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  1. Nick

    Possible Fake 1905 Halfcrown

    Definitely a wrong'un. The hair and beard never look as prominent as that, even on an as struck example.
  2. I have liberated and reduced the NGC photos. I now don't think that it has been cleaned, although the toning doesn't look that appealing and there is what looks like a finger print in front of George's chin.
  3. The patch between the horse's hoof and the dragon's head could be cleaning, but it's not clear from that picture. What grade has NGC given it?
  4. Is that a proof 1826 shilling? The toning and the sharp strike make it look like one.
  5. I supplied them with a full list of varieties that I was aware of, with Davies numbers, but on the whole they chose not to use them. Hence the reason I have mentioned a number of them here.
  6. Also in lot 488, is the scarcer 1893 sixpence with die pairing 2+A.
  7. Just in case anybody was wondering, the rare variety of 1898 sixpence with the small date (1 of date to bead) is in lot 488 and not lot 487, even though it says small date for both.
  8. And another is lot 486, an 1888 sixpence which is the 1 over 1 variety.
  9. Another scarce sixpence variety that I neglected to mention is lot 477 an 1875 sixpence DN 71 die pairing 3+C, Davies 1085.
  10. I have now counted and the the unrecorded reverse has approximately 20 more beads than the contemporary reverses.
  11. Don't know the answer, hopefully 1887jubilee will. The 7 to bead indicates either a slightly different size of reverse or a different number of border beads (I haven't counted), but there are also a number of design differences in the crown (picture attached).
  12. Many thanks for your input and for passing on the info to your friend. I don't think I have any other 1887 varieties of any great rarity, just the scarce R/V and JEB on truncation sixpences.
  13. Here are the pictures (reduced in size) from VS:
  14. Nick

    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    Personal bugbears are: haitch rather than aitch could of rather than could have or could've tautologies such as various different another thing coming rather than another think coming Amongst many others...
  15. I simply ran out of funds. But even if that hadn't happened, I would have probably have stopped anyway due to the lack of availability of the rarities that I was missing.
  16. https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/results.php?auction_id=598 Lot numbers are spread around, but 1869 sixpence is 471. If you want a lot number for a particular coin just ask.
  17. Thanks Eric. You might be interested in the 1869 sixpence that you liked when I posted it a long while ago.
  18. Here's the reverse, on behalf of VS.
  19. Just read the description on your pattern on rascoins: 1951, similar to last but struck from unpolished dies, graffiti (Royal Mint, identification marks?) removed from obverse field, edge with polished finish and lettering of finer style, 27.97g., ESC-; L&S -, S.-, unlike the previous specimen this is fully struck, of the highest rarity, Ex. Rees-Jones (293, part). EF
  20. I can't really see any difference in the design between your pattern and my 1951 proof (attached). I overlaid the pictures and nothing stands out. Is the reverse substantially different?