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  1. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Very pleased with the comments on the 14 + N above. Thank you. Not eBay. A Canadian seller. 19 Dollars Inc postage. Converts to around £11. Expected end of Nov.
  2. Zo Arms

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    Mystery solved. The coin arrived yesterday. Both the reverse and obverse are unmarked, so I'm guessing that it's some form of reflection on the lens. I do understand and like your die fill theory though.
  3. Zo Arms

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    Thinking this is a 14 + N pairing not listed by Freeman but recognised by Dracott? Ob legend away from Lin circle, nearly touching head and high bridge/eye format. Wide date. Not fussed if 15 though.
  4. Zo Arms

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    Not received coin yet, so sellers photos.
  5. Zo Arms

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    Would anyone care to speculate what has happened to this coin? Appears to be some extra hatching to the base of the shield and some misaligned teeth on the rim. Same coin obverse. An additional A to the bridge of the nose and a spare colon dot after Victoria. Shattered die hits?
  6. I would agree, using the wider spaced 60 and the lack of flag pole, as identifiers.
  7. Zo Arms

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    Agreed. An excellent website. Extremely informative with useful accompanying photos. Very easy to follow.
  8. Zo Arms

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    All I can say, is that I'll stick with Freeman, the Dracott articles and here, thank you. Just a personal opinion.
  9. Zo Arms

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    Well. The eagerly awaited tome arrived this morning. I've had a good look through it and put it under the stairs. At the back. The spare room needs painting. Urgently.
  10. Zo Arms

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    It will probably be a week or so before it arrives. They print to order and then the journey from the US. Will keep you posted but it does sound promising.
  11. Zo Arms

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    One thing that I have found frustrating in the search for varieties of half pennies, is the huge amount of information that is available. I have 2 editions of Freeman's work, 1970 and the Rotographic edition 2016. A copy of David Groom's Bronze Varieties. Salzman. The Dracott articles are stored on my phone. A free access to Google. And the wealth of knowledge within the forum. I am aware of Peck, Gouby and Mal Lewendon but don't have their work as yet. All invaluable but not together as one source. Stumbled across this a short while ago whilst searching the net. A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze. Tom Shumann. Published by Lulu, to order. Helpfully they advertise at the bottom of this page. Or they do on my phone. Ordered a copy a few days ago. Is anyone else aware of it or has a copy?
  12. Zo Arms

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    Yes, a US seller. I missed the end of the auction last time it was out and was the only bidder, the other day. £74 Inc shipping and eBay's VAT.
  13. Zo Arms

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    Could some confirm or deny my suspicions on this one please? Thinking Reverse D due to the lighthouse and the lack of flagpole. Paired with 7.
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    I've pretty much read the whole site now. All the info was thought relevent at the time and still relevant and thought provoking now. Plenty of humour and some sadness. Emporer Oli, Halfpenny Jon, where are they now? And Peter. I do miss Peter. Would anyone know if he's ok?