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  1. 1949threepence

    Penny reverse ID please.

    F98 is the narrow date 1879, Jon. Freeman 98 (not mine I hasten to add !!!)
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    It's a logical impossibility, Pete. The true cost of the meal, as you say, is £27.00 (£25.00 + the £2.00 they give to the waiter as a tip) therefore 27/3 = £9.00. That leaves £3.00 from the original £30.00, of which they all got £1.00 each. Total still £30.00 That's how it works out in reality.
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    By the way, there was no "solution" with this. I suppose it's just left to resolve via logical application.
  4. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    You'd think on the law of averages that a few more would have come to light since then. But maybe they were all - or nearly all - melted down at the time of withdrawal.
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    1862 Penny G over C

    Very neat find.
  6. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yeah, totally different sellers, I note.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It wasn't. The winning bid was £122 - link Absolute blatant fake.
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    Madness' Coin Grading Training Ground

    Maybe the photography detracts slightly on that one @Madness - perhaps a bit too much light on the obverse? Based on screen appearance I'd say VF on both sides.
  9. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    Very true, Pete. But the point I was making, perhaps not in a totally clear way, is that some coins are relatively common at grades below VF, but exceedingly scarce at EF and above. Typical examples would be F48/49, as well as the ones above that you mention. As far as the F90, there don't seem to be any high grade specimens - all fine or below.
  10. Three friend share a meal in a restaurant and split the bill. The waiter charges them £30, so they pay £10 each. However, the waiter comes back afterwards and says he has overcharged them and the bill should have been £25. Of the £5 they are owed, they agree to take £1 each and tip the waiter the remaining £2 to thank him for his honesty. They have now each paid £9 for the meal. But: three nines are £27, plus the £2 which the waiter got is £29. Where did the extra pound go? Remember, the absolute sum is unalterable at £30.00. That is hard fact.
  11. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    How often do you see those two specific examples in high grade though? That's where the true extreme rarity applies. Rare even in fine.
  12. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    Excellent points, Pete. I certainly had no idea that three new narrow date 1877's had been found this year. I know one is for sale at the September LCA - no idea whether it's on Richard's rare penny website or not. Will have to take a look. edit: Yes it is. Just recently loaded by the looks. That brings the total known number to 10 on his website. Are there any more, or has Richard netted the lot?
  13. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    Yes, them too ! I'm also getting used to the reactions, Jerry. Easy to pick the wrong one.
  14. 1949threepence

    1862 Penny G over C

    The beauty of this variety is that it is so easily recognisable to the naked eye. I wonder how many are extant, and why it was never spotted before. I'd hazard a guess at <25. Like you, I check every 1862 for one of four things, F38, F39A, F41 and VIGTORIA. You just never know when one will crop up, as indeed it has for our guest.