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  1. beautiful colour , is it native only to Australia.
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    The good news is the chairs all right !!!
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    Below is a worn F28 . Note the outer ribbon at its top has a fold running down along it , and the ribbon itself pinches in at the top towards the knot . only the 5 and the 6 have this and it looks to be the same on your second picture down. Its not a 6 because the top of Victoria's head would be closer to the teeth . So yes I think its an F28.
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    Can you give a close up of the ribbons to be sure.
  5. Good luck with the test Richard , and get well soon. Terry
  6. I must confess I didn't won't to show my ignorance but , JB ???
  7. I would have said the penny is a 9+j F97A. Victoria on the obverse 9 appears to be looking forward , whereas on the 8 she seems to be looking downwards . The 9 also has the R in REG pointing slightly to the right of the tooth , and as we know that can be difficult to see clearly on some pictures in this case the R does seem to favour just to the right of the tooth.
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    It looks like a Ankh the Egyptian key of life .
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    1897 dot penny. Advice needed.

    Hi Zo . Funnily enough as you may know I bought a 1922 dot on trident penny recently , and was having a really good close up look at the dot with the magnifying glass, only to discover a minute crack running from the teeth down along the right side of the centre prong of the trident . The crack is hard to see as it blends in with the scratching damage on the face of the die . This dot is of course circular and not elongated at all. I had a count up of all the dot pennies and found that six are elongated , and show a crack running off or extremely close to the dot/comma. I've just three with almost perfectly circular dots two of which have a tiny crack running off the dot . The only one I have with no sign of a crack at all is the 1897 dot , but Freeman states that an example was found showing a tiny crack nearby . I don't have an 1870 dot or the cannon ball 1875 which look to be circular in shape. My thoughts on the drilling of a hole at the end of a crack in order to stop it spreading would only work on a flat sheet , in this case the die is a deep block of metal , and a crack would run extremely deep down into that block , perhaps as deep as an inch [2.5 cm] or more, and it would seem to me that drilling down to that depth with a drill bit of 1mm or less would be near impossible . Any shallow drilled hole would be ineffective as the crack would continue to spread deep within the die Picture Terry
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    1937 Proof missing sea and with no horizon around the lighthouse. Found this If any of you are interested , its now on Richards list.
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    I think someone has found one recently. Probably Pete. I do remember that it was a beauty. You'd not need another! Jerry showed us a VF he found recently. I also found one about VF, I posted on here with !! A BLOODY GREAT FILLED HOLE IN IT !!
  12. That's Dr Jerry , a Time Lord
  13. 1922 dot on Trident . Very pleased to pick this one up.
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