edward VII 3d's   
    I have a stupid amount of diddlers, here is one partially filled box...





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    Caratacus got a reaction from Blockhead in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Nice little example...
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    Caratacus got a reaction from Seasider in Today I Received.....   
    What a classy looking "coin" - (I guess it has a legal value);  although Britannia has certainly improved her looks recently - she looks a bit worn out here which I can only put down to the French who were up to their usual tricks at the time.
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    Caratacus got a reaction from augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    Nice little example...
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    Caratacus got a reaction from Spanishsilver in Today I Received.....   
    As Seasider said, everyone thought they were being robbed as the shops "rounded up" which resulted in inflation  and it really did confuse people.... LSD (Libra, solidus, denarius) had basically been around since the Romans....    Lets hope we never "Eurolies"  our currency...........