I don’t suppose it would surprise many of you to learn that I have a small amount of old coins would it? No??
My parents saved some old coins for my brother and I when we went decimal here in the 1970s, but a friend of ours actually left me her collection of coins as well, the majority of which are Victorian pennies, and I doubt any of them are worth very much as they are mostly well worn and battered. But hey, I love them.
I was sorting out a cupboard a couple of days ago, and rifled through the coin tin looking at the pennies, thinking I might photograph one or two of the really old ones with the clearest pictures of Queen Victoria to post on here.
It was then I discovered that I actually have a George IV coin (Prinny) dated 1823 amongst them. I was very surprised indeed as I looked at them a great deal when I first got them, and have no recollection of this particular one. It is very dirty and not well kept, also being slightly bent, but again I love it.
Why you may ask? ‘Cos it’s old silly. Just think who might have owned this coin over 185 years? Oh, and for the very nosy amongst you, I think it’s a Farthing coin.