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Almost better than finding a new variation is a decent upgrade like this (with my previous 'best' example below).sixpence-upgrade.jpg

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Won at Heritage on Thursday and an upgrade to my existing examples:

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Another upgrade. Won this 1910 sixpence at Heritage last night:

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What a lovely coin. Just exceptional well done that man:D

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Still trying to get more early milled and had this Sixpence as a Christmas gift. Not the highest grade but has bags of eye appeal.

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That's the commonest type - 1697 large crown later harp (same as mine!). I'd quibble with your 'not the highest grade' - the obverse is virtually 'as struck' which means the reverse is the usual weakish strike. Certainly EF minimum for the coin as a whole.

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1 hour ago, Peckris said:

That's the commonest type - 1697 large crown later harp (same as mine!). I'd quibble with your 'not the highest grade' - the obverse is virtually 'as struck' which means the reverse is the usual weakish strike. Certainly EF minimum for the coin as a whole.

Thanks @Peckris. I had it down as nEF but I welcome your grade! I am still learning about the grading on early milled, which areas are likely to wear first and knowing what is wear vs a weak strike will come as I handle more of these.

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18 minutes ago, Nonmortuus said:

Thanks @Peckris. I had it down as nEF but I welcome your grade! I am still learning about the grading on early milled, which areas are likely to wear first and knowing what is wear vs a weak strike will come as I handle more of these.

Nice looking coin and definitely an EF or better. I like the toning, especially on the Obverse. However, looks like there may be some hairline scratches on the Reverse (could be the photo too). 

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23 minutes ago, jaggy said:

Nice looking coin and definitely an EF or better. I like the toning, especially on the Obverse. However, looks like there may be some hairline scratches on the Reverse (could be the photo too). 

I think it's the photo. In hand nothing jumps out.

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For the medal collection - George III golden jubilee 1810 by Küchlersamlet_photo_a.jpg.

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Newbie, attributed as 'large date' variety, but this is not listed in Spink or ESC, is it listed anywhere?

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There is a large date 1881 listed in Davies No 1100.

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I think that most of the 1881 are "large date". 

I have "small date" on my buy list as well as an upgrade to my large date example.

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From what I have seen of the 'small date' variety, it is almost indistinguishable from the large.

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My sales records for the two types are:

small date:  VF, £12.50, EF, £45
large date: nEF, £42

So although Davies rates them as 48/35 in favour of the large date, I'm not sure that the collector base goes deep enough to properly distinguish them....

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I love Vicky 6ds and have a fair collection (I think) but this is a varietal that just does nothing for me - I dearly hope the silver Vicks do not go the way of the penny, or heaven help us BY DIE STATE like a certain collector of sovs used to collect.

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OK, I looked and think mine might be a small date, proof like. Even though I don't generally collect silver Vick proofs, I know I have a proof '81 6d laying around somewhere and will look for it.

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My newest purchase... an Edward the Confessor 'helmet type' penny (Wilton mint). Although I've had numerous frustrating experiences with Baldwins (auctions), I recently bought this from their Winter fixed price list (at a great discount too) and I have to say the service was fantastic! I'm building up a reasonably nice little collection of Wilton mint pennies now :) 

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Just won this 1717 sixpence at Spink's New York sale (their photo, not mine).

 

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What a gorgeous sixpence wonderful detail in that. Would like one like this myself.:D 

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