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My favourite issues at present are the Soho Mint coppers. I've just picked up this nice grade 1806 penny to add to my collection (EF at a guess ?). On the edge milling I noticed the grooves aren't uniform all the way round, a few are either thicker or very faint compare to the rest of the coin. As there is very little wear to the coin does anyone know if this is common for this type and period ? I've checked the size and weight which are both spot on so to my untrained eye I've no reason to suspect it as being a fake. Thanks
Hello everyone, For a while now I have had an 1806 farthing - fourth type from the SOHO mint - in my collection, coloured in silver. It is only now, as I have come across another, which is of the same date but from Ireland, that I wonder why this is? I have enclosed pictures and have thought of a few possible reasons: They could have been coloured to pass as other coins, such as sixpences or half guineas? They may have been coloured afterwards to be put on jewelry? It may have been accidentally done by the mint? Something to bear in mind though with both is that they look nothing like any other coins and certainly did not fool me when buying them; a sixpence has never had "Britannia" on it! Also, in Ireland as far as I am aware, gold coins were never issued so there would be no need to try passing a farthing as a half guinea. I am also looking to, if possible, get rid of the colouring. If anyone has done this before, and more importantly if it is safe, then please let me know. Thank you.