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  1. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    It does appear to be obverse 14, see if you can count the border teeth, 152 teeth for 14 and 149 for 15. Well done, brilliant find !
  2. I would say that it is possibly a reverse F. The deep cut fabric hanging down to the left of Britannia's foot, looks very much like reverse F. The picture is crap unfortunately. I don't think that I would have risked £300 on it though ! I and ten other bidders bid for what appeared to be an 1862 8/6 a few years ago. I won it for £288. It turned out to be a stain on the coin !
  3. If you stare at the space below the two eights long enough I do see a boxlike section. Could be my imagination !
  4. There was no record of the workman coll. Freeman 169 being from the Freeman collection but I think it highly likely it was. This coin was probably the finest coin available when it was obtained for the workman collection. I have attached a different picture of the workman collection coin.
  5. I thought that I would share my three tales of woe. Firstly I was the successful winner of an extremely rare halfpenny on Ebay. I paid for the coin with Paypal. The next day Ebay informed me that my $910 had been returned to my account, with the reason, "out of stock or damaged". I contacted the seller directly and he informed me that a colleague entered the coin on Ebay in error and that he no longer owned the coin. Next was a Venetian rare coin auctioned on a Polish auction site. This auction was conducted in up to two stages, pre auction bidding leading to live bidding. I made many pre auction bids, each bid resulting to being "you are outbid" My last bid of 3000 zlotys returned that I was the highest bidder and an email was sent to me stating that my offer would be entered into the live bidding. I watched the live bidding of the coin, ready to continue bidding if necessary. The coin sold for 3000 zlotys. Four days later I hadn't receive an invoice, so I contacted the auction site. They later informed me that I was outbid. I contacted them again, showing them their email confirming that my bid would be entered into the live auction. They then informed me that another bidder had entered a bid of 3000 earlier the same day as my bid. Next misfortune was winning a low grade halfpenny on Ebay. The picture was not brilliant but it appeared to be a Freeman obverse 6. On receiving the coin it was clearly obverse 7, a lower leaf of the third group clearly visible on the coin. I have mentioned this because digital pictures can be very misleading, especially border teeth alignment with letters or colons in the legend. I have attached two pictures of this halfpenny, one from ebay and one that I have scanned of the coin.
  6. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Could be 11+L if you like. LOL !
  7. Bernie

    Opinions requested.... VIGTORIA

    Does look like a G, pictures of the coin Obv & Rev could give your coin more weight. (no pun intended)
  8. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    All examples of 2+C that I have seen have the die crack evidence, through "A" of "VICTORIA"
  9. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Colons after FD too wide for Obverse 4, I believe.
  10. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Not a 4 Gary, so that leaves 6 ?
  11. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Well Done ! Like Hens Teeth !
  12. https://www.colincooke.com/collections/oxford_vicbunhead.html Lot 140,
  13. Yes maybe, Here is another example of coins that are definitely the same but appear to look different. Pictures can be very deceptive. Freeman 341 (16+P)