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  1. 2 points
    The Halfcrowns have 2 obverses, I in GRATIA to tooth or bead, I have found several of each of these Sixpences, the last A in GRATIA to bead or right of bead, both are not too difficult to find. The Halfpenny I have only ever found one with the thin rim. I believe that there was a 1970 Proof set found with a 1967 Penny, that would be an amazing find. I can't remember where I read this, possibly in coincraft?
  2. 1 point
    Bernie, I also cannot see the bigger pictures when I click on them
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    Hello Mal, Chomping at the bit here ! waiting to see if you can convince me that there are distinguishable differences ! I cannot open to see your bigger pictures. I too sent pictures of a few 11's 12's to halfpenny collectors, but results came back mostly with different opinions. Please check if you can open the pictures posted. It could be my laptop missing a program.
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    Really nice Nordle. I especially like the way the Reverse is sharply struck!
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    Seems lots of interest in Victorian bronze varieties at the moment. Anybody like to identify this reverse of a 1880 farthing? My regards to all... Mal Lewendon
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    Do you have a copy of British Silver Coins by Peter J Davies? It says there are varieties of the half-crown, florin and sixpence though they are each listed as unconfirmed. The halfpenny varieties are discussed at http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/2853-unlisted-12d/
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    I thought that Lincon and Winchester were quite difficult to find in general ... I considered Durham and Bury St. Edmund more common .... Depends on which issue you are talking about. Not all mints struck all of the time. Durham is quite common in later years where the local bishop was granted powers to strike coins, but quite scarce in the Norman period. Bury St. Edmunds comes and goes throughout a 300 year period. Winchester was the old capital of Wessex and a major centre. A few kings were crowned there, and unsurprisingly a good number of coins struck too. Lincoln is for the most part common, but there are still periods when the output reduced in size, leading to scarce issues and corresponding moneyers. Even London has its rarities This is the big drawback with the standard general references. There are many instances where the general description doesn't reflect the populations of the various issues concerned. Take Cissbury for example. In a collecting sense it is a single issue mint. 39(?) coins known, all bar one of which is a Last Small Cross with a dozen or so in private hands. The price given in Spink for a VF example from the mint is £3K, which reasonably accurately reflects the prices of recent transactions.There is a single Cnut Quatrefoil known which is in the BM, so what price a Quatrefoil should another one appear? Guarantee it will be more than £3K.
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    That's certainly different, Debbie! Have you determined what the mother coin is, and what the shield represents?
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    Hi, the scarcest 1970 variety to look for is the Halfpenny with thin obverse rim. It has D of DEI pointing between beads the Florin with the E of DEI to bead is quite scarce
  10. 1 point
    This is Mal - Hello everyone.............Just been reading the threads and I can confirm that 1874 halfpennies with, and without, Heaton mintmarks exist with Obverses 11 & 12 - missed by Freeman. This coin appears to have the R of BRITT pointing to a gap. Obverse 12 has the R slightly twisted clockwise, so that it nearly points to a tooth, therefore, I would say it is Obverse 11.