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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    I reexamined the images and still think it is an obverse 11. To my eyes the spacing of the F:D: (letters and colon) match closer to obverse 11 than 12. Possibly slightly reminiscent of obverse 13 which I eliminated due to the lack of uneven berries. I also don't see the spacing as similar to obverse 13#, which, as I stated in the original post has the uprights of the R's in BRITT and REG pointing to a tooth. The coin in question has those 2 features pointing to spaces. Again however, images can be deceiving, although unintentionally, and the best assessment is done coin in hand.
  2. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Based on the image, I don't believe it to be an obverse 13 which has uneven berries nor an obverse 13# where the upright of the R's point to a tooth. Comparison of the image of the coin in question with images of obverses 11 & 12 and the corresponding respective descriptors lead me to believe it is an obverse 11.
  3. Bronze & Copper Collector

    December 2021 LCA catalogue now posted

    Lol... I should "have" (not "of") read your post first..... You're absolutely correct. And I love your example. The only caveat to blaming people entirely is the dreaded spell checker. Text from his neighbor I am so sorry Bob. I've been riddled with guilt and I have to confess. I have been tapping your wife, day and night when you're not around. In fact, more than you. I do not get any at home, but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't happen again. The man, anguished and betrayed, went into his bedroom, grabbed his gun, and without a word, shot his wife and killed her. A few moments later, a second text came in: Damn autocorrect! I meant "wifi", not "wife"
  4. Bronze & Copper Collector

    December 2021 LCA catalogue now posted

    "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  5. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    For what it's worth, I have 1 8&c# and 2 7&c#
  6. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here you go... Now you can...
  7. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    How would you grade it? With a colonoscopy?? Assuming you can stomach it
  8. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Let's not get too "Saucy"
  9. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Penny Acquisition of the week

    An 1827 in that condition would be welcomed in any collection.
  10. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Sure looks like a 14 & N... Nice find and nicer than mine
  11. Bronze & Copper Collector

    1684 Large silver coin ID.

    Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, other people ARE a silver spoon.
  12. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Disclaimer: I'm looking at this on my cell phone. All I see is an F-29 obverse 6, reverse D. What could be confusing is that I do not see the LCW on the reverse. It could be the imaging, a worn die, or something else. But so far as I can tell it's a reverse D.
  13. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That would be an interesting "Twist".
  14. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    I use all the above AND Richards website.. I think I'll print it out and have a GREAT REFERENCE BOOK!!! It will just need to be updated periodically...
  15. My interpretation of those distinctions is that both coins are struck in copper. While the Copper Proof is 'As Struck', the Bronzed Copper is the Copper coin subjected to Bronzing. A Bronzed coin (or Medal), without distinction, COULD be struck in ANY metal (I'm not saying that it IS struck in any metal), and then Bronzed.
  16. A HUGE Thank You to Rob for that exceptional explanation (as always). I'll toss in my nomination to have Rob elevated to Professor Emeritus, resident Guru, some such title to recognize his enormous contributions to our knowledge base.
  17. The assumption is that the cataloger got it correct. Granted that they have MUCH MORE experience than I have, and I am loathe to dispute their attribution, but we all know that mistakes occur. Caveat emptor.
  18. Ditto... Gut feeling based on very little experience. I would suspect, however, that a coin that has been bronzed would NOT display any luster (lustre). I think it might also display a slightly different surface texture. Whereas a coin as struck, would display some natural luster, at least until it disappears with handling or age.
  19. Bronze & Copper Collector

    My Browsers have ground to a halt

    I would suspect using cpu resources first.
  20. Bronze & Copper Collector

    My Browsers have ground to a halt

    Windows Task Manager???
  21. Bronze & Copper Collector

    The Iain Dracott halfpenny article

    PM sent...
  22. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ernest Bramah - English Regal Copper Coins

    It might be in contention for Best Line of the Year...
  23. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Help With Denarius Identification

    Being an Emperor would trump Trump being only a President... Maybe the the etymological root of 'trample' is actually 'trump'. As in the following. "The Emperor exhorted the populace to 'trumple' over the Senate."
  24. Bronze & Copper Collector

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

    That was my impression... Otherwise it would be impossible to keep even semi-accurate population records. There will always be an overlap of coins which were broken out of the slabs and resubmitted as new submissions. These resubmissions, as opposed to submitting a coin for re-evaluation, will tend to skew the accuracy of the total numbers.
  25. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Anyone not able to upload pictures, like Azda and me?

    I had a problem last time I had to upload images. Secret Santa posted them for me....
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