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  1. Yes I think you are correct MrT just took some better pictures in natural light, possibly a die crack starting from the first A going through the T and ending on the last A.
  2. Plucked out of the soil this morning.
  3. Found this beautiful coin today. just having a good look at it tonight and noticed the A in GRATIA is a little strange. Any ideas ?
  4. Gaz T

    B over B or possibly F.

    Slightly better image of reverse.
  5. Not sure if it’s an unlisted coin but would welcome any thoughts on the B in the reverse legend, I’m not sure if the B is over B or maybe F.
  6. Gaz T

    Elizabeth l half pennies.

    Just looked at my commonwealth’ half penny this has the little v marks and tangs. I could do with about 50 half pennies of the same mint mark to see if a good pattern could be made. I would think if someone was making a multi die and punch all of the coins would face the same way, looking at most Elizabeth half pennies the cross carries on to the edge of the coin, I’m thinking this could have been a scribe mark to keep each die being cut level to the next. More of the same same type coin would be needed to see if the crosses lined up as well as the tangs lining.
  7. Gaz T

    Elizabeth l half pennies.

    I’ve searched for Elizabeth half pennies that are double struck or have defects from the single blow of hammering as I’m sure there must be. But I can’t find any ! There are going to be defects from the process of punching many out of a sheet of silver but most of the half pennies I can find are reasonably good.
  8. Gaz T

    Elizabeth l half pennies.

    We still use this Process for punching out very thin plate on a turret press.
  9. Gaz T

    Elizabeth l half pennies.

    I think it would be difficult Jerry getting the four blows on something so small to line up and maybe time on these low value coins would be a priority. Thanks Coinery, I’m sure they would have been stamped on a strip or sheet of silver and the tangs held them together until they were placed over a bucket and removed, they would be so difficult doing them individually. I’ve placed my three coins with the tang and the piece missing from the coin, I think they would line up quite well with no Wastage of silver.
  10. Hand, tun, wool pack mint marks. all in reasonable condition. I wonder if any dies still survive for these tiny coins, would love to know the minting process for these as they all have tiny spurs on the sides looking like they were possibly hammered in strips.
  11. Gaz T

    Morgan Dollar.

    Thanks again. Old Weste were my thoughts as soon as I held the coins. 👍 I like them so they are staying with me.🤠
  12. This coin came along with the gold twenty dollars, 1881 Morgan Dollar, Not a rare coin but looks in lovely condition, the milling to the edge of the coin is sharp enough to shave with. Only problems I can see are a few bag marks. Views on a grade of my coin would be much appreciated. Looking at other dollars I would place it about MS 63 to 64ish.