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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Sure looks like a 14 & N... Nice find and nicer than mine
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That would be an interesting "Twist".
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    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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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    My Browsers have ground to a halt

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

    My Browsers have ground to a halt

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

    The Iain Dracott halfpenny article

    PM sent...
  13. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ernest Bramah - English Regal Copper Coins

    It might be in contention for Best Line of the Year...
  14. 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."
  15. 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.
  16. 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....
  17. Bronze & Copper Collector

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

     They deserve everything they get  I'm sure if it continues to be submitted, it will increase to its previous grade or higher eventually. At least until another entity with stars in their eyes thinks the grade can be improved upon once again. And the vicious cycle repeats itself ad infinitum (perhaps ad nauseum would be more apropos).
  18. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    As I'm still looking for an example, I would be content if I had found it. More convincing than the superpoor possible VIGTORIA that I found a while back..
  19. Bronze & Copper Collector

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

    Upon further thought, the slabbing would encompass MANY KEYS.....
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    Just so long as that they don't go a bridge to far...
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    Any Crowns???
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    The end of civilization as we knew it...
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    You would need a very large slab to encapsulate that....
  24. Bronze & Copper Collector


    I recently acquired what is possibly the 5th known specimen of a Half-Penny variety, unlisted in Freeman but acknowledged by Dracott in his Half-Penny study.... An 1873 obverse 8 paired with reverse C#. What I later discovered amongst some coins that I already had, but passed over because it was not an obverse 8, was another 1873 Half-Penny with reverse C#, but paired with Obverse 7... UNKNOWN & UNLISTED till now..... See attached scans......
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    Thank you Richard......