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  1. jelida

    F 67 - Specimen?

    My F67 has fairly wide rims too - or smaller teeth. It is clearly a circulated coin. Jerry
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    F 67 - Specimen?

    If some specimen coins have a wide rim, but are struck from the same dies as the later currency strikes, would they not have to have a larger collar in the press, and be measurably wider? Otherwise with a wider rim the die would have to be fractionally smaller for a coin of standard size. Any thoughts? Jerry And I agree, the coin in question could easily be a “specimen” from the picture. But can we reliably distinguish these from early currency strikes from ‘proof’ dies, or even ‘new’ normal working dies? Unless the existence of specimens is contemporaneously recorded, how can there be any certainty?
  3. Yes, that is the same coin and the previous seller, well done. Definitely obv 9. Jerry
  4. I would say obverse 9, the second photo of his ad is a little clearer and looks like double incuse lines to the leaf veins, the single raised line veins tend to look narrower in photos. Jerry
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    Pictures

    There was a very sad case near Lampeter last year where a 10yr old died, due to mum losing control of the car under exactly these circumstances, so it does happen; not a huntsman as far as I’m aware, but certainly a spider. And I dare say from wasps etc entering the car too. Jerry
  6. It’s a beautiful coin. Such a coin is far beyond me, and will remain so unless a legacy comes my way. My currency penny Freeman number requirements mostly look near impossible, those Mike shares plus the 1860 mules and a couple of the 1861 F reverses, and F76. The F76 and mules will be mine eventually. Jerry
  7. Yes, I have seen this misplaced V repair before, a nice clear example. I rather like these squiffy letter and number repairs, but unless an overstrike is with an inappropriate punch, they are not usually given varietal status or attract much increased prices. Do keep looking for them. Jerry
  8. Hard luck, Blake, not a bad coin and a fair price. I had wondered if it was you, I tend to look at bidding histories, when I spotted signal processors, leads and speakers I thought they would be right up your street. Yours will turn up eventually. Jerry
  9. It is worth using “quote” to draw an individuals attention the the reply as they get a notification, but most like me read every new posting, there is so much of interest outside the penny field too (I likewise specialise in bronze pennies). Jerry
  10. Did anybody here win the F41 1862 halfpenny date or 1913 F176 that finished on EBay yesterday? I was underbidder for the F176, but I didn’t push the boat out as I have one similar. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1862-VICTORIA-BUN-HEAD-PENNY-CLEAR-DATE-SEE-IMAGES-FOR-EXACT-VARIETY/401864763463?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R71-Great-Britain-1913-Penny-PCGS-MS-64-Red-Brown/312755247556?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 More for Richards pages, if not already noted. Jerry
  11. I’m pretty much with you on this, I think a long game is being played here. All that happened last week was entirely predictable to Boris and his advisors, from the need to purge the party of remainers who were never going to respond positively to his threats, to the General Election vote(s) which he already knew/knows he can’t win at this stage. He is not a fool despite what some like to think, and Cummings and his team will have ‘war gamed’ the way to Brexit ad infinitum. So I feel there has to be purpose, whether influencing the electorate or some other ‘cunning plan’ I don’t know. I think the only genuine surprise was the resignation of his brother, which must have hurt. I think we have an interesting two months ahead. And as an aside, can you, as one of the twenty-eight, use your veto against acceptance of your own extension request? I don’t know. I was rather disappointed to see this topic resurrected, it will only lead to further bitterness. But, like others, I find the topic difficult to ignore. Jerry
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    Catti Stater

    Beautiful. I once found two dobunnic silver units on one day- on a ‘worked out” Roman site- and I have had one other silver and a Thames Valley gold plated but nice stater; never a full gold but it will come. Not plentiful in Wales where my old permissions are. But I have had a couple of hammered gold, and hundreds of silver hammies. Jerry
  13. Well, yes, now I look at it (which I hadn’t previously) it looks much more an F29. They haven’t done well with this batch of pennies, at least three are plain wrong or dubious in the extreme. Jerry
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    Cleaning

    Sorry Sword, but I don’t agree with the definitions above, particularly with “conservation’ which almost never involves removing an original surface, but entails removing foreign matter, contaminants, corrosion products etc to reveal the original surface and possibly with archaeological finds for example treatment to prevent/ deactivate future or active corrosion eg rust, verdigris, treatment which may be physical, chemical or by environmental control. The act of repairing damage, a mount mark, piercing, scratch etc, would be better described as restoration, in that the actual object is in some way modified to ‘enhance’ it’s appearance, albeit that the intention is usually to return it visually to a previous state. What we generally refer to as cleaning of coins does usually involve removing something from the original surface, be it by abrasion using polishes (or wire wool or sandpaper for example -shudder-) or by chemically as with silver dip; some might argue the latter only involves removal of corrosion products ie tarnish, but in effect dipping facilitates metal loss by removing a protective coating and exposing environmentally reactive fresh metal which then in turn will tarnish over time. There is certainly overlap between the above and room for interpretative differences. Personally I do advocate coin conservation where necessary, for example removal of acidic oils and waxes to prevent future corrosion, or removal of active verdigris to keep the damage localised. And I see so many slabbed coins with dirty, gunged up letters or designs- there is no point placing the coin and the causes of corrosion in the same ‘protected’ environment. Jerry
  15. Sorry Richard. And I don’t think you’ve added my (second) 1875 “cannonball” , I posted it under “penny acquisition “ a few weeks ago (August 2nd) , only VG but the variety clear in the hand. Jerry
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