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  1. Just got another conterfeit 1s6d Bank Token - both obverse and reverse are new. So I now have a total 17 different variations (with 15 different obverse and reverse dies) of the 1811 date.
  2. I’m not sure but it appears to me that it has been increasingly difficult for new sellers to open accounts on eBay. That may have resulted in smalltime sellers to go elsewhere – like Facebook. Or it may simply be that much of the oddball material have been sucked up and now resides in collections like yours and mine...
  3. Yes, it covers all periods. Mine is the 2008 edit - I don't remember if there's a second edition, or if that was of his other book 'The Counterfeit Coin Story'.
  4. Yes, I have that one on the shelf too, along with ‘Clip a bright Guinea’ and some others. Ken Peters made some groundbreaking works on the British counterfeits, particularly the bibliography ‘Counterfeit Coins of England and the United Kingdom’ is a good place to start.
  5. It's not uncommon for the silver washed coins to be without most of the original coating. However, many counterfeits are quite worn, and I guess they must have circulated as small change for a while as there were often lack of copper coins in the early 19Ct - Here's my other three 1816 counterfeits. The first with a little silvering left
  6. I've seen five copies of the 1816 3/- counterfeit. All with the same die pair. I would like to find a better example at some point
  7. Thanks! It's been a while, as I haven't had much time for my coin collection. eBay which used to have new counterfeit coins each week, now rarely have anything of interest. Wonder if the material has dried up or the coins are going elsewhere? Of course, it's becoming increasing difficult for me to find new stuff as the collection grows, but I feel it's not the main cause - the coins are simply no longer there in the same number as previous...
  8. Happy with this new (to me) 1813 contemporary counterfeit. Of the 1s6d second bust only 1814 is common and I've never seen an 1815...
  9. Yes - As far I remember they all have. Struck - I don't really collect cast examples. There was a shortage from round 1811 and onwards, when we see the second wave of copper tokens. But I think most of the counterfeits are early and close to the date of the official issue. They are typical about 1 gr lighter than the official weight.
  10. An 1806 contemporary counterfeit half penny - my forth so far
  11. That's an old forgery - possibly contemporary. So far I've seen 1841, 1844 and 1846, all with the same reverse.
  12. A bit worn, but a lucky find. Contemporary counterfeit 1806 halfpenny.
  13. Another example of the crude counterfeit 1841 penny. Now I have 3 different - this one have the same reverse as my 2nd copy.
  14. Many sceattas have a horse like reverse. I wonder were the inspiration for the reverse design of the series x came from - perhaps from earlier English sceattas?. The obverse seems to originate from the Byzantine coins of Justinian I.
  15. The motive with the stag also appears on a rare coin of Cnut almost as a 200 anniversary of the original design. It is not the exact same design as the face/stag coin but taken from another contemporary coin – the ship/stag type which as it is smaller and lighter could perhaps be a half penny.