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Zo Arms

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  1. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    I'd say an 8 on this one, as I can only see 2 single berries below the 2nd group of leaves whereas on a 9, there is a double and a single. But agreed, a clearer photo would help.
  2. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Must admit, I was relieved to see that the envelope contained the coin that I purchased.
  3. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks Martin. His re-listing was partly my fault. He first started at £20. I bid. He then cancelled auction and re-listed at £40. I bid. Asked him if he had a price in mind and offered £70 and we settled on £80 but as my bid had cancelled the best offer, he had to relist to bring the best offer option back into play. A bit long winded but another number in hand.
  4. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    After my mistaken identification of the 8+J above, I decided to check my other two that I had down as reverse K. Turns out that I have both an 8 and a 9, reverse I. So F313, F314, F315 crossed off in quick succession. A further search on eBay, turned up this one, which arrived this morning. Reverse K. ? Paired with 9. F317.
  5. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Rob. I've just messaged you.
  6. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks Martin. It was an impulse buy on Saturday. Probably paid too much for it. £71. Initially thought a K but on posting here, realised that it was maybe a J. Hence the additional text. Thank you for confirmation. Another one off the list though. To many people, the condition would be a problem, especially the scar across the bust, but for me it shows that the coin was used as intended, with a history and a life. A survivor, if you like, rather than fresh from the press. Floats my boat. F314 8+J. R16. I'm happy.
  7. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Paired with this 8.
  8. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Could someone confirm or deny reverse K please? Flat rim and no windows to lighthouse. Or maybe reverse J
  9. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Yes, it did arrive eventually, after a great deal of pleading and a phone call to Canada. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to take, up close, detailed photos of both numbers and it would be unfair to ask Ian again. Wish I knew someone else, who could undertake such a task? Maybe similar to others that have appeared on this thread. Perchance. 😁
  10. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    The same coin, as the scar by her arm proves. I did check when it arrived. My photo shows the coin in the condition that I received it, so it has had a good wipe before it was sent. Thank you for your concerns though.
  11. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    And a cropped sellers photo.
  12. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Well, I don't think that it could be a wider gap if it tried.
  13. Zo Arms

    NEW UNLISTED VARIETY of 1873 HALF-PENNY

    I'm thinking obverse 8 as opposed to 7 because : Base of bust and the F D colons are further away from lin circle, than a 7. And the first I of Victoria doesn't tilt to the left, as it does on 7. Not the best of coins but I'm pleased to have found an example. Judging from previous posts, population was 9, so still a rarity.
  14. Zo Arms

    NEW UNLISTED VARIETY of 1873 HALF-PENNY

    8 + C# ?
  15. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Yes, that's it. The coins are well mixed up. Heart leapt when I spotted the ' mule '. I think it's a HALP. It is a known pairing for this variety. I'll post some pics when it arrives.
  16. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Would anyone know the scarcity of the 5 + E 1861 HALP please?
  17. Zo Arms

    Little coins big prices

    I've read the entire forum and no disrespect to anyone, Peter stands out the most. He is the guy that I've laughed most to. And his posts informing us of his wife's death are heart wrenching, to say the least. I never had any contact with the man but have to say, that learning of his death, has saddened me greatly. A screenshot of one of his final posts, shows that he was thinking of the future. But who knows? RIP Peter.
  18. Zo Arms

    Good morning all

    Welcome to the collective. I lurk on the sidelines and ask silly questions occasionally. Bob.
  19. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    I see what you mean, but just a trick of the light I think. Another photo.
  20. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Definitely an E. So the consensus was correct.
  21. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    Now that it's arrived, the obverse to my coin above. Hence the question. Hope to find time, in the next few days, to check the reverse.
  22. Zo Arms

    Halfpenny ID check

    I think it is. 7 berries. And the lighthouse looks to be correct. Spotted it yesterday and watching. Pity about the wreckless abuse but I could live with it as an example, at the right price.
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