About this set: As a young lad growing up in South Hampton, England, I was enamored by our servants as they anxiously awaited payday ever second Thursday at father’s massive country estate in the highlands just outside of town. The groundskeepers would hastily travel into town and trade in these shinny round objects for a pint of the Kings best at the local pub. I would on occasion, under the cover of an assumed identity, spent some time partaking in the drink and gambling at a friendly game of darts with the locals. It was this early interaction that would fuel the drive for my future passion for coins. That, plus the extreme dislike for my half brother. F. Randolph, a product of father’s drunken stoop one evening with mother’s chamber maid.
Randolph, not being of the pure bloodline was sent off at an early age to school in the town of Portsmouth. Scorned by father and a constant reminder to mother of father’s infidelity, my brother was doomed to a life of manual labor and not afforded any of the birth rights granted to the rightful heir to father’s estate.
My brother, upon a less than impressive showing at University, promptly moved across the pond to the states where to this day he ekes out a meager living as a barterer of coins, Lincoln cents or “wheaties” as you yanks refer to them. Still a major source of embarrassment to the Kensington family, I have vowed to destroy this braggart and his man-servant partner by assembling a top-notch Morgan Dollar set, thus returning dignity and prestige to the Kensington family.
Lord Kensington, 3rd cousin to the Duke of Edinburgh.
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