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  1. Given the die break between V and S I would say 19 87c see https://coins.ha.com/itm/colonials/1787-1-2-p-georgivs-iii-machin-s-mills-halfpenny-vlack-19-87c-w-7940-r2-au58-ngc/a/1260-15042.s?ic16=ViewItem-BrowseTabs-Auction-Archive-ThisAuction-120115
  2. That's the 6th and the worst I know of.
  3. Another makes an appearance https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/William-III-halfpenny-1695-GVLIELMVS-DEI-GRATIA-extremely-rare/114488732476?hash=item1aa80f6b3c:g:7asAAOSwC4JfmrBP Does anyone know if Spink have listed this yet as my newest spink is 2015 ? Thanks.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Only 555 "minted" https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces148251.html Must be rare 😀
  5. Thank you - I thought it was contemporary after reading an article from BNJ 1. Contemporaneous issues. These retained the official designs and legends and bore genuine dates of issue corresponding to those of the actual coins, viz. 1787-97 and from one issuer 1798. About a dozen Birmingham firms struck and issued them, and in most cases signed them with names or initials (which were their own1 —not the bogus initials found on the 'evasion' counterfeit halfpennies and farthings made during this period). Most were of brass. To avoid confusion with the gold prototypes, some had scalloped edges or were undersized and/or made of copper.
  6. Just looking through stuff I put away a few years ago and came across 1788 Imitation Spade Guinea by Wilmore Alston & Co and wondered if it was rare as cannot seem to find another on the internet, do not have BHM but did find a 1/2 guinea.
  7. FYI NGC census has 6 - AU55, MS62, MS63 (yours), MS64 x 2 and MS66 if that helps. I would guess 48,000 minted but purely a guess based on known amounts around the same time.
  8. Maybe top one is pit token or tool chitty ?
  9. rooneydog

    James i sixpence or at least the front is

    Thanks but cannot see any initials.
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    James i sixpence or at least the front is

    My first thought was brooch but the mount (lump of metal stuck on) is nothing like I have seen previously. Anyway if any one collects such items (fakes, copies, oddities) please just pm me an address and I will post it to you.
  11. Has anybody seen this before, a lump of silver added to the back, weight is now 4.2 gms ?
  12. https://wordery.com/contemporary-counterfeit-halfpenny-farthing-families-roger-a-moore-9781642558579?cTrk=MTAwMTkxNDI2fDViODkxZjdhMGExMjg6MToxOjViODkxZjZlNzg2MzU3Ljc5NDI1OTAyOjNmYTY0ZTI0
  13. Even though I have the book (Contemporary Counterfeit Halfpenny etc) I struggle to identify what these could be 😕 but it is possible that the 1774 halfpenny is coin Y family but do not hold me to that. Out of the numerous counterfeits I have I have probably only identified 1 ☹️
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    Baldwins new list

    Paper coins whatever next banknotes
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    Phil's response back in 2014: "Hello Jon, I was forwarded the information by Mike and, to be honest, I spent a good amount of time looking at it and couldn't work out what on earth was being suggested or looked at. The coin couldn't possibly have been in much poorer condition. I deal with a lot of matters like this in the course of the year and we have no obligation to include any of them. I need to consult some more people about this one. Kind regards Philip" I think Dave G's article in coin news states 5 known examples (do not know where I have put it) the only price known I suspect is the ex Nicholson coin sold by Colin Cooke (I found mine in a bag of inherited coins and it is responsible for my collecting)