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  1. terrysoldpennies

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    I do take your point Richard , but don't under estimate your own input into all of this, as you were responsible for the updates in the latest Freeman , and you after all gave the 2* classification, and many see you as one of the leading authorities on penny varieties, so using the H* for clarity would I think be useful especially as many now turn to your site for information.
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    Ja Scream at me if you think i'm wrong, but wouldn't it be a good idea as this is a well known established type, with a Gouby classification to give it a Freeman type , such as an H* so as to end some of the confusion .
  3. terrysoldpennies

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    All 1875 Rev H [Freeman] pennies are Ja the J is on the 74s
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    There seems to be one other difference between the J and the Ja I have noticed and that is to the top of the gown across her left shoulder and out along her outstretched arm. On the J there are some deep folds running down across her arm , but on the Ja the folds are almost non-existent which as you can see on the worn example I have shown lead to an almost straight line from her neck to her outstretched arm, albeit with a slight dip in the centre. On the J though the line across the shoulder is broken by darts of the folds even clear on the worn example. First two Ja second J
  5. terrysoldpennies

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    Pete I personally think that the first one is just a worn example with an over exposed photo . As to the others I would tend to agree with you that they've probably been cleaned. But as we know, photos can be so deceptive .
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    Sometimes a weather shot turns up quite unexpectedly and you just have to be quick with the camera, just as this did over my front gate a couple of years back.
  7. terrysoldpennies

    Had a field day on e bay......

    Photos certainly can be very deceptive, and I was concerned as to whether it had been cleaned or not, but in this case it was fine and the appearance is identical to the other bright finish coins of the other years around it in the collection, though there is some very slight toning . I my experience cleaning coins never brings the whole serface of the coin back to a brand new mint finish , as they frequently look patchy ,and also often leaves the edge around the legend and teeth looking slightly darker in tone. Natural toning may also be responsible for the loss of some light finish coins , as distinguishing the difference between them and Hypo coated coins is made more difficult.
  8. terrysoldpennies

    Had a field day on e bay......

    I read somewhere on the forum that there is a ratio of about 6 to 1 so very scarce in high grade.
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    I received this in the post this morning. I bought it because I thought it to be a 1944 bright finish with the wide date and recut waves. I waited for it to come in so as to be sure, and it does appear to be the bright finish type. Does anyone know if all of the wide date type were bright finished or were most darkened as with the standard date width type.
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  11. terrysoldpennies

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    An interesting point Pete . The only thing that comes to mind is that this was at the height of the great depression, and that maybe they were experimenting with different alloys or darkening processes so as to save money on the more expensive metals, the half penny was still being produced in the bright finish as normal.
  12. terrysoldpennies

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    Because of a change in the metal content mixtures due to the War . Page 63 The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain . Freeman
  13. terrysoldpennies

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    There not that rare Mike , I had a count up of the 1940s pennies put away by my mother back in the 1960s, there are 86 Double and 12 single . that's about 7 to 1 . that proportion my have changed due to hoarding of the single type
  14. terrysoldpennies

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    It is hard to find a decent one, this is the best one iv managed to find so far i picked it up about a year ago, not as nice as RIchards though.
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