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    I think the H must have been added seperatelly to each working die as I have found 1881 coins with it positioned all over the place.
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    On a different subject, I have been studying the obverse 4 missing leaf types where all the examples that I've seen bear slight traces of the "missing" leaf and a weakened linear circle above the missing leaf. The example in Michael Gouby's book, however, shows a complete linear circle: However, close examination suggests that these 2 pictures are of the same coin - compare the shading and the dark spot on the right hand side. Perhaps the 2nd picture was doctored (definitely not by Michael) to illustrate what the missing leaf might look like. Michael agrees with me and intends to include a different picture in any future updates to his book. I therefore think that the genuine missing leaf types look like this, with weakened linear circle: Which is probably what would be expected from a partially filled die in that area of the coin.
  4. 3 points
    That's like the New York life advisor who recommended to his women clients that they needed "a new direction". He knew perfectly well what those words could be heard as...
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    It's a "No" from me..............
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    Is it just me who thinks that's not a bad job of removing the crud from the farthing?
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    I also would like your advise on this Heaton 1881 . I was wondering if this is unusual to you experts ? The H is very high into the date...I have never seen this referenced anywhere but please let me know your thoughts. I thought at first it was a BP 1881 Hb the highest I have seen it is in BP 1882 Ma ...thank you
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    Not an easy find in collectable grade, they always seem to fly in auction, so really pleased with this bargain in a nice dark collectors’ tone! Elizabeth I Penny, mm Cross Crosslet, bust 3H
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    They only made the half Sov John Cooke .....It was an advertising token of sorts I think
  15. 1 point
    the only toy coin I have! the reverse says 12 PENCE MAKE ONE SHILLING
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    I would have thought that in those days the letter repair punches would have been hand made , and therefore every one would be very slightly different , also when the working dies were repaired the depth of the strike would vary in accordance with how hard the punch was struck.
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    Further to the above, I have a couple of 1861 pennies (F29 & F33) where the G of D:G: has been badly repaired (rotated) with both a "curved" and a "straighter" G punch so either of these could have been used to produce the VIGTORIA error.
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    If I hadn't known what he looked like before, that pic would be unremarkable, But....what the hell has he done to himself? Obviously botox to his forehead, as I'd say it was near impossible to get to 63 without some lines. I had them at - sometime in my 30's I think..
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    A very interesting and plausible explanation. I’m sure there’s much more to the story, however, given the straight sides of the tail of the ‘usual’ G and the very different curved sides in the tail of the G in Victoria. Only ten known surviving examples? You must be absolutely delighted…what an acquisition for a penny collector! Well done, Sir!
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    Here you go. A penny, albeit silver and hammered, but a decent provenance. Six quid in Cuff. J D Cuff 1041, Sotheby 8/6/1854 E Wigan, collection bought Rollin & Feuardent 1872 H Webb 309, Sotheby 9/7/1894 H Clark 155, Sotheby 23/5/1898 A A Banes 57, Sotheby 30/10/1922 E H Wheeler 342, Sotheby 12/3/1930 C Corbally Browne 409, Sotheby 25/3/1935 W L Raynes 473, Glendining 15/2/1950 Spink 6, lot 589, 10/10/1979 R D Shuttlewood 301, Spink 15/3/2001 C Comber
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    Much lower mintage than the 2016 shield as well and they now fetch 50+.
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    you get a reasonable number for the price .. I have to admit I am a bit smitten by toy coins . most of which, since the 1860' s, have been used for some educational use.
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    That gilt one's a bit of a stunner.
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    With the purchase of an 1806 gilt copper proof from LCA last weekend, I've now got all three 1806 proofs from the KP31 die - Peck 1325, 1326 &1327, gilt, bronzed copper & copper. Whilst I've no intention of even attempting to become a major SOHO proof specialist collector (a lifetime's work, pretty much), it's always good to get a few proofs, and these were easy to recognise because of the incomplete 0 and no base serif to 1.