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  1. Thanks Mike, was happy to sell you the 1843 DFF. I have never seen a DFF on REG no colon, and very much doubt that it exists. There is another 1843 REG colon die, which I think is just as worthy as the DFF as being recognised as a variety, and less common than the DFF.......it was probably just never seen by Bramah. This is the repaired REG colon, which imo is the most obvious colon repair in the entire young head penny series, pictured below for information.
  2. Methinks the 1843 would fetch a fair bit more than £40.
  3. In my opinion the F16 is worth far more than £14, so you have done very well I think.
  4. Yes, there are lots of different varieties, even for just 1860 alone; far too many to try to explain on the forum in one post. Suggest you either buy a book, or read Richards website....or both! Fyi this coin is a Freeman 16, which is actually one of the more difficult varieties in 1860, and even in an average grade is quite a nice buy. May I ask what you paid for it?
  5. Well spotted Pete. I think I even looked at that one and missed it.....losing my touch!!
  6. Thanks Richard, always glad to help. I have been looking through all my past sales of the 1854 Bramah 17a, and found that a couple seem to also have a very weak colon after REG. I only have digital microscope pictures of more recent sales, but attach a cropped old stock picture of what I think is my best example of a possible additional colon after REG. Perhaps members can check their own examples to see if they think may have dots in same location.
  7. Hi Mike, 'yes' the no colons was a bit disappointing, despite low grade I thought it would have fetched more. Agree with your thinking, never seen this 1854 reverse with one or two colons missing. As far as I can see there are no other particularly distinguishing features on this reverse which make it worthwhile looking for a 'pre die fill' example with colons still present. The G after REG is the only thing a bit unusual, always present, with that rectangular bit to the left of the bar . Here's my example:-
  8. Quite pleased to have picked this one up on ebay a couple of weeks ago.
  9. Nothing, they both get rid of Klingons
  10. What's the difference between the Star Ship Enterprise and a toilet roll?
  11. I put a few Victorian pennies on ebay yesterday evening. They are mainly low grade, but do include a number of rare types......so maybe something of interest for one or two members to fill a gap:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/alfnail/m.html?item=403234882871&hash=item5de2ac0537%3Ag%3AxxQAAOSwwXNharf~&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
  12. Hi Jerry. That's why I put the ? after F32.....as I wasn't too sure either. I saw it whilst on holiday and wasn't able to blow up the picture properly to check type, picture is a little blurry anyway. Thought someone must have thought F32 because of final price, and I can now see that date numeral positions look right, here's date from my own example. Was wondering if a member could now confirm as it would be one of the best F32 examples.
  13. .....anyone bid on this one, F32? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304157856034
  14. Ha, yes Indian coins were something else. The following list if coins were still all being produced in the time of George VI. Amazing to think that twelfth Annas were being minted, and there are 16 Annas to a Rupee.........the Rupee itself now worth slightly less than the UK new penny. 1/12 Anna 1/2 Pice = 1/8 Anna 1 Pice = 1/4 Anna 1/4 Anna 1/2 Anna 1 Anna 2 Annas = 1/8 Rupee 1/4 Rupee 1/2 Rupee 1 Rupee
  15. Several 'colonial' countries used 'cents', with roughly same size as some lsd coins. e.g. British Honduras and Canada (also dollar). Mauritius and Seychelles had rather attractive 1 rupee and half rupee, same as India. One of the more interesting pieces is the half shilling / 50 cents from East Africa which shows both denominations in the legend, and has an attractive image of a lion at the foot of Kilimanjaro. I have a collection of last ever minted George VI pieces from around the world; I have every denomination apart from the 1941 Hong Kong 1 cent. Happy to share that information if helps.
  16. Of course Richard, please feel free.
  17. ........and here is the extra (11th) leaf in case weren't sure where to find it!!
  18. Sadly ‘yes’ Mike, I have definitely looked into 1797 ships. I have owned and logged 40 different varieties of 1797 ships paired with 10-leaf obverses, and a further 7 different ships paired with the 11-leaf obverse. I have taken digital microscope pictures, all to exactly the same scale (65x), for comparison. I have now sold all but 4 examples retained in my collection. Apart from the number of gun port differences there are also many distinct differences in positioning of flag, bowsprit, platform, sails and rigging, also size of ships, roughness of sea and angle of ship in the sea. I attach 8 examples to demonstrate some of the differences I found, reduced in size to meet the site 500Kb limit. Hope this helps!
  19. I’m just sorting through a few Victorian pennies, with a view to thinning down the collection, and thought the following pictures may be of interest to variety collectors. They show 6 slightly different 1853 3/3 repairs. Top left is the exact same coin pictured on MG’s website, which he calls Date Style C (?):- 1853 Copper penny 3 date styles (michael-coins.co.uk) Bottom left is the closer DEF colon (Peck 1503). I have owned 12 examples of this type over the years, and noted that they always show exact the same obverse / reverse legend features…… indicating that the closer DEF colon is only found on a single die pairing. The fact that I have 6 different 3/3’s, all with Date Style C (Plain 5), I think demonstrates the difficulty that would be encountered if one ever tried to re-catalogue all the minor sub-varieties that are found in this copper series.
  20. alfnail

    R.I.P. Don Everly

    I remember as a teenager, in the village I grew up in, peer pressure forced you to choose between Beatles and Stones..........couldn't be both..........a tricky one!
  21. Well spotted Pete, the lighhouse is thinner, especially the top section..........and the sea does not cross the linear circle!
  22. alfnail

    R.I.P. Don Everly

    Bye bye happiness, Hello loneliness I think I'm gonna cry
  23. The fact that the 5 is an exact match (apart from blocking) + the distances to both the sea and linear circle (which place the dot in the correct position) make me think that it is an example of the cannon ball. If the tooth on the better example had been flattened through wear then the horizontal red line would also meet at the same point as the lower grade (worn) piece. Here's another shot of the cannon ball on the worn piece, which I think is a little more convincing. The overhead shot with the digital microscope, used to get the measurements, has light reflection and makes the actual dot less convincing. I think this is a cannon ball penny, but guess we will see whether Richard agrees!