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    I've shown a close up of my 1933 and as Richard says I to cannot see just how the alteration was made , but if I were to attempt it, I would cut a 3 off another 1930s penny leaving an extra amount of metal on the bottom of the 3 , Then take the coin that is to be altered and carefully remove the last digit down to a flat surface. Then I would etch down into the coin to the exact shape of the 3 . Finally inset the 3 into the hole with some kind of glue , as I think any kind of soldering would show . Although it would have to be carried out by someone with great skill such as a jewelry maker for it not to show . ???
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    1940 single exergue . A recent acquisition which upgrades my existing coin , a devil of a hard one to find in top condition.
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    Talking of 1879s , I think I got a bargain when I picked this one up recently for just twenty quid.
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    Any garden pics this year?

    I thought you might like to have a look at the Rhus in my garden as this year its the most amazing red I've ever seen it.
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    I picked this 1933 penny up a while back now , but forgot at the time to share it with you . It would be nice if it were the real Mc Coy, but a pretty good modified example I think .
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    Acquired this 18.60 dot penny recently [ Gouby 1860Sx ], which also has the E in ONE trying to turning into an F [ Its on Richards Dot penny list ] When I received the coin I had a really good look at it and noticed something else . The obverse side also has a central cut ribbon, and smaller re'entered colon after F: D : Making it a [ Gouby 1860 Vc ] as well . So three separate errors on one penny ?
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    Ah yes , Kid gloves I see
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    I think the H must have been added seperatelly to each working die as I have found 1881 coins with it positioned all over the place.
  9. I would have thought that in those days the letter repair punches would have been hand made , and therefore every one would be very slightly different , also when the working dies were repaired the depth of the strike would vary in accordance with how hard the punch was struck.
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    Alright So I got it wrong. It was a BLUEBIRD SPEE WHALE jumping
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    close ups smoke on horizon.jfif