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  1. 9 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    I don't really know about the BM and possible internet accessibility. That collection is absolutely incomprehensible...

    Yes I just had a play with the search - it didn't return anything obvious. Lots of British West African pieces are photographed but not British pieces.


  2. On 6/28/2022 at 2:39 PM, VickySilver said:

    I had heard that as well - about the shell casings - but then recall that the research did not yield the WW I casings to be of that alloy (??), and that it was speculative. The British Museum have an interesting collection of different alloy strikes from the time that are designated for anyone interested.

    Are they photographed on their website?


  3. On 7/5/2022 at 7:57 AM, 1949threepence said:

    Incidentally, high time we had a new book on pre 1860 copper, including the top quality pics that are easily available today. Can't quite understand why we've had several on post 1860 bronze, but none the other way. Maybe it's a period which never quite captured the numismatic imagination.  

    I suppose it was before we were all born, so we have no fond memories of it, but was there any copper book similar to Freeman's when decimalisation rolled around? I assumed that bronze varieties were popular because they were cheap (to pull from change at least) but also because there was a readily available reference book that got to the point.

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  4. On 6/11/2022 at 4:15 AM, terrysoldpennies said:

    Your right , but they also have different reverses , as they both have a different date width .  The first has the 2 over the tooth [12 tooth width] , the other its positioned over the gap between the teeth and narrower [11.5 tooth]  .

    I'm a bit confused - 2+G, 3+G and 6+G are the known die pairings for 1862 right? Reverse G obviously has a number of different date spacings, but the obverses don't vary do they?

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