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  1. The G is slightly smaller and lower. Variations in the letters and numbers are not unusual for this era of coin.
  2. Chinese forgery factory

    Looks like all the barcodes are the same. I would expect no two slabs to have the same barcode.
  3. Chinese forgery factory

    I suspect that many people may be fooled into thinking that a slabbed "reject" wouldn't be faked.
  4. I once received my coins on the very next day after a DNW auction, having paid mid-afternoon. It doesn't get any better than that if you can't attend.
  5. There could be an underlying letter, although quite a few of the letters are doubled up.
  6. Double Florins

    JEB are the initials of the designer of the Jubilee coinage portrait, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. The initials appear on the truncation of Victoria's neck.
  7. Ah yes, that would explain it.
  8. I have seen before on DNW that a positive account balance has remained (incorrectly) after a previous transaction. Thus when you next receive an amount due, that previous balance is also included in the total.
  9. I don't know how the rotation occurs. If it were possible for the dies to rotate during use, I would expect to see examples of die clashes with many imprints of the opposite die, but I think 3 or 4 is the maximum I've seen. There is nothing obvious on the examples with the largest rotations to suggest that the collar has opened. Here is an image of the shilling with the largest rotation (+27 degrees).
  10. Quite a while ago I did a small survey (sample size 65) of Victoria YH shillings looking at die axis rotation. The results were (roughly) normally distributed about a notional zero rotation with the range being approximately +/- 15 degrees. Histogram as below.
  11. Don't think I've ever seen a colourfully toned Churchill Crown before.
  12. Looks like a die clash, with almost a 20 degree rotation between obverse and reverse.