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mrbadexample

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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Item location noteworthy.
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    Do you mean you were conversating?
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Someone's had a go...
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks, it's hard to be sure sometimes.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Can either of you tell me what eliminates obverse 2 please?
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    Actually, I can completely believe that. They do like to tell you what it is and how much you should ask when you list something. I wasn't rude, I just said I couldn't bid if they weren't sure.
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    It looks "very similar". I know this because I asked. "Hi we have looked at others and with it being so old and in the family we have not had it confirmed as a 1860 Pattern Penny Freeman8B it is so worn However it looks very similar to what we have seen Many Thanks"
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Brilliant thank you. It appears to match very closely with this one, with the exception of the vertical line. Perhaps an earlier die state? Do you consider these to be F274 variants or F274A variants?
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I think there are only 2 leaves in the third group.
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    Mr. Grumpy.

    It's embarrassing. Our coins used to be good.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks. It doesn't look quite right compared to the example on Richard's site but obviously it's a lot more worn. The other 4 1861s turned out to be all 7+G, F282 as far as I can tell so nothing exciting there. I didn't have one so the best will fill a gap, and I wanted one to send to the chap who sent me the F269 so he has one of the same date. For a quid each I'm not too distressed.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I thought I might have been lucky and bagged a 6/8 (F274A) but although it's the right die pairing it doesn't match other examples I've found. Dracott lists a 6/6 (but no 6/8) but I think if this was a match he'd have mentioned the 8 too. Can I ask what others think please?
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    Halfpenny ID check

    This was the best of the 1861s, perhaps the only one that will ultimately be identifiable. I think this is obverse 5 with the die flaw on the forehead? If so it's the first obverse 5 I've had in hand so nice to see what the flaw looks like. Reverse E so F274?
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I bought half a dozen 1860/61 halfpennies to alleviate lockdown boredom. I couldn't see much detail, only that the 1860 was toothed. 2+B, F261?
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    Help in a cold spell

    I thought it was taken in your shed.
  16. DNW estimates for lots with a few pennies in seem to be in the "let's get your hopes up" range.
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    Help in a cold spell

    We put a sign up to warn the birds but apparently they don't speak Swedish round here.
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    Help in a cold spell

    I'll be honest - I don't entirely buy the "old and sick" line. When our (my girlfriend's!) cats bring in corpses I get more than a bit angry. In the end I had to convince myself that the cats see birds as flying sandwiches. It's the only way I can understand their desire to pounce.
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    Help in a cold spell

    You're kidding Mike. Domestic cats are extremely destructive and very efficient hunters. It's been estimated that the country's 7.5 million cats are responsible for around 100 million small animal deaths per year.
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    Help in a cold spell

    Not to mention unfrozen water.
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    1886 Queen Victoria shilling

    Will still be silver under the black bit.
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    1886 Queen Victoria shilling

    My guess would be that it's a detector find.
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    Grading British Coins by Allen

    Works for me if it does for Alan.
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