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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 5 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

    I can't work out how it's done anyway- did someone tool the area flat, and then somehow remove a '0' from another penny

    and somehow fix it on?   Surely 'tooling' implies removing material, yet to do a '0' requires adding material?

    If that were the case, it would beg the question of what years are available to take the "0" from.

    I am probably missing a date as I am writing this without referring to a guide, but the only dates on copper pennies that have a "0" in the date are 1806, 1807, and 1860.... 1808 excepted as unique..

    I believe they have a method of softening the metal around the digit and moving the metal as required....


  2. 2 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    It is that.

    I thought the same as Bernie, that these must have been struck only 10's apart to retain such identical die flaws. Well, I thought that fleetingly before Bernie said it, but then dismissed it as the odds being overwhelmingly against such a coincidence. But logically, how else do you explain it? The longer the gap between strikes on two separate coins from the same die, the more any die flaws will have changed such that it becomes obvious under magnification. 

    Surely? unless I'm missing something blindingly obvious. 

        

    "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

    - Sherlock Holmes -

    (The Sign of the Four - Sir Arthur Conan  Doyle)

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  3. 2 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    You would expect to see the whole date, yes. However if it was only partly clogged so that the 4th digit was in lower relief, it would be the first to be worn away fully. My guess is that it's a late 1861 (Obverse / Reverse being the commonest types, i.e. as used for 1862-69) with the 1 worn away and not leaving any traces.

    I concur inasmuch as I think I see a shadow of part of the final digit which looks like parts of a 1.....

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  4. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    I regard this 1849 penny acquisition as the pièce de résistance of my pre 1860 Victoria copper collection. Even though it's meant shelling out a lot of money, it was worth it to get something as nice as this. Unfortunately I'm still having issues shrinking the pics, so obverse and reverse will have to go on separate pages as the lowest I can get each down to, is 287kb, and the max is 500.

          

    piece de resistance obv.jpg

    Magnificent!!!

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  5. On 10/25/2020 at 12:51 PM, Bronze & Copper Collector said:

    I might have found a workaround solution...

    I ordered this from Amazon:

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07VDX2TVH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4QALFbSH0V9A8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

     

    it's a 3 ring grouping, supposedly with the proper spacing for the 2 individual 3 ring sections of an a5 binder. If 2 if these are used separately,  you can make your own binder with the proper spacing between the 2 sections. Just make a front and back cover to protect the saved pages..

    I'll let you know how it works out when I receive the shipment from Amazon..

     

    The 2 individual sets of 3 rings worked out.... these were only 3/4 inch rings, but they matched the spacing as imaged.

    I just cut an unused plastic binder that I had to make front and back covers to protect the pages.

    Not a perfect solution, but for me it works.

    An additional benefit to this option, is that the pages lay flat and you can keep them with the updated guide book.

     

    20201027_133132.jpg

    20201027_133015.jpg

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  6. I might have found a workaround solution...

    I ordered this from Amazon:

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07VDX2TVH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4QALFbSH0V9A8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

     

    it's a 3 ring grouping, supposedly with the proper spacing for the 2 individual 3 ring sections of an a5 binder. If 2 if these are used separately,  you can make your own binder with the proper spacing between the 2 sections. Just make a front and back cover to protect the saved pages..

    I'll let you know how it works out when I receive the shipment from Amazon..

     

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  7. 2 hours ago, jelida said:

    Sadly my attention has just been drawn to it 😆 . What a lot of cut and paste rubbish! Why do these people think yards of pointless text enhance the sale of their pointless tatt! EBay should charge by the word, might speed up my internet connection ☹️.

    Jerry

    I would never have thought that it could take so many words to say NOTHING...

    Possibly more words in the listing than in the dictionary....


  8. 6 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    No the seller on eBay gave it me 😂 👍

     

    Extraordinarily GENEROUS Seller..

    Unlike most that you find .....

     

     

    Seriously, a lovely coin...

    There was a high grade slabbed example on ebay that became unavailable about a month or two ago.... I was watching it, but it was out of my price range.....

    Was that this specimen???

     

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  9. 6 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    You're close to Bletchley Park. Do you ever visit there?

    I went in 2012 - fascinating place.

     

    My father was stationed there during the war.....

    Many fond memories of the area...

    They had a temporary exhibition a few years ago,  that was supposed to be converted to a smaller permanent display, about its role during the war .. My dad sent them some pictures, his library card, and some other memorabilia on loan for the duration....

    Not sure if it still exists though. I haven't heard back from them recently, and he asks me periodically about it. (He's 99, my mom 95, married 73 years this Oct 12).

    If anyone visits Bletchley Park, I'd appreciate an update...

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  10. 16 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Not a problem - Doc's exempt, being an NHS worker :lol:

    However, which of the Magnificent Seven will have to take a hike?

    And even 6 Brides can not get together with 6 Brothers...

    One would think that, siblings or not, they would probably want to be alone with each other.

    They would have to remake 7 Brides for 7 Brothers as My One and Only.....

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