Jump to content
British Coin Forum - Predecimal.com

50 Years of RotographicCoinpublications.com A Rotographic Imprint. Price guide reference book publishers since 1959. Lots of books on coins, banknotes and medals. Please visit and like Coin Publications on Facebook for offers and updates.

Coin Publications on Facebook

   Rotographic    

The current range of books. Click the image above to see them on Amazon (printed and Kindle format). More info on coinpublications.com

predecimal.comPredecimal.com. One of the most popular websites on British pre-decimal coins, with hundreds of coins for sale, advice for beginners and interesting information.

Paulus

Let's See Your Toned English Milled Silver!

Recommended Posts

Latest addition and awaiting delivery. High grade Jubilee Head florins (except for 1887) are not easy to come by. Hence, I have got this instead of waiting for an UNC example. How would you grade it? GEF?

1133457835_1(2)-Copy.thumb.jpg.d128b48774ea3d6cee5bec064f604af7.jpg

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, most people would grade it EF+ or even AUnc as what at first glance looks like minimal wear may be no more than rubbing from being stored.

Nice coin.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Possibly a few too many contact marks on the obverse?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My latest acquisition to up grade my original 1817 Bull head halfcrown. The coin looks much better in the hand.

Clipboard.jpg

Clipboard.jpg

Edited by ozjohn
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Rob said:

Possibly a few too many contact marks on the obverse?

I was debating that point with myself. There are quite a few marks on the obverse but they are not deep. Will soon be able to see how it looks in hand. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The florin has arrived and the obverse tone is richer than shown in the photos. Although the obverse fields are not "clean", the marks are light and have toned in. Hence, they mostly cannot be seen without magnification. Reasonably happy with it.

There is one thing I have never understood. Why do double florins have both Roman and Arabic One for 1887 and then just Arabic for later years? One theory is that the Roman I was a "mistake" and was corrected later. I never believed this as the florins used just the Roman One all the way through. Any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1689 4d, 

Obv. GVLIELM (V/inverted A) S ??

Rev. Unbarred A in REGINA

1155061897_WM1689.thumb.png.7270fcac48788cef2e8c2d831793727d.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/16/2022 at 2:51 PM, Diaconis said:

1689 4d, 

Obv. GVLIELM (V/inverted A) S ??

Rev. Unbarred A in REGINA

The first looks very much like V over A .. except that the bar looks much too thick? Given the thin-ness of the bar on an A it's also possible that it's simply worn right away on the die rather than being an unbarred A?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

The first looks very much like V over A .. except that the bar looks much too thick? Given the thin-ness of the bar on an A it's also possible that it's simply worn right away on the die rather than being an unbarred A?

Yes Peck, certainly a possibility. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My goodness! Such superb toning has even succeeded in making the Bull Head look good. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you lost Pete? What are you doing in this thread? 😮

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/15/2022 at 7:55 AM, david.bordeaux said:

This Godless florin from my duplicates box:

 

1849_old_O_small.jpg

1849_old_R_small.jpg

Duplicate? You willing to sell? It's much better than my own example.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Going through some more duplicates, two 1887s stood out for different reasons. The sixpence for its vivid blue colour. And the half-crown for the quite even toning.

sixpence.thumb.jpg.30415b49658ecfe980a4dc9c442a9843.jpg

halfcrown.thumb.jpg.efa6e741d88c2fcc2915c10874acc139.jpg

 

Edited by david.bordeaux
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×