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    I've recently acquired a high grade specimen of an 1852 halfpenny. This coin is a the Reverse A die variety (Peck 1536). Does anyone know why the mint introduced the Reverse B die in 1851, which was subsequently discontinued in 1858?
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    Henry VI Groat Annulet Issue c.1422-1427 Calais Mint Incurved pierced cross mintmark.
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    I don't know, you just can't get the staff these days !!!!!
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    You tell 'em Richard !
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    I think they mean that R and E of REG don't touch at their bases - R and I of BRITT never touch at their bases on these pattern obverses.
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    mrbadexample...chingford....pleased to meet you..... pwa.....i'm very disappointed. prep
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    Hi Dicky. welcome to the forum . The 1861 penny, as with the 1860 - 62 pennies have a wide variation of date widths , as indeed so do a good number of dates throughout the bronze pre-decimal period of production, but during these first thee years of production the variations in position of the last digit seems to be almost infinite , as it can be found up to far, down to far, rotated , and in distance from the 6. Because of this, Its thought that the last digit was punched onto the die by hand. I show a few examples of this below Terry