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Jamie mark

1837 three half pence

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Someone find him one, please! He's been getting on my nerves about it for weeks. ;)

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Hi Jamie, one has just popped up on ebay. Seems rather expensive but I have only recently managed to get one for myself and found it genuinely hard to find! Just thought I would let you know as maybe you can make the seller an offer?

Ebay -

231705394600

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Thanks guys, Jamie is on the case with it, I have seen via one of his facebook posts that his has contacted the seller.

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I bought one and paid £100 for it. It is better then the one he is selling but probably not by much. I bought it purely because I have not seen another one in ages! The Spink prices are certainly well off (off the top of my head I think it is something like £30 in VF). I guess it all depends on how badly you want one but I would suggest that it is a date difficult enough that it is probably causing a few threehalfpence collectors some difficulty so there should be a market for it should you move it on. Good luck!

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Bump - Jamie is still after one if anyone can help! :)

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I can offer you the worlds ugliest pair of three halfpenny cufflinks:

 

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I don't know if Jamie ever got one of these, but I am after one too. Last one I need to complete my run of Threehalfpences...

 

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12 minutes ago, Mr T said:

Rarer than it seems?

Very much so! I have had an Ebay alert going for more than 5 years now, and as far as I know only one has come up (referred to above) and I missed it. Another case where the books seem to have mis-estimated the rarity of a coin. (1827 Sixpence is another.)

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8 hours ago, Paddy said:

(1827 Sixpence is another.)

1827 sixpences are as rare as a rare thing.  I think I've only seen two in reasonable condition, but missed out on both.

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29 minutes ago, Nick said:

1827 sixpences are as rare as a rare thing.  I think I've only seen two in reasonable condition, but missed out on both.

I have the 1827 Sixpence - about the same grade as this one on Ebay at the moment and it cost me £100 ten years ago,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1827-George-IV-Sixpence-Key-Date/122737600194?hash=item1c93bb26c2:g:cDUAAOSw4ZNZ05md

Interestingly my one has much smaller lettering than this one. Is there a recognised variety or has one of us got it wrong? :-)

 

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3 hours ago, Paddy said:

Interestingly my one has much smaller lettering than this one. Is there a recognised variety or has one of us got it wrong? :-)

Not aware of any varieties, but I've seen so few I can't really comment.  Have you got a picture of the smaller lettering you can share?

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9 hours ago, Nick said:

Not aware of any varieties, but I've seen so few I can't really comment.  Have you got a picture of the smaller lettering you can share?

OK Nick, here are pictures of mine. It seemed to me that the date, in particular, looked smaller on mine. I tried to check out the Ebay advertised one to make sure it wasn't a mis-identified shilling, but I think he has it right. If you think there is a difference we probably ought to re-open this discussion elsewhere on this board.

 

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1827 6D 2 Red.JPG

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Just checked the catalogue, mintage of a bit over 30,000 compare to all the others in the low 100,000s - I guess that explains it.

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Finally succeeded in getting my 1837 threehalfpence - picture posted in acquisitions.

Thanks for all the assistance!

 

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