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    Charles Kennedy

    Why does the subject of politics make people think that they can behave like Trolls ?
  2. And I'm not convinced about the 1863 over 1.
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    More Pennies

    Or, being incuse on the working die, a cavity that gradually filled ?
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    This lockdown has a lot to answer for....................
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    CGS Grading

    I always struggle to understand how 3rd party graders can hope to achieve consistency given that the same person won't always grade a particular denomination of coin, the lighting conditions (whether natural or artificial) will always be slightly different when examining the coin, and it's not possible to make comparisons with other coins of that denomination other than via photographs and we all know how photos of the same coin can differ dramatically depending on conditions and technology used. Theoretically, the only way to grade truly accurately would be to have a library set of every denomination of coin in every physical (not photographs) grade to make side by side comparisons. Given that that's not practical, we have to accept that 3rd party graders will have to work from previous photographs of similar coins and written descriptions of grades, much like the rest of us, and can only be accurate to within a range of uncertainty.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I'm sure it's obverse 11 - see my halfpenny website to get you more confused !
  7. Absolutely - they are spherical beads quite separate from the rim and linear circle. Sometimes, parts of a toothed border may appear to be beaded but they will not be separate from the rim. Beaded border Toothed border with some teeth looking like beads, particularly between the I and A.
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    What are you testing ?
  9. Sadly not - toothed on both sides.
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    Steep slabbing premiums

    Can someone remind me of the approximate costs of slabbing/grading please.
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    Even on a fairly well worn specimen the thinner heel of the thumb and the 4 teeth to the right of the trident are still visible. Additionally, reverse D has 2 clear teeth between the central and right hand trident prongs whereas reverse E has just a single clear tooth midway between the prongs.
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    Not a huge difference in Britannia's fist, in my view. Reverse D on left; reverse E on right. The major difference in the fist appears to me to be the heel of the thumb which looks much fatter on rev D, but this needs verifying on more specimens. Alternatively, the trident prongs and the upright of the P meet the border teeth in slightly different places. Reverse D on left; reverse E on right with 4 teeth clearly visible between the white line and the right hand trident prong.
  13. Interesting - very similar to the F15 repair.