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Great prices  william pennies are really rare above good fine or so

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3 hours ago, oldcopper said:

Fair enough, a deceptive photo - and I think the best on the market I know of. Let me guess - MS62 - 63?

Its was grade CGS 65 GEF which was the highest graded of the 9 they had done and the best one i found while looking , the buyer told me the best he had seen.

Although like most ,you never know what someone may have hidden away 😃

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1 hour ago, PWA 1967 said:

Its was grade CGS 65 GEF which was the highest graded of the 9 they had done and the best one i found while looking , the buyer told me the best he had seen.

Although like most ,you never know what someone may have hidden away 😃

Thanks Pete, nice coin. Now if only the person who put away all those bright 1834 farthings had done it instead with 1831 WW pennies. There's a thought! 

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William IV farthings in the absolute top grades are really well sort after , most fetch over £100 there does seem to be a lot of them around but most are in good fine or less , with a few nicer ones in GVF and lower.

The smallest bit of wear on Williams bonce loses the coin a lot of value.

High grade examples tend to just stay for ever in good collections or be sold by the london auction houses .

Ebay is pretty useless for high grade William farthings as well , you have to wade through piles and piles of rubbish to find anything decent

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15 hours ago, copper123 said:

William IV farthings in the absolute top grades are really well sort after , most fetch over £100 there does seem to be a lot of them around but most are in good fine or less , with a few nicer ones in GVF and lower.

The smallest bit of wear on Williams bonce loses the coin a lot of value.

High grade examples tend to just stay for ever in good collections or be sold by the london auction houses .

Ebay is pretty useless for high grade William farthings as well , you have to wade through piles and piles of rubbish to find anything decent

A dealer told me that all the bright 1841 halfpennies and the smaller number of the 1834 farthings were found in a box in India.

Quite a few of these BU farthings have come onto the market in the last 10 yeas or so, so I'm surprised that Colin Cooke's collection seemed to have one (and they're of the 1834 variety that was always thought the scarcer one I think), as he must have got hold of his well before 2005. 

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1 hour ago, oldcopper said:

A dealer told me that all the bright 1841 halfpennies and the smaller number of the 1834 farthings were found in a box in India.

Quite a few of these BU farthings have come onto the market in the last 10 yeas or so, so I'm surprised that Colin Cooke's collection seemed to have one (and they're of the 1834 variety that was always thought the scarcer one I think), as he must have got hold of his well before 2005. 

Talking to Neil a few years ago i dont think it was in the same box as Colin would of bought them all if he had known and was purchased years ago .I was told there was 220 Half Pennies and 25 / 30 Farthings ,although i dont know if thats before the seller sold some at Wakefield a few years ago or after , of which i and quite a lot of forum members bought some ,some were better than others but the majority BU.

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Yes the 1841 halfpennies have been a drag on the market for a few years now , there are less halfpenny collectors than farthing collectors but there again the farthings would have soon disappeared into nice collections because many collectors were putting up with substandard pieces

I was lucky enough to buy a GEF 1834 the rare peck variety a few years ago for a song - it remains my best William farthing .

Its a pity a few pennies were not included in the hoard they would have been highly sort after.

I always thought victorian india had its own coins strange to find some GB issue

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