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#1 normdeplume

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:39 PM

An amature Archeologist in England comes across a coin. Excitedly he cleans it up and manages to read that it is a Shilling from the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. He know this because it has a picture of queen Elizabeth the First and a date of 1595 It even has Queen Elizabeth the first printed on the rim of the coin.

He looks the details up on the internet and discovers that there were shillings in circulation at this time and the date was well within the reign of that Monarch.

He takes his coin to the British Museum and offers to sell it to them as a piece of Heritage. The Curator takes one look at the coin and declares it a forgery. How is he so sure?

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#2 comperr

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:17 AM

if it is the first it woulddn't say "queen e the first"
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:30 PM

I don't get it
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#4 unreality

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:10 PM

maybe it was a different metal or color than they were supposed to be?

i'm confused too
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:02 AM

If she was the first queen Elizebeth the coin wouldn't say "the first".
After WWI people called it the great war until WWII
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