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  1. Some nice milling on my 2014 Ritz Halfcrown.......Sorry, couldn't resist !!
  2. arthurcrown

    1745 Shilling Overdate ?

    I did wonder if old dies might of been re-used, i.e date changes or plain angles engraved with roses etc. In the case of a double struck number in the date, as mine and Michaels, would that mean the 5 was already there in the old die, possibly 1735 ?
  3. arthurcrown

    1745 Shilling Overdate ?

    Seems strange that as it's from a different reverse die it still has the same double struck 5. Would something like this occur if the die got damaged and needed re-engraving ?
  4. Was examining my new arrival of shillings and noticed what looks like an overdate of the 5 on this 1745 (roses in angles). There's an 1745/3 listed in Spink but I'm not sure if it's maybe this or a double struck 5 Any opinions pls
  5. Young head George II Shilling, part of a small collection I won at Tennants auction last week. The toning is a lot nicer than my questionable photography skills show !!
  6. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    I suppose that's the only way they could adjust the weight as milled coinage had been introduced to prevent common clipping. As you said though, a shame as it looks like damage.
  7. arthurcrown

    Vic Fourpence overdate

    Thanks. That's a shame, were hoping it was something rare that might pay for Xmas !!
  8. Just been grading some of my collection with the help of my new and very helpful book. Thanks to the other members on here who recommended it to me. I've come across this strange possible overdate of the 4 on this fourpence. It's definitely not a double struck 4, any ideas what it may be ?
  9. Just arrived is my 1773 Farthing. It's not going to win any beauty contests due to wear and a couple of scrapes but apart from that isn't in too bad condition. It's the 'No stop after REX' variety, which according to the Colin Cooke collection is listed as very rare. Only cost me a bit of loose change aswell
  10. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    I read the provincial mints of this period were notorious for producing badly struck pieces, the reverse of my coin is an example of this by the looks of it. Weak crowns and french arms which I'm not sure if has also been scrapped ? I've seen other provincial WIII sixpences with exactly the same issue.
  11. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    Jobs a good'un !!
  12. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    Right, I'll put into practice what I've picked up tonight and please put me right if i'm wrong. I recently picked up this Chester mint sixpence from a dealer and didn't ask his opinion on grade. Good milled edge. Clear legends and portrait but quite a bit of wear so not great detail. Weak strike on reverse at French arms. I'm going with GF on both sides ??
  13. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    Ordered !! Thanks for the advice
  14. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    I've noticed it covers coins from 1797 onward. Is there one that covers early milled aswell or is this a bit of a black art !?
  15. arthurcrown

    coin grade

    That's cleared things up a bit thanks. I was previously under the impression any damage affected it's grade across the board, slabbed or raw. I've seen coins listed as EF/AUNC with severe edge knocks, corrosion spots etc and questioned the grading. I'm guessing I should look more closely at just the wear when assessing. Personally I'd prefer a problem free coin of a slightly lower grade with no damage to a coin of a higher one with issues. Unless it's for investment purposes I'm going to be looking at it for pleasure. Think I need to do a bit more swotting up on the subject ! I notice there's a book titled 'Grading British Coins' advertised on this website that may be worth a look.