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Chris, I am consious over the last few months that I have been creating several new topics to try and identify strange and unusual coins etc, so if its ok I will just keep adding my new weird stuff to this topic page....hopefully others can do the same as well!!!

To start it off here are 4 coins that may be of interest, Colin G has already succesfully identified the smaller of the 2 tokens as a 17c lead token possibly used to pay farm workers, but now I have just found its 'big brother'! The silver George V coin/medal reads 'COMMEMORATION OF KING GEORGE V JUNE 22ND 1911' this is unusual as they both appear without a crown! There are many different types of these commemoration coins and medals but anything remotely similar shows them both wearing a crown (It looks like a coin that has been crudely punched to make a medal). The last coin is a tease you will all recognise the crowned George VI but what is it? (I know!!! answers on a post card - lol :lol: );

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The two lead tokens are farm checks, they were given out when a certain amount of produce etc was picked, and it is conjectured that they had some redemptive value later. They were usually locally produced, which is why there are great varieties of design etc. For 99% of the tokens they cannot be attributed to a particular issuer or even a place.

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I thought I'd join in this guess the NEWP coin, I picked these two up last week and look forward to your guesses.

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Not the best of examples but fills a hole in my Plantagenet collection :D

John Class 5b probably NICOLE ON LUND but that's a guess

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I thought I'd join in this guess the NEWP coin, I picked these two up last week and look forward to your guesses.

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Gary,

Nice examples. Those would look good in any collection!

Bob C.

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I thought I'd join in this guess the NEWP coin, I picked these two up last week and look forward to your guesses.

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Gary,

Nice examples. Those would look good in any collection!

Bob C.

Thanks Bob, they will fill a couple of holes for a while. I'm still hoping an expert will come along and confirm what they are.

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Here are my four newest coins...could anyone help me on the grade of the 1758 sixpence please.

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Looks VFish but wouldn't like to stick my neck out without a photograph of it 'in the nude'.

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Hi folks, I'm new to the forum, and I'll take this chance to say hello to everyone, this seems the easiest post to start on, so here is one of my latest aquisitions

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Hi Badger, and welcome! Nice farthing (though not my area, I'm always happy to admire others' aquisitions!)

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Hi Badger, and welcome! Nice farthing (though not my area, I'm always happy to admire others' aquisitions!)

Hi Badger,

Welcome aboard nice farthing. :)

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Hi Badger, welcome aboard.

Yeah, that looks fine, er... I mean better than that (occupational hazard on a coin forum).

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Hi folks, I'm new to the forum, and I'll take this chance to say hello to everyone, this seems the easiest post to start on, so here is one of my latest aquisitions

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Badger

Badger,

Nice farthing, I have a website where I am currently trying to identify different farthing varieties. The 1875H is one of the years that has the most variations. The good old Heaton mint always seemed to produce plenty of varieties!! The obverse you have on your farthing is one of the scarcer varieties, which has the E in REG complete and a full colon after FD (not that it will add much value) because not many people tend to collect varieties to this level of detail. The interesting thing is that the example you have has a different reverse from the example I have. Therefore I would like to add it to the site as a new obverse/reverse combination :) . Do you have the facility to scan the coin at 1200dpi? If you do, could I be cheeky and ask to send me a copy via e-mail.

Hi folks, I'm new to the forum, and I'll take this chance to say hello to everyone, this seems the easiest post to start on, so here is one of my latest aquisitions

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Badger

Badger,

Me again!! The farthing you have in your posession if the images are correct is an extremely rare variety. I did not realise it at first but the variety you have shown has the full brooch on the bodice and is the "younger portrait" (5 berries) Freeman 530. It is a mule of an obverse and reverse that was not intended to be used.

Go on upset me how much did you pay, and where did you get it. I am still very much interested in images if you can provide them. Are you interested in selling?

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Hi everyone. hi Colin, I don't have the coin at hand but next time I'm over I will take better scans. This is the 2nd example I have of this type, the first being not so nice. I got the first one about 3 weeks or so ago for under £5, and this example here a week or so ago was just under £15. This one is not for sale, the other might be, I haven't decided yet.

I did know they were both F530's and you could imagine my surprise of obtaining 2 of them, especially so close together.

Is your web site 'About Farthings'? If so, well done on the site, I have been on it a couple of times before.

here are scans of the other I have

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Badger

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Hi everyone. hi Colin, I don't have the coin at hand but next time I'm over I will take better scans. This is the 2nd example I have of this type, the first being not so nice. I got the first one about 3 weeks or so ago for under £5, and this example here a week or so ago was just under £15. This one is not for sale, the other might be, I haven't decided yet.

I did know they were both F530's and you could imagine my surprise of obtaining 2 of them, especially so close together.

Is your web site 'About Farthings'? If so, well done on the site, I have been on it a couple of times before.

here are scans of the other I have

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Badger

Badger,

You certainly have a knack of being in the right place at the right time!! Well done on your finds!! :)

If I give you £15 can you see if you can find me one, make it three in a row ;)

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Hi Colin, if I could I would but I'm doubtful I'll find another one. I had read on Colin Cookes site that he had recorded just 3 of these.

Would you have a scan of an 1874H 4 over 7? I have never seen one before

As you mention all the slight varieties etc, I also collect all varieties I find, half colon stops, full colons, missing stops etc. The main 2 I am still searching for are the 1860 mule and the 1915 Ts in BRITT touching. Any help on these would be appreciated. I only collect 19th and 20 century, I couldn't possibly find the time or funds to start collecting further back.

Badger

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Hi Colin, if I could I would but I'm doubtful I'll find another one. I had read on Colin Cookes site that he had recorded just 3 of these.

Would you have a scan of an 1874H 4 over 7? I have never seen one before

As you mention all the slight varieties etc, I also collect all varieties I find, half colon stops, full colons, missing stops etc. The main 2 I am still searching for are the 1860 mule and the 1915 Ts in BRITT touching. Any help on these would be appreciated. I only collect 19th and 20 century, I couldn't possibly find the time or funds to start collecting further back.

Badger

Badger,

I have never seen an image of the 1874 4/7 that Colin Cooke reported. Do you collect the copper issue also, or is it just the bronze series that interest you? The 1915 TT and 1860 mule are two varieties that I do not have yet, amongst others.

If you have any varieties that are not listed on the site, feel free to contact me, so that I can get them added. I have no doubt that there are many more to be found yet.

The F530 is in my opinion underated. Most people are lucky if they get to see one let alone own 2!!

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I collect 1806 to 1956 in Farthings

There are a few I didn't see listed, mostly just errors like the B in Brit missing the top serif etc on the coppers, but some others too.

When I have time, I will send you a list of the varieties etc I have. My coins and my computer are in 2 different places, making it sometimes a bit difficult to try and remember the some of them. I will try and get the list done by next week.

I'm not sure how to PM a message to you, or reply, so it would maybe be easier if you sent me a PM with your e-mail and it means I won't have to write it all on here.

Badger

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Hi Colin, if I could I would but I'm doubtful I'll find another one. I had read on Colin Cookes site that he had recorded just 3 of these.

Would you have a scan of an 1874H 4 over 7? I have never seen one before

As you mention all the slight varieties etc, I also collect all varieties I find, half colon stops, full colons, missing stops etc. The main 2 I am still searching for are the 1860 mule and the 1915 Ts in BRITT touching. Any help on these would be appreciated. I only collect 19th and 20 century, I couldn't possibly find the time or funds to start collecting further back.

Badger

Badger,

I have never seen an image of the 1874 4/7 that Colin Cooke reported. Do you collect the copper issue also, or is it just the bronze series that interest you? The 1915 TT and 1860 mule are two varieties that I do not have yet, amongst others.

If you have any varieties that are not listed on the site, feel free to contact me, so that I can get them added. I have no doubt that there are many more to be found yet.

The F530 is in my opinion underated. Most people are lucky if they get to see one let alone own 2!!

Hi Colin, i have a 1915TT if you need a scan

Gary

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Hi Badger,

Welcome aboard.....

(PS: I KNOW your secret identity......)

I'll give you a hint.... I too have an F-530

I am intrigued!!! <_<

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Hi Badger,

Welcome aboard.....

(PS: I KNOW your secret identity......)

I'll give you a hint.... I too have an F-530

Sounds very mysterious! :ph34r::D

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Colin G,

do you have a link to your Farthing website, I just aquired an 1858 one in good condition and would be interested to find out which variety it is.

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Colin G,

do you have a link to your Farthing website, I just aquired an 1858 one in good condition and would be interested to find out which variety it is.

It is Aboutfarthings there is also a hyperlink in my signature on the forum.

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