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  1. secret santa

    1880, 8 over 8 Penny

    Hear, hear - great coin (or should it be here, here ? I've never known which is correct)
  2. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Jerry, I sent Michael pictures of yours and Terry's coins and he was very interested and has read all the posts on the subject. He doesn't seem to think that there's any other significant differences between the 2 obverses but with the caveat that he's only seen photos and much prefers to look at actual coins before making judgements. Richard
  3. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Just checked mine and they're the old 2 (D).
  4. That's interesting. Gouby's "cannonball" penny is a wide date 1875 with the dot in a slightly different position in my opinion- see thumbnail. However his dot by the I of VICTORIA penny which is just like yours is also a wide date penny
  5. I have 1903 open 3's with wavy bottoms (!)
  6. The curved/flat based letters occurs on Victorian silver too, as well as Australian pennies. I think it's got to do with metal flow, possibly during working die production. It's a smokescreen to lure people away from looking for that new obverse D !!!!!! There's a new obverse? Not a new Edward obverse - I was referring to the new Victoria D obverse.
  7. It's a smokescreen to lure people away from looking for that new obverse D !!!!!!
  8. Looks like I might have a rarity !!!!!
  9. The E of ONE tends to be the same as the E in PENNY so I think it may be a different die but who knows ? (And before you say it, Rob, who cares !)
  10. On the subject of 1902 (high tide) pennies, has anyone else noticed that the E in PENNY can have either a flat foot or a curved foot ? See thumbnails.
  11. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Just watched this early beaded pattern (F763) on Ebay go from £21 to £271-66 in 10 seconds !!!!!!
  12. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Ummmmm, I see what you mean Jerry - the photo of obverse D in Gouby's Victoria publication is exactly the same as your new D, with those areas "missing".
  13. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Perhaps I do.
  14. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    For me, the other significant difference is the apparent missing chunks below the fabric rose and Victoria's cape (on the new D) when comparing the "new" obverse with my own F10. See pictures, Ooops, I've just discovered that I don't know how to attach thumbnails....... Help !!!!!!!!
  15. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Michael Gouby is currently in Paris celebrating his wife's birthday. He will get back to mundane matters like this exciting new find when he returns !
  16. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    F19 - as far as I know there is only one (disputed) specimen - others may know better !!!!! I hope that there is no dispute regarding the one Freeman 19. Unfortunately not good enough grade to count the border teeth. Brilliant, Terry, for your new discovery !! Bernie. sounds like you own that F19 - picture please - I've never seen it. Richard
  17. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    F19 - as far as I know there is only one (disputed) specimen - others may know better !!!!!
  18. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Yup, I agree with I an that the Heritage coin is a standard Obverse D/Freeman 2. The key indicator is the A of Victoria which points to a tooth on the "new" obverse. There are other such differences but this is the most obvious differentiator.
  19. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    I have already sent details to Michael, but with Terry's photo as Jerry's hadn't been put up at that stage. Richard
  20. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    Terry, could you please either confirm the reverse variety and date or preferably post a photo of the reverse. Thanks, Richard
  21. secret santa

    New undiscovered 1860 obverse die

    As an avid tooth counter (!) you've got me excited . As you say, no other obverse has 145 teeth and yes, I've counted them and I agree with the number. I shall spend tomorrow examining this coin in great detail. I may not be able to sleep tonight.............................
  22. I've had some useful feedback on this. It does seem that Heritage display the actual price paid for the item and the customs charges are calculated appropriately. This does mean that buying from Heritage can incur commission (17.5%), sterling conversion fee if paying on a UK credit card (~3.5%), shipping (1%-ish) plus customs fees (~6%). This can all add up to around 30% of the hammer price so do take this into account when bidding at their auctions. Richard
  23. secret santa

    Any early advice?

    Croydon Coin Auctions is perfectly reputable - many of my own collection came from there, and only 5% buyer's commission too ! But I agree with everyone else that a little knowledge is best required before entering the auction arena. Nothing wrong with going to watch though. Don't always take the cataloguer's opinion on grading as sacrosanct !!!!
  24. secret santa

    1918 KN pennies

    Thanks Nordle - didn't notice the date - I 've got the book in question.
  25. secret santa

    1918 KN pennies

    Can you give me details of David's new book please. Ta.
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