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  1. Mike, can't tell properly but your 1849 Penny appears to have the top serif of the I in GRATIA missing (filled?), like my piece. Mine has also had work done around the 4 in the date, does yours?
  2. Just received my new pages and my mind boggles at the work it must have entailed. Congratulations on a job well done Michael.
  3. Many thanks to Michael Gouby for his additional page 37/1 and 37/2 re BP 1860 NG. Comes with the correct 6 hole spacing too.
  4. I've also tried to obtain but the various ones I saw, whilst the spaces between the six individual rings were correct, the spacing between the two sets of three rings did not match what was needed. I tried ENSONS (manufactured the springs for Michael Gouby's binder) but no go. I contacted M.G. to see if he had any spare binders or could direct me to where I could purchase one but, again, no go. M.G. informed me that he had tried to obtain some "spares" but his printer informed him they were no longer in production, although he'd found one box of 300 ring springs in Italy that could be bought for £1000. Transpires this six ring spacing was the one used by File-O-Fax but went out of production 10 years ago. Would be interested to learn if anyone does manage to obtain any!
  5. Good spot. BP 1895Aa (V + v) in the new Gouby pages.
  6. Thanks Richard. Sorry you aren't feeling too good but hope you better soon and the results all good.
  7. Sorry Richard, think I'm missing something here. BP1890JB??? Please put me out of my misery!
  8. Showing my ignorance (pointless trying to hide it), which is Jack Cooper's coin?
  9. Thanks Pete. Cap off to you (an expression oft used on here in the past but can't remember who by - not seen for a while!).
  10. Good point Pete. Left pondering if die clash is on all 1858 LR SD, 5 die crack? You may be able to identify and help from all those you've got tucked away!!!!
  11. Am I correct in assuming that the Rev die clash, showing to the left of her right forearm on Pete and Martin's earlier pics, is on all small date, large rose examples (as well as the 5 die crack)? If so, die clash may have something to do with the apparent worn right breast?
  12. AardHawk made a posting Apr 2008 in which he drew attention to a Sept 1976 Coin Monthly article, "Further Varieties of the 1902 Penny" by A R Alexander and A M Lisk. Whilst the article does not specifically mention "wavy 2s", it does go into some depth regarding Shape of 2 and pointings, suggesting at least 13 varieties. Worth a look and a consideration I think.
  13. Confirm I've got it. Cliff
  14. Cliff

    New book "The Decimal Penny"

    Booklet arrived today. Most impressed: Information, layout, photography and reproduction of such - all excellent. Many thanks Frank.
  15. Cliff

    New book "The Decimal Penny"

    Thanks for the 'heads up'. I emailed Frank yesterday and there's one in the post.
  16. Recent purchase off ebay had me puzzled, so sought guidance from Morris Bull. I thank Morris for his prompt response which I paraphrase as follows: "This coin is a new variety I had not recorded". "Without a lot of studying, I would classify this coin as (3:15 o'clock) obverse Bull 331e with reverse of Bull 340e / 23".
  17. Cliff

    Charles I Halfcrown New Variety

    Hot flush! Apologies to MAURICE (not Morris as I typed - but you all knew that of course!).
  18. I have very little experience re half crown coins but think this recent 1634 - 35 acquisition is a S2773. I confess to being stuck when trying to allocate a more specific Bull designation but am leaning towards Bull 212b/28 - am I anywhere near? I've tried to make allowances for some "double strike" evidences on the Rev but much of my dilemma hangs around me not being certain as to whether the Obv Bell if over a Portcullis or not!
  19. Cliff

    Charles I Half crown ID

    Having probs trying to transmit Bull page print within system allowed size. Will 'switch on/off (sometime works) and keep on trying but maybe quicker if you let me have your email address? Rob's provenance is same as shows on Bulls. Cliff
  20. Cliff

    Charles I Half crown ID

    Very, VERY NICE, bet you're pleased with that Sword! Bull 212b / 28 plate coin if I'm not mistaken?
  21. Cliff

    Charles I Half crown ID

    I think Rob's original "trace of portcullis" sums it up. Would be interested to see full size Obv/Rev shots. Bull's Vol II describes several 1634-35 Bell/Portcullis examples.
  22. Cliff

    Charles I Half crown ID

    I've managed better pics showing the portcullis better (attached). Have also been in contact with Maurice Bull who, initially confirmed, it might be the Bull 212b / 28, but rightfully "could not say for certain the mintmarks are Bell over portcullis without handling it". I tried for better pics, which Maurice kindly viewed and responds "Yes I'm now sure the bell is over something which can only be a portcullis. It's a nice round coin". Submitted as hammered Half crowns don't seem to get much mileage and to say thanks to Maurice for his patience with this novice!
  23. Cliff

    Charles I Half crown ID

    Cleaned my specs and am relatively sober - am now seeing the portcullis - happy! Apologies for any confusion I may have caused.
  24. Cliff

    1934 wreath cron

    Congratulations - well spotted Jeff. Thanks for the pics Pete, nothing came with the original post.