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  1. secret santa

    More Pennies

    And here's another example - listed as 1858 over 3 on Ebay but it doesn't have the characteristic die flaw through the base of the numerals, although it does have the "classic" large 5.
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    1919 kn forgery

    They're getting better at this. It's much better than the Victorian bronze pennies.
  3. secret santa

    New Edition Freeman Bronze Coinage

    I'm sure that people on here would be prepared to buy in the UK and post to the US.
  4. secret santa

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    When one talks about the possible 1858 overdates, there is an assumption that previous dies from an earlier year were reused with the final digit being altered or over-punched, i.e the 1858 over 3 is an altered die from 1853 (or, as Gouby theorises, 1852). One assumes that the Bramah 25c above also results from these dies or 1854 or even other. The problem is that the 1858 large date, 1858 over 3 and the Bramah 25c are clearly struck with the classic large date 5 with the distinctively shaped pointed top as seen below: (sorry about the different size of images) But 1853 and 1854 (and 1851) pennies, however, were struck with very differently shaped 5s, suggesting that dies from those years were NOT re-used. Unless I'm missing something ?
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    It remains a mystery.
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    New Edition Freeman Bronze Coinage

    Seems logical - they get rid of all the shrapnel with out having to lug them to the bank themselves.
  7. secret santa

    New book "The Decimal Penny"

    Michael Gouby put me in touch with a chap called Frank Hulett who's just had published a new A5-sized booklet devoted to the decimal penny 1971-2020. It's an excellent piece of work with superb illustrations and descriptions of the different varieties that he's come across. He's also discovered that the Brilliant Uncirculated specimens issued by the Royal Mint sometimes have characteristics different from the specimens issued for circulation. Frank is happy to supply interested collectors with a copy of his splendid book for the cost of postage. His email address (which he's happy for me to quote) is: frankhulett@hotmail.com I recommend it for collectors of decimal coins.
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    More Pennies

    Gary Schindler wanted these pages added to this post:
  9. secret santa

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    Michael Gouby sent me a photo of another 1861 F27 ! I've added it to the rare penny site. They're still out there !!!!
  10. secret santa

    New Edition Freeman Bronze Coinage

    A few of us contributed appendices covering varieties identified after the 1985 version, including those recorded by Gouby.
  11. secret santa

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I immediately emailed the auction house about this but never received an acknowledgement.
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    That 4 looks on the slant to me - or am I seeing things ?
  13. Exactly. You just can't rely on photographs to reflect reality.
  14. Here are 2 1806 pennies, both sold as F1328 Bronzed - compare the colours !
  15. I agree that it looks like copper. Bronzed specimens tend to look a browny-pink (see below) .
  16. Happy New Year to all collectors and may you find that elusive coin you've been after for years !
  17. Yes, on P1325, 1326, 1327 and an unrecorded mule (which I own an example of). See my website - https://headsntails14.wordpress.com/george-iii-1805-06-patterns-proof-restrikes/
  18. secret santa

    Penny with superb provenance.

    Much better picture than the Laurie catalogue.
  19. secret santa

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    As Peckris says, acknowledge the source out of politeness. I'm sure that most sites realise that their images can and will be downloaded. And for those that can't, I screenshot the webpage, paste it into a Word document and then save the image as a jpeg file where it can be cropped with something like Adobe Photoshop.
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    Yes, I added it to my rarest pennies site.
  21. secret santa

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    Just noted as "extremely rare" with no valuations.