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  1. There are also lots of farthings in this series which have been gilded to pass off as half sovs. I have two - one dull and clumsy, the other lustrous and very attractive.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Very obtuse - he mentions the "1927 obverse" not reverse!
  3. The 1895 YH farthings suffer the same poor/worn die problem.
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    One That Got Away?

    That obverse looks absolutely terrible for a proof.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It doesn't if it's clearly a fantasy coin, not intended to replicate the real thing.
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    Really old, yet new

    Unfortunately, missing the obverse I would say it's "only" of interest as a curio - but worth keeping!
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    Really old, yet new

    thank you - I'm pretty sure that's toothed both sides; but it's very easy to see the reverse teeth as beads and they are very different to the obverse teeth.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I agree that both appear to be E/B though the lower limb of the E is harder to make out on the earlier picture. I can see someone mistaking a halfpenny-sized E for a B - especially with the serifs curving inward - but it's much harder to see someone mistaking an F for a B though it's not impossible of course!
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    Really old, yet new

    Welcome to the forums Steve In my opinion the 6d has been machined sometime AFTER issue from the Mint. The difference in weight and thickness shows it's not a regular planchet, and a trial such as you suppose would be the same width and weight as a regular specimen. It would be good to see pictures of the obverse and reverse of the 1860 fathing. It might indeed be a toothed/beaded mule but do be aware that the toothed border can and often is, mistaken for beaded.
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    Crypto

    National currencies are as notional as crypto, except in two critical respects: 1. they reflect the 'real' economy, i.e. the GDP of a nation 2. they are underwritten by the national bank(s) you cannot say either in relation to Bitcoin
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Wow. 1p coins dated 1936, 1945, and 1967??
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    Florin diameters

    We just defenestrate them...
  14. Peckris 2

    Florin diameters

    I'd find a variation in diameter puzzling (and surprising) as coin machines were very sensitive to size and weight. On the other hand, they weren't so sensitive that they wouldn't take a worn coin... so ignore me!
  15. Yes - the scarce variety used to be called the "2mm variety" as that was the distance from the trident to P of PENNY, greater that that on the normal variety. The scarce variety also has a sea level so low it's barely there behind Britannia.
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