Christmas decorating with my boss and the crew starts on Friday, and we work ten straight days, lay off for three and start again for at least three more. Posts may be few and far between on all those days - or maybe I will have a second wind and do it justice - who knows? Therefore, if I am scarce here on the interwebs, you will know why.
Last Saturday found us having dinner at the home of a local blogger, and it was a very nice evening. Food was tasty and plentiful, drinks available, and conversation sparkling - at least theirs was. I'm not too sure about mine or mr. kenju's. A sweet little kitty was present as well, and after an hour or two of patient coaxing on my part, he finally consented to having his head scratched. Every cat I have ever had was at least 10 pounds overweight, so small ones (who are past the kitten stage) always fascinate me. This one was all the more fascinating because his whiskers were white, while most of the rest of him is black. Tres chic! A designer cat!
"GEORGIVS V DEI CRABRITT OMN REX FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
The penny is in fairly good condition, but the half-penny shows some wear on the reverse.
I just discovered I also have a Canadian coin dated 1900. The inscription on it is:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA
It is in good condition as well. If you know anyone in coin collecting who might be able to give me an approximate value on these, send them over, please.