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New variety of Victorian Penny reverse D

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Michael Gouby has recently sent me pictures of an 1860 F10 with  an interesting variation on the reverse. There are 2 additional lines to the border of St Andrew's cross in the top left quadrant of Britannia's shield. They seem to be too accurately placed to be the result of a die clash and Michael has asked collectors to check their reverse D pennies for any further instances. I have checked all mine and can't find any. Michael (and I) will be interested to learn of any additional examples.

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Interesting.

Checked mine. Just the usual two lines, unfortunately.

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Well-spotted - is it Freeman D or one of Paul Holland's reverse D variants? I don't think it's Holland D* at least.

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On 10/8/2021 at 10:39 PM, Mr T said:

Well-spotted - is it Freeman D or one of Paul Holland's reverse D variants? I don't think it's Holland D* at least.

Plain old "D" I think.

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On 10/12/2021 at 10:47 PM, secret santa said:

Plain old "D" I think.

Do you have a photo of the whole reverse out of curiosity? Are the two lines the only strange thing about it?

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I wonder if all the ones with a die crack REV D have it ( probably ) ,certainly easier to spot if anyone wants one.

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Hm, I'm still not sure - the extra strand on the helmet tail seems to be present on Holland D* reverse pennies but maybe not on the others. More digging required but it seems like D* is the most common at a glance.

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