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Zo Arms

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  1. 3 hours ago, DrLarry said:

    Could someone please point me to images of 1860 2C   I am getting a little confused by Freeman the images are not good.   Oh for a good book on half pennies !!!

    There's some photos on page 4 or 5 of this thread Larry. Die crack through the A of Victoria.

    Had a quick look to see if Dr Nicholson had one in his collection. Couldn't see one but what a collection that was. Don't think he shopped on eBay.  Good luck with your coins by the way.

  2. 1 hour ago, Coinery said:

    How much coin would, say, Elizabeth Tudor have given out as Maundy coinage, and how much of that coinage would’ve actually been handled by, or been in direct possession of, the queen? How would the ceremony have worked/happened?

    Would it have been mixed denominations, or just pennies? I’ve recently learned that pennies were given out as Maundy, would there be others?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Maundy money started with Charles II back in 1662, when he gave out a four penny, threepenny, twopenny and one penny coin to each individual.

    So not Elizabeth I. For some reason, I googled it a while back. I'm not intelligent enough to do links and techy stuff but Google is very helpful with this one.


  3. 4 hours ago, Old Money said:

    They all seem to be platforms for selling rather than educating

    I agree.

    I'm a member of a halfpenny group. Very little to no discussion. More a platform to show beautiful coins.(Which is informative in its own right. I'm not knocking it.)

    Which is a shame really, because there is a wealth of knowledge amongst some of the bigger name members.

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  4. Great coin there Paddy. Are you thinking of purchasing?   

    I think that this is the direction that I'm about to travel next. I love the history behind these coins.

    Contemporary counterfeit halfpenny and farthing families. By Jeff Rock and Others.

    A study of contemporary counterfeiters and the coins that can be attributed to each individual forger. Something that I've been meaning to purchase for a while now.

    I've often wondered if this thread would develope to encompass other monarchs. Pleased to see that it has.

  5. Something is not working for me. When signed out, I can view the Halfpenny ID thread. When signed in, I can't. Shows HTTP 500 error.

    I can access this page when signed in.  I've deleted everything that I can find on my phone, so must be something I've not done correctly.

    You may need to talk me thru it as a 5yr old child. I'm not very tech savvy.


  6. 4 hours ago, Mr T said:

    I think it's A#? The date is wider and Britannia has short hair.

    Thanks Tom and Paddy for confirming what I saw.

    Dracott 2004. This pairing, proof only. 2021, variety confirmed. Would this be for the proof coin only, or has a circulation coin be found prior to mine?

    I'm guessing mine is a circulation coin and not a poorly looked after proof.

    Await Gary, Richard, Bernie and Martin's views.

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  7. 9 minutes ago, Paddy said:

    I usually rely on others to sort these out for me, but as no one seems to be replying, I will add my thoughts:

    I think the 1* obverse is clear - the lack of knot with the beaded border is clear.

    Not so sure about the reverse. The halfpenny website mentions A and A# , not A* - was it A# you meant? See https://halfpennyvarieties.wordpress.com/victoria-reverses/

    A close up of the shield might help - looking for the extra incuse line for A rather than A#. Variations in the position of the 0 in the date are mentioned for both, so that alone is not an identifier. In any case the website suggests that in either case they are not that scarce.

    Or maybe I have missed the point with the A*?

    Thanks for the reply Paddy. I thought I was alone.

    Reverse A* A# ( some use star, some hash) is the wider date spacing, most noticeable between the 6 and the 0.  On reverse A, the 6 and 0 are closer and the zero lower.

    Another identifier for reverse A*# is the lack of flag pole on the ship, which this has (or hasn't).

    The full reverse is shown in my post just before Copper 123 post, immediately above.

  8. On 8/26/2023 at 12:46 AM, Rob said:

    If you try to type a page number in it gives a message 'This form is not secure. Autofill has been turned off'. Presumably the issue is with google rather than me. If so, that's a shot in the foot as they can't track my wanderings - there not being any. Every cloud etc.....

    I'm getting the same message too, when typing in a page number. Using android mobile and Google.

    Not much help I know, but at least you're not alone.

  9. 34 minutes ago, secret santa said:

    You're right - Chris Perkins did once say that he was considering a total re-write which could involve updating/amending Freeman identifiers (F numbers) but without a "governing body" to adjudicate on such things, I think that the F numbers should be left unchanged.

    Totally agree. My 1878, 14+N halfpenny doesn't have a Freeman number. Does it really need one? It is what it is and can be identified as such.

  10. My copy has pretty much disintegrated, to the point where the halfpenny section has become an independent volume.

    Failing a complete copy being available here, I'm happy to send you the penny and farthing sections, if they are of interest. You can return them when you obtain a complete copy. Not ideal I know, but a stop gap for you perhaps.