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  1. Unwilling Numismatist

    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    I thought that as soon as I saw it too, I'd need a better photo though because I couldn't make out all the letters etc. I would be very interested in seeing a better image to compare it with those doing the rounds on the likes of aliexpress.com Like this one
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    1893/2 Penny

    Thank you as well, that's a very nice example
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    Pennies High grade.

    You're welcome (Apologiies my last post din't convey the message in the manner it was intended, and did come across as rude). I was/am stating that 1874H K+h BP1874M 7+I F76 Heaton Mint R8 and 1874H F76 (Gouby K+h; Freeman 7+I) (R18) convey a very different rarity, which seemed somewhat confusing. Apologies once again if I caused offence which was not intened. Kev
  4. Unwilling Numismatist

    1893/2 Penny

    Just because I was poking about in the washers, and I don't really understand sometimes.... Is the Normal date like this: and the (suspected) 3/2 date like this?
  5. Unwilling Numismatist

    Pennies High grade.

    I think Richard needs to sort his site out Rarestpennies says R18 but pennyvarieties says R8. I remember looking for this one before, and all my washers look exactly like it, apart from having any detail even resembling anything other than a washer
  6. Unwilling Numismatist

    Pennies High grade.

    Thanks Pete - I will have a look, I ignored pretty much all my washers as people were taking the p*** I got lucky once, perhaps it'll happen again!
  7. Unwilling Numismatist

    1887 6d's

    The date is only 9 teeth on the JH, but I agree now that you said it, the teeth are longer on the YH. Never noticed before
  8. Unwilling Numismatist

    Pennies High grade.

    Please humour me - show me what a CGS 2 looks like - I might need to get my bag of washers out again!
  9. Unwilling Numismatist

    1887 6d's

    It may also be due to my slightly dubious lighting, however I have just installed a new striplight to replace my 2 independant spots, so I'll give it a whirl with "even" light and see if there is anything more to it @Peckris 2 thanks for that, I'll revisit mine and see if I have anything going on there! - that was a JH wasn't it?
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    Newbie Looking For Advice.

    Hi Lucy and welcome to the forum. Once you start looking closely at these small circular metallic pieces of art it does get a little harder to forget them thats for sure. Check out all of the books in the banner above, they all make for good reading and a great intro to collecting, then acquire what you like the most. The best words of wisdom are echoed time and again on here, buy well, not for the sake of it - many lower grade coins make an accumulation rather than a collection
  11. Unwilling Numismatist

    1887 6d's

    Indeed, that's why I wanted some further clarification It does indeed look the same. I need to re-check my R/B though to ensure I have my full set of marbles, and then revisit my others. I think I've more varieties than I thought but I keep selling the damn things so I might have to start keeping hold of a few more!
  12. Unwilling Numismatist

    1887 6d's

    With the R/B some show a protusion to the left of the front leg of the R, which isn't obvious for a normal R/I though, that's how I iunderstand the difference, is that corect?
  13. Unwilling Numismatist

    1887 6d's

    @1887jubilee Is there such a beast as and R/I/V for the withdrawn type. I ask because the underlying serif on this one is too far to the right for it to have been from the V.
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    Florin date

    M - 1000 d = 500 c = 100 c = 100 c = 100 (looks a bit iffy though due to wear) l = 50 v = 5
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    1887 6d's

    out of interest would you happen to have any images you could post or mail me please Peck?