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  1. 51 minutes ago, Bruce said:

    Is it where the dot should be taken place in your specimen?

    Hi Bruce, good you were able to confirm.

    Yes, top FID dot does match location on my own piece, as do all other 3 sets of colon dots (see full reverse picture).

    I have also taken a digital microscope shot of the top FID dot; and can now see that even on my coin it is a little weaker / flatter than usual.

     

     

    1848 over 7 Bramah 10b Reverse.jpg

    A164 - 20211217_151202 Sized.jpg

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  2. Looking at the pictures provided by Bruce, and noting that there are also 48/47 varieties with 7 in middle of bottom circle of numeral 8, and also at back of bottom circle of numeral 8, I suspect that Bruce’s coin is probably the third type (Bramah 10b) with the numeral 7 towards the front of the numeral 8.

    This can be confirmed if Bruce could check that his over-date matches my first picture, and then check EI of DEI to see if the small protrusions at the top of both letters are present on his coin as per my second picture.

    If the above obverse ‘features’ match Bruce’s coin then let’s turn to the reverse and check to see if the B of BRITANNIAR and the E of DEF match my 3rd and 4th pictures.

    If all these ‘features’ are identical then I think that we have a match for both the obverse and reverse dies.

    If this is the case, and as I have now reached the 500Kb limit for this post,  I can post more pictures of my full obverse /reverse which show that the top colon dot after FID did exist on the original reverse die. Whilst I think I can see remnants of the top colon dot on Bruce’s piece, it must have somehow become less obvious / missing at a later date e.g., through wear or die fill. The other 3 sets of colon dots on my own coin also seem to be identically positioned to those on Bruce’s example i.e. by way of further confirmation that both these coins have been struck from the same die pairing.

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    DEI Protrusions Sized.jpg

    BRITT B Sized.jpg

    DEF E Sized.jpg

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  3. Interesting looking at the DNW auction on 1st December how little an 1863 Open 3 is now expected to fetch (Lot 298). I'm sure I have sold one no better than that for around £500, probably  shortly after they were first discovered. 

    Couple of nice Victorian Coppers on there, including an unusual 1846 with a dot! 


  4. Me again Richard.

    Re. the 3 1843 DFF's sold at LC:-

    Lot 3115 is also the first coin from the 12 I have sent you pictures (which I numbered 1006). It was sold on ebay in December 2008, I bought it at LC in March 2016 and then sold it to a private buyer later that year.

    Lot 2624 is also the third coin from the 12 I have sent you pictures (which I numbered 1015). It was sold on ebay in March 2009.

    I have no additional information re. LCA Lot 1881 from 2014

     

    Just wanted to prevent duplicate counting!


  5. 25 minutes ago, secret santa said:

    15 in 5 years - just about qualifies for entry. I wonder where they are now ? Come on guys - let's see them all.

    Have sent you folder of pictures; think may have been only 12 after trying to discount duplicates over the 5 years. Different sellers can have quite different pictures of same coin so it's always difficult to be 100% sure...see what you think.

     

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