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  1. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

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

    Halfpenny ID check

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

    Halfpenny ID check

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

    Halfpenny ID check

    Well Done ! Like Hens Teeth !
  5. https://www.colincooke.com/collections/oxford_vicbunhead.html Lot 140,
  6. I noticed this Freeman 14 penny that is to be auctioned by Heritage on January 21st. The coin is slabbed and graded as MS67. I am almost certain that it was my coin, but now appears different, much brighter, some minor blemishes removed and some details such as minor scratches possibly polished away. https://coins.ha.com/itm/great-britain/world-coins/great-britain-victoria-penny-1860-ms67-red-and-brown-ngc-/a/3089-32804.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515 I have attached pictures of the coin that I used to have in my collection, What do others think ? Bernie...
  7. 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)
  8. Rechecked, not a scratch but a fine die crack ! I concur, it is a different coin, but surely struck from the same pair of dies, probably struck within 10's of striking. Thank you all for your opinions. Happy New Year !
  9. How about the horizontal minor scratch about 1mm above and to the right of the rose. I don't think this is an impression from the die.
  10. Freeman 14 reverse
  11. I second that ! I just hope that the coins that I have been waiting for to turn up do not come into their possession. Also this company do like to make rather large profits !
  12. Looks like a Freeman 28 to me.
  13. Yes, The very same Mal lewendon
  14. Bernie

    1908 F164

    In grades EF+ I would have thought that it must be about fifty times rarer than than the commoner Freeman 166. Finding a BU example would be challenging ! I remember these 1908 varieties when they were in circulation the 164 & 168 were of similar abundance in low grade, about three to one, funny that.
  15. Yes, your coin is the said F/P. It is the same die pairing as my coin, Freeman obverse 6 with reverse G. I have attached a picture of my 6+G Halp coin. I also have a Halp coin of Obverse 7+G. I have heard rumours that other die pairs of Halp coins have been reported, including Reverse E !
  16. The round "Dot" phenomena was investigated when it occurred on Australian bronze coins. It was concluded that the round dots were produced from dies that had rust pockets produced by water droplets.
  17. This is who you are looking for: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124367871@N06/page1 Bernie...
  18. The world appeared a much smaller place when pre decimal coins were in circulation. There were just as many collectors but only a fraction of the communication. Contact between these collectors was by postal letter, possibly telephone and coin magazines. A coin such as this coronet could circulate quite easily between millions of exchanges by non collectors without even being looked at. Even if it was noticed now and again as being different, it would still not have stopped it being spent, especially in the chewing gum machine.
  19. Well ! here's a penny that I do not have !!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1932-Great-Britain-One-Penny-Foreign-Coin/233374570067?hash=item3656355653:g:vZoAAOSwCRNdq7jG
  20. I have pictures of this 1922 penny from a previous point in time, pictures attached