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  1. alfnail

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I've seen about a dozen over the years, nearly all lower grader. Are you asking because I have one currently for sale on ebay?
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Definitely not 8/6 Mike. 2nd 8 is over gap on 8/6, but over tooth on the Coopers coin. Also no flaw through C of VICTORIA. Reverse colons also completely different locations.
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    UK missiles £50M vs Iran Drones ₽? Stange world we live in!!
  4. no one expects the Super Imposition!!
  5. or these reverse marks on an 1860 F16:-
  6. Superimposition is often a useful tool for explaining certain features, e.g. on this 1859 penny:-
  7. The same clashing also happens on Victorian coppers. This mis-lead many collectors into thinking that some pennies had a ribbon behind Victoria's neck. My small Predecimal icon demonstrates, but here is the full picture for reference.
  8. Yes, superimposition, here are my originals for reference
  9. alfnail

    POST bandits

    He'll probably get quicker at his 68 times table!!
  10. Hi Cliff, hope all well with you. Over the years I have seen several YH pennies with similar weak dates. Here are some examples
  11. Very sceptical that it's an E over F Richard. If they had said it was a P over old style Y then that's very possible...........joking!!
  12. Here are the stats from my 5 years capture of YH penny ebay listings, from over a decade ago. I think if I were to now repeat the exercise (which I won't!) there will no longer be as many 1856's appearing. It seems that for Plain Tridents the small and large numeral types appear in similar numbers. I was a bit surprised when I did this exercise to find that approx. one third were OT's; I had expected fewer. It is still one of the few coins I seek in high grade for my collection, so it's annoying that there were examples like the one pictured below which got away from me!
  13. P.S. Congratulations on your Dave Craddock purchase, it had gone by the time I contacted him later in the day!
  14. The Cooper's coin has been on ebay at that price for a while Mike. In my opinion you did very well if you got a better one for only £155. The LRLD is still very difficult to find, even if not quite as rare as the small date variety.
  15. alfnail

    proposed heating payments this winter

    Yesterday I discovered that the dimmable up-lighter which we have had in the corner of the lounge for donkeys years, and is used every evening whilst watching TV, was using a 300W bulb..... suggest worth checking your old bulbs folks! 💡🤔
  16. I sold this one in December 2015 for £870. Don't recognize it on Richard's site; apologies for not notifying sooner. I remember that I bought this Die 4 on the same day that I found an 1861 F27 on ebay; think that was my best ever bargain day!!
  17. alfnail

    New Victoria Copper Penny reverse ?

    Hi Gary, I haven't particularly studied the many variations in colon dot positions; in my experience the dot locations always vary a little bit from one die to the next. I have acquired a nice 1853 Peck 1503, because it is a documented type, and have also noticed that 1851's (all OT's of course) have DEF colons at close, interim and far positions. Below are examples of the close and interim on Gouby Style 2A (second 1 over 1), and Gouby Style 3 respectively.
  18. alfnail

    New Victoria Copper Penny reverse ?

    I agree that the second 5 on my coin is normal; it perhaps looks a bit fatter because it is tilted anti-clockwise. In the absence of a really good close-up picture, I think it's impossible to tell what's going on with that date on your coin. It could, for example, just be some grime on the inner curve, or some 'post-strike' damage (like the attached picture) making that part of the numeral look fatter than it was when struck.
  19. alfnail

    New Victoria Copper Penny reverse ?

    Any thoughts on this 1855PT re. 2nd 5 being slightly "fatter"?
  20. alfnail

    New Victoria Copper Penny reverse ?

    Hi Gary, this is an Ornamental Trident
  21. alfnail

    Looking for a 1953 VIP proof farthing

    Interesting that you mentioned J. B. de Loynes. He was Chairman of The Gambia Currency Board after their Independence in 1965, and prior to the formation of The Central Bank of The Gambia in 1971. He changed his name to drop the 'de' later in life.
  22. alfnail

    New Victoria Copper Penny reverse ?

    Any chance of a better picture of this 'central panel' please Richard?