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Numismatists Probably will Never get it...

It is quite clear that the majority of coin fondlers are not really all that interested in either findspot or the legal situation concerning the surfacing of another fine specimen to ogle. Here's some typical numismo-jubilation about a coin in the PAS database: Carl Savage ?@Carlisle_Carl 22 godz. 22 godziny temu This very rare Scottish James V 1/3 groat (type IV) has just been discovered in Cumbria.
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