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2 minutes ago, Bruce said:

Actually I didn't make any purchase, but I visited the coin shop and ask my friend to borrow an image of 1874 Halfpenny for learning purpose.  By referring to Richard's site, it's die 7J.  Am I correct?

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Oh sorry, I just found I should post to Halfpenny section, but I don't know how to delete post😅

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In the absence of a qualified half penny brother, I'll step in and say that I agree. 7 + J.

The extra leaf to the third group and a narrower spaced 18. A wider spaced 18 would be Dracott J2. I'm happy to be corrected though.

I'll now crawl back under my stone in the  "Halfpenny ID thread" before anyone spots me.

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Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.

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34 minutes ago, secret santa said:

Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.

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Interesting. Slants well over to the right. Never seen that before.

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3 hours ago, secret santa said:

Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.

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What year's that please Richard?

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3 hours ago, secret santa said:

Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.

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That really has been rotated quite a lot.    I found one some years back on an 1861  6+G  with the G in REG totally out of position , being low and to the left with the old G showing around it.

Though its probably a G over G  It could be over a  C, but the coins to worn to be sure , and I've not seen another as yet to compare it with .  

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14 hours ago, mrbadexample said:

What year's that please Richard?

1861 F29 (6+D;J+d)

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With the purchase of an 1806 gilt copper proof from LCA last weekend, I've now got all three 1806 proofs from the KP31 die - Peck 1325, 1326 &1327, gilt, bronzed copper & copper. Whilst I've no intention of even attempting to become a major SOHO proof specialist collector (a lifetime's work, pretty much), it's always good to get a few proofs, and these were easy to recognise because of the incomplete 0 and no base serif to 1.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That gilt one's a bit of a stunner. :D

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12 hours ago, mrbadexample said:

That gilt one's a bit of a stunner. :D

Thought it was a nice looking coin as soon as I saw it, Jon. So went for it and got it at my max bid £800 hammer (£946.50 after juice and postage). I did like the fact that it was equally as good in hand as on the pic. Reverse is in fact FDC. Some very slight surface marks on obverse.

The only other alternative I could see from the same die, was a possibly even better specimen from KB Coins. But the real downside was that they were looking for £2,250, and am really not convinced its worth quite that much.

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Very pleased, nay delighted with this absolutely immaculate 1825 in toned a/UNC. 

 

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Much harder date to get in good grade  than many think - you will have a problem upgradeing it.

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1 hour ago, copper123 said:

Much harder date to get in good grade  than many think - you will have a problem upgradeing it.

Very much so.    

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4 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

Very much so.    

LMAO. Who in their right minds would want to upgrade that?!!!!

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4 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

LMAO. Who in their right minds would want to upgrade that?!!!!

It would be extremely difficult, as the coin has it all. No blemishes save for the merest isolated speck on the obverse, much eye appeal, and UNC. A truly choice piece which I was happy to pay the high price for.

Copper is right that the date is much harder to find in high grade than you would imagine for a date which is not desperately scarce.

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Bought this from a collector in Russia - very interesting experience. Emails go through electronic interpretation smoothly and officially they are not allowed to export any coins (and maybe other objects) older than 50 years (or something like that) but it all worked pretty smoothly. He contacted me via my rare penny website.

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Just underneath the I of VICTORIA, same as my 1854 dot example. Neat capture. 

 

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Very pleased to have now obtained all three reverse types of 1826. Rev A: no central line down saltire, Rev B: thin line down saltire , and Rev C thick line down saltire.

 

 

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On 2/10/2022 at 4:58 PM, secret santa said:

Bought this from a collector in Russia - very interesting experience. Emails go through electronic interpretation smoothly and officially they are not allowed to export any coins (and maybe other objects) older than 50 years (or something like that) but it all worked pretty smoothly. He contacted me via my rare penny website.

 

What year is it please Richard?

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1 hour ago, mrbadexample said:

What year is it please Richard?

1875 F80

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Got to be the bargain of the week - a genuine double-tailed 1967 penny, bought for £62-50 when a double-tailed 1964 penny sold for around £930 at Spink earlier this year.

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2 hours ago, secret santa said:

Got to be the bargain of the week - a genuine double-tailed 1967 penny, bought for £62-50 when a double-tailed 1964 penny sold for around £930 at Spink earlier this year.

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Interesting, but are you sure there isn’t a join between the beads and the rim in the first image? It’s amazing what a skilled craftsman can do with a lathe - but I hope I’m wrong. If genuine that would be a great price, though I am surprised that obverse and reverse dies were interchangeable.

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I'll check - that dark line looks suspicious. If so, then it's still not a bad price for a clever piece of work !

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