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1676 farthing

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I know this was reported by Batty (unreliable source if there ever was one), but it's not in Peck. 

What do people think of this piece ? Date doesn't look like anything else ! Probably a contemporary forgery ? 1676farthing.JPG.8c8d21391e42dd993be3bea39120f4f8.JPG1676farthingb.JPG.861b3036ffc7fe618f410a37784804bc.JPG1676farthingdate.thumb.JPG.d2d1ec61cd64dd72d9deb432d7d27251.JPG

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That's a 1675

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20 minutes ago, Rob said:

That's a 1675

Hmm, I just haven't seen any 1675's which look like this. If the last numeral is a 5 the bottom of the loop is touching the upright; there aren't any in the Colin Cooke collection which have this feature. 

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Footnote on Bramahs page 21 mentions Garside and Numismatic circular Vol XXXIII Cpl 314,

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The first 6 is clear and unambiguous and consistently so across the date range, but the second is a thin winding line. I've seen this before, but never something that is unambiguously another 6. Anything with '6' as a last digit is invariably on a compromised coin. The Maundy 5s are considerably thinner than the farthing 5s despite being of similar height

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