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On 11/4/2020 at 9:59 PM, seuk said:

There was a shortage from round 1811 and onwards, when we see the second wave of copper tokens. But I think most of the counterfeits are early and close to the date of the official issue. They are typical about 1 gr lighter than the official weight. 

I would agree with this. The copper tokens of the 1790s must have made it harder to spend the illegitimate copper coinage of the 1780s, which was widely refused as documented by social historians of the day. The quick production of the copper tokens of the early 19th century when the official coinage began to run dry probably prevented a similar imitation series being created. 

The struck copper forgeries are rare; the casts are much more common but usually are from moulds based on a very worn coin; I generally think these are probably early Victorian in nature, along with the somewhat scarcer forgeries of the pennies of George IV and occasionally Victoria. 

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This one just added to my Sixpence collection with nice toning. An upgrade to my previous example I listed recently.

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That's very nice and no contact marks to speak of.

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Another Sixpence just arrived today 1883 Victoria graded as AUNC what are you thoughts please?

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Nice detail - I'd go along with  AU  :)

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Another 1920 Sixpence, nice example and well struck compared to what I have seen around. This is an upgrade and a keeper for me.😀

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9 hours ago, UPINSMOKE said:

Another 1920 Sixpence, nice example and well struck compared to what I have seen around. This is an upgrade and a keeper for me.😀

 

It's not easy to find a well struck 1920. It's always very nice when the lion's nose shows clearly. Like your 1883 too. Looks like some serious upgrades!

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Beautiful 1920 6d there, I'm envious! The 1883 appears to have wonderful field toning on the reverse as well.

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10 hours ago, Sword said:

It's not easy to find a well struck 1920. It's always very nice when the lion's nose shows clearly. Like your 1883 too. Looks like some serious upgrades!

As I have always been told when I first join this forum always buy the best you can afford.😀 With my sixpence collection I have completed from 1970 through to 1902 and am happy with what I have collected so far with a few exceptions I still have to find a decent 1917 George V and also to upgrade a few others namely 1931, 1928, 1916,1915 also possibly my 1902 Edward VII although if I cannot find a better one I would be happy to keep the one I have. I am now venturing into Victoria with around 15 added so far. I can see that this section is going to a bit more challenging as well as expensive. I may have to drop my prefered grade down to on some of these.

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1 hour ago, UPINSMOKE said:

As I have always been told when I first join this forum always buy the best you can afford.😀 With my sixpence collection I have completed from 1970 through to 1902 and am happy with what I have collected so far with a few exceptions I still have to find a decent 1917 George V and also to upgrade a few others namely 1931, 1928, 1916,1915 also possibly my 1902 Edward VII although if I cannot find a better one I would be happy to keep the one I have. I am now venturing into Victoria with around 15 added so far. I can see that this section is going to a bit more challenging as well as expensive. I may have to drop my prefered grade down to on some of these.

The 1917 perfectly struck is (near?) impossible to find.

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Last one for this week a very nice example of 1886 Threepence AUNC with some nice toning.

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Absolutely splendid 1893 and 1920 examples, very well done!

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My recently acquired 1710 sixpence


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Not of the same calibre as everyone else's gains but a reasonable find.

Freeman 662. 2 + A

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1 hour ago, Zo Arms said:

Not of the same calibre as everyone else's gains but a reasonable find.

Freeman 662. 2 + A

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Nice ! Was this unidentified by the vendor ? It's a tough coin to find and I've never seen a well circulated one like that. 

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While I'm here, picked up this 1709 shilling last week...

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Really nice portraits of Queen Anne gentlemen!

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1 hour ago, JLS said:

Nice ! Was this unidentified by the vendor ? It's a tough coin to find and I've never seen a well circulated one like that. 

Was in amongst a small eBay bulk lot. The scrap silver covered the bid. This was an unexpected bonus. The result of a lockdown clear out by the seller, by the look of his other items.

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Another arrived today this maybe the last for a while😀 A very nice 1887 Young Head 3d with a slight tone. Although I would grade this as AUNC, it does have a slight mark within the 3 on the coin, but I can live with that. 

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Maybe still MS63 and very nice, Sir!

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My latest sixpence for the collection a 1853 Victoria, superb crisp example.😁 I would grade this as Choice UNC what are your thoughts please? To be fair it does look far better in hand than my pictures show. So far this is my earliest example of a Victorian Sixpence.

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Very nice toning overlays some pleasant lustre on that one! Vick has to come off nicely for me as I am not a fan of the reverse which is just a tad to plain and along with size restrains prices on this series - so IMO bargains may be found here. I would say though that if an uncirculated 1848 or especially 1854 comes up that there will likely be a fight over  it. You may like to get hold of a proof 1839 which are sometimes had not too dearly.

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I have bought a collection of coins today and achieved a few nice upgrades as a result. 1882 Half Crown is one:

 

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... also this 1839 Shilling:

 

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