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Posts posted by mick1271

  1. 9 minutes ago, RLC35 said:


    I just compared it to my example, and I agree, it is a F192A.


    Nice little windfall for the owner .Handed down by a relative and didn't have any idea of its value .Some of the coins had notes with them , so her relative did know what it was .



  2. 3 hours ago, Lotad said:

    Thanks JLS, so improper storage might be at fault then. Are coins like these containing copper more prone to this sort of thing? So far the oldest bag of uncirculated 2p has been 1987, and from memory they were all fine.

    I've also found some 2p with red spots rather than these kind. I'll see if I can get a photo.

    1987 2ps are bronze , but since 1992 ,they have been copper plated steel .This would probably make a difference in the colour of the corrosion (spots) . 

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  3. 5 hours ago, secret santa said:

    I've now added coin but need your surname, to credit you properly, Mick.

    Hi Richard , my 2nd name is Martin .I think there is another Mick Martin in the coin community somewhere, can't remember where I saw his name quoted  , but it caused a bit of confusion on my part . Middle initial L if that helps do differentiate .

  4. 9 minutes ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    Below is a worn F28 .  Note the outer ribbon at its top has a fold running down along it , and the ribbon itself pinches in at the top towards the knot . only the 5 and the 6 have this and it looks to be the same on your second picture down.  Its not a 6 because the top of Victoria's head would be closer to the teeth . So yes I think its an F28.


    Thanks for taking the time to look at it . The seller was selling a nearly full date run of pennies .all the better ones were being sold separately (bid on an 1845 and 1837 ,but lost both by quite a bit) , but he had a couple of bulk lots, one of which included this one and an 1831 W.W Penny (which I think is rare , but my copper knowledge is limited).The rest were the usual varieties you expect to see in a bulk lot.

  5. 23 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Pics are blurry. Difficult to confirm detail.  

    So to confirm, definitely no L C WYON clearly visible under bust?    

    The coin has a bit of corrosion , but nothing is visible .Been staring at it for ages and apart from F28 , I can't see what else it could be . Apart from signature missing , everything else looks good for an obv 5 .Colon dots pointing in the right place etc.


  6. Bought a partial date run of pennies on ebay . Have checked them all out but need help with this one . Have ruled out everything but the F28 .No signature visible with x10 loupe or digiscope  , sea crosses border with no rocks to left of lighthouse and exergue doesn't rise at the r/h/s . Not great pics , but I will try and scan it later if needed .Any help appreciated .

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