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maundy 3d vs silver 3d issued for circulation
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:25 PM
bob.phillips, on Mar 24 2006, 11:37 AM, said:
According to ESC in the note at the bottom of page 184 the ordinary 3d's have a duller surface than the maundy money which is more prooflike with highly polished fields. The latter tone more easily and are often bluish or quite dark. Davies says the same thing.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:43 PM
#4 Guest_Eric Dawson, MD_I'm_a_Guest
Posted 28 March 2006 - 03:58 AM
Generally, it is the quality of the strike (especially hair detail about the ear on Vicky or the beard & mustache on Edward VII) and some cases/specimens are clearly Maundy and others are borderline. A good demonstration is to look at the Maundy 4d pieces and to check out how they vary in appearance and strike.
I may be able to answer specific questions as they may come up.
#5 Guest_Eric Dawson, MD_I'm_a_Guest
Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:07 PM
Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:50 PM
It's my first 'question' on the site so far, but as I'm still somewhat of a beginner, I'm sure there will be more. It's a great forum
Thanks again for your inputs.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:52 PM
Yes, there is a lot of that going on, even being sold by coin "experts" claiming that pieces are currency strikes. I recently received such a coin, which was a "rare" currency portrait variety. It was cleaned to look like a currency piece (hairlines were present), but it had the signature prooflike mirror finish still intact. It turns out that the maundy issue of that year used the same portrait, according to Davies.
#8 Guest_Eric Dawson MD_I'm_a_Guest
Posted 06 April 2006 - 04:40 PM