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Jubilee head sixpence die pairings

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1889, 2+D.

 

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1890, 2+E.

 

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1891, 2+D.

 

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1892, 2D.

 

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Davies told me about the 2 different obverses, noted after his book was published. I bought a few specimens from him. 

1889, I have pairings 1+A , 1+C , 1+D,  2+A, 2+C and 2+D 

minor varieties, 1+A I have 2, joined leaf and severed leaf. 
2+A I have 3 minor varieties, joined leaf far 9, joined leaf close 9 and severed leaf far 9. 

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the ref numbers he gave the pairings were the following 

1164 - 1+C

1165 - 1+D 

1165A - 1+A 

1165B - 2+A 

1165C - 2+C 

1165D - 2+D

 

 

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Unrecorded:

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Thanks Nick and just.me - great information.

Is that an 8 over 8?

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I would assume not too many pairings on the 1893 Jub?  BTW, check out the specimen shown on the PCGS website under "Pop Report" as it is pictured there.

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7 hours ago, Mr T said:

Is that an 8 over 8?

It's entirely possible - though what first drew my attention to it was the gap between the 8 and the 7, much wider than on normal issues. One of our fellow members  (who's studied 1887 JH coins in very fine detail) says it's a pattern, but he also says there are very many 'patterns' for this date.

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Oh, maybe like the 1887 half crown - do you have a picture of the whole coin? Odd that a pattern would have such an overdate though.

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11 hours ago, Mr T said:

Oh, maybe like the 1887 half crown - do you have a picture of the whole coin? Odd that a pattern would have such an overdate though.

I'll try to find one. I agree about the overdate problem, but apparently there are scores of patterns. Ask @1887jubilee

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Also that's on a Jubilee head rather than a young head right? And where did you get the images? Are they from an auction? I've had no luck looking for a "wide date" 1887 sixpence.

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22 hours ago, Mr T said:

Also that's on a Jubilee head rather than a young head right? And where did you get the images? Are they from an auction? I've had no luck looking for a "wide date" 1887 sixpence.

Yes, it's a JH 6d. I saw it for sale at the Midland Fair 20+ years ago. I would have passed over it as I already had an UNC 1887 6d, but even though it's a small coin, I could see there was something unusual about the date so I bought it.

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