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  1. 5 points
    Just received this penny yesterday. Although I'm not a fan of slabbed coin n no idea why it's graded as AU, I'm still happy to secure this 1858 penny.
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    I'm pretty sure I see the remains of an H in that photo.
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    My bet is that it's not "no H" - the H wears away before the date or Britannia, and yours is a well worn specimen (the mintmark is below the date and would have been in that area of total wear there). The defining issue for genuine 'no H ' pennies is that they have an obverse that differs slightly from the 1882H pennies - it might not be possible to tell from the obverse on yours, but a picture might help.
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    Ha yes, american grading, everything is AU😂. Large rose small date (hope correct), pity that there are dirt on it, however if it is not imperfect, i think it will be out of my reach.
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    Yes, that's it. The coins are well mixed up. Heart leapt when I spotted the ' mule '. I think it's a HALP. It is a known pairing for this variety. I'll post some pics when it arrives.
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    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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    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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    My point was that the ONF 1860 penny is , like the 1882 'clogged H' penny , due to die deterioration, I am aware that the former is considered a variety, and the latter not. I am also aware that the genuine 'no H' 1882 penny was struck at the Royal Mint with no 'H' on the die. The issue is the extent that a coin struck from a damaged die, with perhaps interesting consequences, should be considered a true variety. There are various factors that seem to determine whether this becomes the case, the main one being attractiveness to collectors. But these coins , to my mind, are not equivalent to coins struck from a particular die variety. However, if anyone has a spare ONF penny at a sensible price........ Jerry
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    Well done - I spotted that in a Spink auction recently.
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    I presume that the coin in question is the 1861, which, although admittedly it does look like a P/F, I would tend to doubt that it is a HALP penny. Although it is known with both obverses 6 and 7; to the best of my knowledge it is only known on reverse G. The coin in question is a reverse E (note the LCW). I would suspect that it is some sort of gunk at the tip of the crossbars of the F in HALF. For what it is worth, I hope that I am proven incorrect, or that I have been looking at wrong coin. The best scenario would be that it is a new discovery (those are always nice). Best of Luck
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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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    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.
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    One type are set medal and the other coin . I am not 100 % I am sure about what I am about to say but it may be that these were struck with a die method rather than mould pressed in sheets. On the these two the outline of the obverse can be seen on the reverse like a die clash . I assume if these are mold pressed there is no way a clash can have occurred. Would I be correct?
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    of course some examples showing the variation in the finish and metal
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    Bookshop display with a sense of humour:
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    Worrying times, though…we called 999 for an ambulance between Christmas and New Year and it took over 8 minutes…NOT for the arrival of the ambulance, but for the call to get answered! Forget National Service, we should provide a week’s training in Basic/Advanced Life Support for all…we’re going to need it! It’ll be no good anyone having a choking child or a Cardiac Arrest in front of them and thinking the emergency services are going to help you!
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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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