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  1. I agree, it sold for £850 +commission, which for a unique date is an excellent buy, if it was a unique dated Penny, I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at what that would reach. The estimate was only £300-£400.
  2. It was DNW. Lot number 1773 Auction 29/09/10 I was unsure if the coin was genuine but Peter Davies assured me he believed it was.
  3. I've only found 1 of the rare 1965 varieties in around 15 years, a very difficult variety to find. I still check each one I come across. I'd have to choose the 1847 Sixpence for my coin of the year. Believed to be unique, it came up in auction a few years back and I didn't bid believing it would sell for way over my budget. When I checked the results, it sold for less than what I would have bid . . although I don't know what the winning bidder would have topped out at, I might have won it. I learnt my lesson.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. Hi Rashenley, did you manage to check the line running around the Penny reverse?
  7. Hi Gary, I remember when I sold you that A+b 1911 Halfpenny, is it still the same one you have?. I sold you the better of the 2 that I had. Several years it has taken me to find another to upgrade my one, I picked one up earlier this year I agree A+b is the toughest combination 2nd is the B+a, even those I've only had 5, the other 2 are common. I noticed you mentioned the clipped 1862 Halfpenny die A that you sold in another thread, I still have it.
  8. http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/7660-rare-edward-vii-penny-varieties/page-2?hl=%2B1897+%2Bflaw#entry81086 here is the thread
  9. Victorian Bronze Halfpenny varieties by Ian Dracott were published in Coin News in April, May and July 2004. The obverses and reverses were described in the first 2 issues and the known pairings were listed in the July issue. There are far more varieties in here than in Freeman, also rarity levels for each die pairs are noted too. Worth getting a copy if you can. Unfortunately there was very few pictures but . . . . I also had a CD which had large high grade pictures of each obverse and reverse, I tried to load it up a few months back but the CD seems to be damaged. I cant remember if I got the CD from Ian?, it was some time ago. Possibly other members on here might have a copy.
  10. I agree with Bernie 12+J . Looks like a thick neck which would make it an obverse 10 or 12. obverse 10 I think is only known on Heaton Halfpennies? The hair overlaps the forehead which would indicate either obverses 11 or 12, so I'd go 12.
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    1878 Halfpenny - Wide Date

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Great-Britain-Half-Penny-1878-/391217096119?euid=626f320572ae41f6a12d69d5042e09e0&cp=1&nma=true&si=WYI%252BBnYHSeo7A2fyYwvGtmtJlwo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 This one was on eBay a couple of months back, one of the nicest I've seen. I made an offer to the seller, he accepted it and I paid for it. Not long after, I received a refund and was told he got a higher offer.
  12. Thank you. Yeah the ribbon does seem slightly different. The distance between the leaves and acorns with the border teeth are slightly different too. It was probably the reverse design increased in size ever so slightly, similar to what they done with the Jubilee head issue reverses. You can see the difference comparing the 1897 and 1899.
  13. It could be the light but the 1887 looks like it is not quite as round at the bottom right of the curve, on the outside edge at the bottom of the downstroke where it would start to curve to the left? Sort of looks like a thin curve attached to a wider downstroke? Apart from that I can see nothing else, they both look pretty complete to me. If it is the slight mis-shape at the bottom right they are referring to, that is taking 'varieties' to another level. I collect micro varieties like date pointings, etc, but I wouldn't go that far. Hopefully someone else might see something.
  14. I offered £35 and it was refused, she responded with £40 which I accepted. It was listed for 10 days and it only had 2 days left when I noticed it, I was away on holiday, so I took a gamble on the offer. If it was newly listed when I seen it I would have bought it straight away.
  15. Thanks, this is the only example I have found in almost 3 years of looking. Just very lucky it came in the grade it did, I would have settled for any grade to fill the gap in the collection. It was on eBay item number 351476105264.