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1949threepence

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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 .  :huh:

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35 minutes ago, terrysoldpennies said:

 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 .  :huh:

Yes Terry you may well be right about the first one although it still looks messed about with and they are just the ones newly listed ,there are plenty others and didnt want to put them all on .

One of the reasons i mentioned of not buying this particular type from a photo and better looking for an UNC one .

Pete.

 

Edited by PWA 1967

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On 11 May 2019 at 12:46 PM, 1949threepence said:

Pleased to say though I have managed to get 1945 and 1946 bright finishes relatively easily. Didn't take that much of a search. The 1945 one has got a few dark stains on the reverse (don't look like carbon spots). Maybe this is a tiny bit of hypo which splashed on to this coin, but otherwise didn't get the full treatment.  

 

 

bright finish 1945 rev.jpg

Yes, the 46 is quite common. It might be worth pointing out that of the 1945s I've seen, many had a much paler toning than is found on the other dates, misleading to the impression that maybe they were not toned. 

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14 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, the 46 is quite common. It might be worth pointing out that of the 1945s I've seen, many had a much paler toning than is found on the other dates, misleading to the impression that maybe they were not toned. 

Absolutely. We've seen that "light" mint toning on the 1934 as well. They vary from dark to light. 

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On 5/11/2019 at 12:46 PM, 1949threepence said:

Don't know, you could be right. But it was so dirt cheap I decided to buy it anyway. I note it is the wide date variety referred to earlier by @terrysoldpennies with the last 4 over a tooth. The only other 1944 I can find with a (supposed) bright finish was in the Crocker collection, and that too has the final 4 over a tooth. Same as Terry's on the previous page.

In hand I'm no further forward than with the pic above. Through the loupe it looks almost UNC in some parts, and more worn in others. Anomaly.

Pleased to say though I have managed to get 1945 and 1946 bright finishes relatively easily. Didn't take that much of a search. The 1945 one has got a few dark stains on the reverse (don't look like carbon spots). Maybe this is a tiny bit of hypo which splashed on to this coin, but otherwise didn't get the full treatment.  

 

 

 

and so is the 1944 bright finish specimen in Gary's collection. 

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On 4/19/2019 at 10:41 PM, mrbadexample said:

Smashing. Pictures when you get it please. :)

Delighted that David got another one a month later, and remembered that I wanted such a specimen. You could leave a request with some dealers and they'd forget all about it. Kudos to Dave.

So here it finally is.

It's GEF with lustre. There is a carbon spot on the obverse, but overall it's clearly far superior to the GF specimen I've got now.

 

 

  

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On 4/20/2019 at 6:14 PM, Peckris 2 said:

Yes, I've certainly heard of 1944 undarkened, but they're very scarce.

1946 come in both flavours, but the mint darkened type I would say is more common.

Here's an interesting one - a 1940 penny that appears to have been darkened, which is unheard of in my experience.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1940-George-VI-Penny-Bronze-Coins-KM-Coins/173869777932?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D57477%26meid%3Db06794f45fd54bc19020d9507f8e7f09%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D192893122637%26itm%3D173869777932&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

I've just taken a punt on it (made an offer which was accepted) - I'll see in hand if it actually is Mint toned. If not, I'll have a standard 1940 penny to sell. :D

Take a look at this one Chris. If it was 1944, 1945 or 1946, you'd say the toning was apt for the year. 

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