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  1. Which bit are you unconvinced about - that they were struck for colonial use or that they were struck for circulation at all?

    I'm not too familiar with the early threepences but I'm guessing that most surviving examples are Maundy money and they're generally rare because either they were exported or not actually struck (for circulation) but at this point we have no way of knowing either way.

  2. On 2/26/2022 at 9:33 PM, terrysoldpennies said:

    It was way back in Oct 2014  that I discovered the new 2*, so that's nearly eight years ago now.          There must have been many test types made, but after test runs found them to be unserviceable for the long production lines needed were then destroyed with no examples surviving through to the present day .     But I guess we'll all will keep looking , as you never know what's going to turn up !!

    Oh time flies! And yes I suppose even with the ones we do know of, it's lucky that any survived.

    On 2/26/2022 at 10:31 PM, jelida said:

    At least two reasonably discrete true varieties have turned up since the 2* obverse, both overstrikes, the F33 ‘N over inverted N’  that I described on this forum, and the F15 ‘R over A in Victoria’.  New varieties  still seem to turn up every few years and I am sure more will be found though progressively fewer in this intensely studied series. But you do certainly have to watch out for mistakes in EBay listings, they are not infrequent though usually obvious.


    Ah of course. I don't keep as close a track of the legend errors but even the inverted A in VICTORIA (1862?) is reasonably new I think.

    Anyway, I suppose there are lots of countries where an 1860 or 1861 penny is just that too - no local interest in Freeman numbers, so there's still hope.

  3. On 2/24/2022 at 11:46 PM, secret santa said:

    Anyone spot the 1862 5+G (H+g) penny on Ebay recently ? An exciting new find perhaps ?

    Gary S has confirmed that it was erroneous listing with the seller getting his photos confused. I had suspected as much because the obverse and reverse photos were different technologies (one was JPEG and the other PNG images).

    Disappointing though.🙁

    It is a shame, though how long has it been since the last new bun penny variety was discovered - a couple of years? I think it was the different alignment of obverse 2 or something like that. I'm not sure when the last discovery before that was.

    There are probably more discoveries to be made but there can't be that many more to be made.

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