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Can you anyone confirm the the die numbers on this 1861 Half Penny

Many Thanks in advance

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There are no die numbers on halfpennies. A few 1862 halfpennies were struck with letters by the lighthouse, but numbers were only used on some 1863 pennies, silver (2/-, 1/- & 6d) from 1864 -1879 and gold from 1863 - 1874 sovereign and 1863-1871 half sov.

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There are no die numbers on halfpennies. A few 1862 halfpennies were struck with letters by the lighthouse, but numbers were only used on some 1863 pennies, silver (2/-, 1/- & 6d) from 1864 -1879 and gold from 1863 - 1874 sovereign and 1863-1871 half sov.

Thanks again Rob. Can you confirm which Obverse / reverse combination on this coin ?

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Looks like 6+G, but the pictures aren't the best.

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Looks like 6+G, but the pictures aren't the best.

Many thanks, i thought Reverse G, i am not sure if its Obverse 5 or 6.

I will have a closer look

Best regards

Steven

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Welcome to the forum, glad to see you made it. I can see you are already getting some advice from the others.

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

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I've never spent a great deal of time pawing over freeman's victoria halfpennies but, one thing's for sure, if he got rid of those useless images, he could've saved an awful lot of paper!

Sacrilege I know! Apologies in advance to all that may offend!

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Welcome to the forum, glad to see you made it. I can see you are already getting some advice from the others.

Thanks Colin

Coin will be with you tomorrow

Regards

Steven

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Welcome to the forum, glad to see you made it. I can see you are already getting some advice from the others.

Thanks Colin

Coin will be with you tomorrow

Regards

Steven

The cheque will bounce! ;)

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Stuart !!

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

Thanks for reply

The mouth does curl downward ? It's tough to differentiate ob 5'6'7

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

Thanks for reply

The mouth does curl downward ? It's tough to differentiate ob 5'6'7

obverse 7 has curls or clump of hair at the back of the neck...

visible even on worn specimens...

obverse 5 has a scalloped pointed middle top leaf... also visible on worn specimens

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

Thanks for reply

The mouth does curl downward ? It's tough to differentiate ob 5'6'7

obverse 7 has curls or clump of hair at the back of the neck...

visible even on worn specimens...

obverse 5 has a scalloped pointed middle top leaf... also visible on worn specimens

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

Thanks for reply

The mouth does curl downward ? It's tough to differentiate ob 5'6'7

obverse 7 has curls or clump of hair at the back of the neck...

visible even on worn specimens...

obverse 5 has a scalloped pointed middle top leaf... also visible on worn specimens

many thanks, i have a lot too learn i see. There was me thinking it was all about number of berries and leaves, position of head !

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Welcome to the forum, glad to see you made it. I can see you are already getting some advice from the others.

Thanks Colin

Coin will be with you tomorrow

Regards

Steven

The cheque will bounce! ;)

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Stuart !!

You have my absolute confidence, old farthing!

I'd stand any cheque you'd care to write against the boat I now live in!

You can feel that way about certain people! :)

I just hope the coin's not a fake? ;)

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I'm on my cell phone..small screen...

However it looks like an obverse 7 to me...

I concur with the reverse G tbough....

Thanks for reply

The mouth does curl downward ? It's tough to differentiate ob 5'6'7

obverse 7 has curls or clump of hair at the back of the neck...

visible even on worn specimens...

obverse 5 has a scalloped pointed middle top leaf... also visible on worn specimens

many thanks, i have a lot too learn i see. There was me thinking it was all about number of berries and leaves, position of head !

It is, on higher grade specimens....

SOME but not all obverse 5's display an indentation in Victoria's forehead..

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An excellent article on Victorian bun head half penny varieties is the one.written by Iain Dracott ....

It lists many varieties/die combinations unlisted in Freeman...

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Gary

An excellent article on Victorian bun head half penny varieties is the one.written by Iain Dracott ....
It lists many varieties/die combinations unlisted in Freeman...

Is a soft copy of this article available please?

Edited by Prax

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Gary

An excellent article on Victorian bun head half penny varieties is the one.written by Iain Dracott ....

It lists many varieties/die combinations unlisted in Freeman...

Is a soft copy of this article available please?

PM sent

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Gary

I would appreciate the info as well.

Cheers

Peter

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Me too if you can manage it.

Thanks

Mark

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