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Posts posted by copper123

  1. I somehow disagree that the 1860 copper farthing , halfpenny , penny are currency.

    The small number produced also points to them being a special issue for collectors done by the mint at the start of 1860 and sold/ given away to important people.

    Even the condition of these coins is outstanding - how often do you find 1859 farthings in similar grade to these surviveing coins?

    They were at least undoubtedly currency pieces

  2. Many contemporary forgeries of george III halfpennies have blundered dates n's reversed or letters out of alignment ect

    The forgeries of george ii halfpennies indeed outnumber the genuine artical normally, so it ia actually rarer to find a worn genuine george iii halfpenny