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1822 Farthing D over D in DEF on reverse

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This example also features  a die break that starts at the rim at the second A in BRITANNIAR and that A is filled above the crossbar. The die break extends through the field to the neckline through the bust and ends at the end of the drape from Britannia's arm. While what I have described may not sound that unusual, the D over D is quite striking and there is space within the D and below the D. I suspect there are others and someone here has likely owns one or knows of someone that does. Not sure of the rarity/surviving population

 

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A picture would be good. However, this series is riddled with recut letters/missing serifs etc, so much so that finding an example with well struck perfect letters is quite a difficult task.

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Just now, Rob said:

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Pictures were also missing (at first) in the 1951 Crown topic. It doesn't hurt to remind members that asking us to comment on detail description needs a relevant picture!

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I was querying what the @coincat is for. Isn't an at sign something to do with twitter? - which is nothing to do with this forum.

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I don' do twitter... I have not posted a picture of the farthing because I do not have a picture to post. My sincere apologies. 

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

I was querying what the @coincat is for. Isn't an at sign something to do with twitter? - which is nothing to do with this forum.

If you prefix a predec member's name with @ it highlights their name - @Rob @Peckris 2 @coinkat. I don't know if that generates a Notification (above)?

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Sorry, just wondered if it was a social media auto-pilot thing.i.e. people just use it because they use it elsewhere, or whether it actually provided a function.

No idea if it generates a notification. I've seen a few @Robs before but never received anything in my inbox, so would think not.

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

Sorry, just wondered if it was a social media auto-pilot thing.i.e. people just use it because they use it elsewhere, or whether it actually provided a function.

No idea if it generates a notification. I've seen a few @Robs before but never received anything in my inbox, so would think not.

You wouldn't get anything in your Inbox (the envelope symbol up top) but you might get a Notification (the bell symbol).

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will put on a scan of my coin next day or so

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IMG_20201129_0002.thumb.jpg.a3d9597bb4c845ce970d36adcefa1b03.jpgIMG_20201129_0001.jpg

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Sorry folks i thought I had a nice one but its only fine grade but hey fills a space

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In my opinion its only a good one if VF and above but i have still not come across a nice enough one to call it a keeper - strange thing is there is no example in the colin cooke collection so it might be rarer than I think - depends on what someone will pay for one I surpose.

 

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Thanks for posting an image... your example is very close to what I have. The main difference may be the die break that is featured in my example. Yours does capture the bold separation in the D. My example has a relatively reasonable to above average portrait of William IIII and I think should easily grade in the VF realm. The reverse is just not as well struck and that likely is attributable the the die break. 

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1822 farthing (1).JPG

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William IIII nay nay , yours is a coin I would be happy with , George is what you ment I am sure.

I am not seeing that die flaw though , it looks weekly struck

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I don't know what I  was thinking... George IIII

Mrbadexample posted a notsobadexample. Seriously... it is quite nice and clearly better than mine... especially the reverse. I don't see the die break and the second A  in BRITANNIAR is not filled.

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12 hours ago, copper123 said:

In my opinion its only a good one if VF and above but i have still not come across a nice enough one to call it a keeper - strange thing is there is no example in the colin cooke collection so it might be rarer than I think - depends on what someone will pay for one I surpose.

 

I've had several die varieties in this series which Colin Cooke didn't have examples of; I don't think he was greatly interested in the series. There's a prejudice going back all the way to Bramah that these die variations are so numerous that they are not of interest to collectors; of course, if you applied the same thinking to the bun pennies, there would be no Freeman, Gouby etc. The reality is that this series is notoriously underexplored; you can get £50 or £100 for the more interesting die varieties in nice crisp grade, but not many people appear to be after them in circulated condition right now. 

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