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Victoria halfpennies are notorious for being in low grade , that is at least not a button

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12 hours ago, Zo Arms said:

14 + N. Not listed by Freeman.

I have added a new page to my halfpenny site called rare halfpennies and added your photos. Not being a halfpenny collector, I'm open to suggestions of what other coins to include on this page, which would be of interest to collectors.

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7 hours ago, secret santa said:

I have added a new page to my halfpenny site called rare halfpennies and added your photos. Not being a halfpenny collector, I'm open to suggestions of what other coins to include on this page, which would be of interest to collectors.

You're most welcome @secret santa Richard to use my pictures of the 7+C# 1873 halfpenny to be found on this forum page...

http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/4135-new-unlisted-variety-of-1873-half-penny/

I believe there are only single figures known? And low double figures for the 8+C# of the same date also on that link.

 

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I'll see if I can dig out the originals for you... Think I had to reduce their size as the forum had a limit on file size.

Watch this space...!

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6 minutes ago, Martinminerva said:

I'll see if I can dig out the originals for you... Think I had to reduce their size as the forum had a limit on file size.

Watch this space...!

Are these any good @secret santa- they are actually enlargements of the forum pictures, as the originals are on my old desktop computer and will take longer to find!

 

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It being the first I've spotted for sale in 40+ years, and having been missed by the seller (though surely bloody obvious?), I'm very pleased to have acquired this C over L 1673 farthing. Although I have read fewer than ten are known I have seen two only, those being the Colin Cooke coin and Joe Lee's, both of which are inferior to this one which I'd grade as a solid good fine. There are no online records of any other examples, be that sales or in collections. I also checked through my old farthing catalogues and found no examples listed for sale, or even as a recognised variety, at any point throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Fifty quid. Bargain.
 

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On 11/3/2021 at 9:44 AM, secret santa said:

I have added a new page to my halfpenny site called rare halfpennies and added your photos. Not being a halfpenny collector, I'm open to suggestions of what other coins to include on this page, which would be of interest to collectors.

Thanks Richard. Just had a look and I feel honoured.

Just one point. It's not listed by Freeman, but is recognised by Dracott, so maybe "unrecorded" is maybe slightly misleading? Just a thought.

Martin thinks that it may be the 4th known. Dracott lists 2, with a 7 rarity. Classed as extremely rare.

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2 hours ago, Zo Arms said:

It's not listed by Freeman, but is recognised by Dracott, so maybe "unrecorded" is maybe slightly misleading? Just a thought.

Good point - leave it with me.

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My latest acquisition. Probably not rare but interesting being .925 silver.

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Just brought this 1918 halfcrown and awaiting delivery. It is very well struck for both obverse and reverse and is one of my best examples of the series. I am just missing the 1913 to complete my date run of George V sterling silver halfcrowns. 

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I've never been a fan of their photos, I think they're deliberately deceptive with the lighting.

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Please see my comments on other post about the current offering at Spink of the "Perkins" half crown collection.....Yikes. And that WITHOUT photos!

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An eBay purchase. Clear example of obverse 1*. No tie knot.

Condition may not be to everyone's liking but I'm happy with it.

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20 hours ago, Bruce said:

GVF-nEF and maybe cleaned?

EFin’ close?

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20 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

1913 is easy if you settle for GVF. Better than EF? Rather difficult..

Indeed. GEF-UNC examples don't come up very often. But looking out for one is the fun part. 

20 hours ago, Bruce said:

GVF-nEF and maybe cleaned?

Does look it has been dipped unfortunately.  Too white and lacking in lustre. I find grading tricky in this series due to weak striking. Hence, it is so much better to wait for a well struck example. 

20 hours ago, mrbadexample said:

I've never been a fan of their photos, I think they're deliberately deceptive with the lighting.

Just out of interest, are you referring to my coin or the one that Peck has posted. (They are not from the same seller).

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41 minutes ago, Zo Arms said:

An eBay purchase. Clear example of obverse 1*. No tie knot.

Condition may not be to everyone's liking but I'm happy with it.

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Was it sold as a 1* or did you spot that yourself?

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1 minute ago, Sword said:

Just out of interest, are you referring to my coin or the one that Peck has posted. (They are not from the same seller).

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant the ebay seller gb-classic-coins-uk. If you look at their list of items for sale it's a load of blast-white silver. The lighting does a fair job of masking the scratches and wear.

Your photo looks good & honest. :)

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15 minutes ago, mrbadexample said:

Your photo looks good & honest. :)

Thanks, that's reassuring. 

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21 minutes ago, Sword said:

Was it sold as a 1* or did you spot that yourself?

1860 beaded border. That's it.

Kind of hit me in the face straight away. Buy it now, so I snapped it up. Tenner.

My second one now. It's the toothed 1860 Freeman's that I'm lacking. But I'm in no rush.😀

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1 minute ago, Zo Arms said:

1860 beaded border. That's it.

Kind of hit me in the face straight away. Buy it now, so I snapped it up. Tenner.

My second one now. It's the toothed 1860 Freeman's that I'm lacking. But I'm in no rush.😀

If they didn't know it was a 1* (which they clearly didn't) they had a bloody cheek asking a tenner for it! :lol:

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Out of curiousity, I just checked London coins for prices. I didn't know that there are a couple of overstrikes for this obverse.

Mine appears to be a C over lower C. And there's a spectacular O over higher O too. Something else to look out for.😡

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