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  1. Bernie

    Victoria Bronze Halfpennies R19 wanted

    My problem is that I cannot find out who owns these elusive coins. No collector that I know of owns these coins, but I often hear stories from collectors that they have heard of others that hold multiple examples. In the 1990's I advertised widely that I was searching for some of the elusive bronze pennies. I had very little luck and until later surveys were compiled, I couldn't believe that the amount of these rarities actually existed. Since wide use of the internet, coin forums etc, it was almost impossible to assess the true rarity of coins. I must admit, I am a bit guilty of holding duplicate coins, I don't need money fortunately, but hoping that trading may be the answer to obtaining the coins that I require.
  2. Willing to pay cash or exchange for other extremely rare varieties. Strangely enough, collectors who have such rare coins sometimes manage to get more than one example !
  3. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Almost 100% a 4
  4. It's a Freeman 111
  5. This penny was once owned by me
  6. Much higher definition pictures are available, but limited on this forum
  7. Is this what you are looking for ?
  8. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Hello Gary & Bob, Here is even more evidence that this is a 6+F !!!!! Take a look at the die crack above R in REG. Well done Bob, this will sit nicely with your 14+N !
  9. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    I've changed my mind Bob, I now believe that it's Obv 6 with rev F. The "O" of HONI SO does appear to show more of the "O" than obverse 4 These varieties are very difficult to identify in lower grades.
  10. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    4 + F, I believe
  11. Bernie

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    Yes, I rang him after reading this post. He tells me it was 2009.
  12. Members of this Forum may be interested in a link to a PDF of the following article in the British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) which has just been released from the usual 3 year embargo for BNS members only. Another that focuses on Early Obverse Beaded Border Pennies of 1860 is below it: Paul M. Holland, The 1860 Bronze Recoinage of Pennies BNJ vol. 88 (2018), 149-174. https://www.britnumsoc.org/images/PDFs/BNJ_2018/09_Holland_1853_3rd.pdf All other BNJ articles published from 1903-2018 are available at the British Numismatic Society’s website: http://www.britnumsoc.org/ Also, membership is encouraged by special student and new member rates, with all members receiving a large (A4 format) archival quality hardbound journal annually. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2022! InforaPenny
  13. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    You are probably correct about the colon dots (my halfpennies are a lot smaller than the one pictured😂)
  14. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    How do you explain the wide colon dots after F:D: