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  1. Can anyone explain what's going on under the lifted arm? Is this some lamination or annealing issue? I'm suspecting lamination flaw. I am having issues showing much more of the coin due to file limitation constraint.
  2. DrLarry

    1879 Penny shuttle variety

    I could not find the previous discussion on the 79 shuttle type so I thought it best to start again. I managed to find another recently and this one is much better grade that the previous one . I know Jerry has another that he purchased at auction 152 item # 2434 and I listed another recently on a thread but on a search I could not find it again. It is clear on this specimen that the large lump of raised metal above the lighthouse is made up of four distinct units the base which takes on the appearance of the lighthouse used in later dates H rev I think it is (not that I am saying this is why it is I just mention it as the shape is similar) a blunt ended cone. The second layer seems to be similar in shape and form but offset to the left . A higher lump on the left base and lastly the highest section mid right. Interestingly it appears that the area below seems to be bordered by a fine raised line leading down to the top of the extant lighthouse. It may be that there is a depression. well it is an interesting variety (i think so in any case) the other one I have is the exact same outline but is less detailed (worn)
  3. I would be grateful for some help with the error of an E over an R in DEF in the 1817 half crown please. I understand there are a few errors in the 1817 half crown but I cannot find any reference for this one it appears in the two specimens I have found to be a triple error E/E but also E/R. THe E over R in DEI is recognised on the obverse I have three specimens I have collected but I would be interested if anyone collects GIII half crowns if they could let me know your thoughts...many thanks
  4. Does anyone know anything about this variety of 1863 penny which has a long tail on the 3? Is it an over strike? is it a rare variety? It's not mentioned in "The bronze coinage of Great Britain".
  5. Hi everybody, new guy here. Nice to join your community! So I've worked in jobs for years where i operate a till all day in busy shops/pubs taking peoples monies and counting tills/making floats so i come across quite a bit of coinage most days. Been looking for something new to collect after getting over 300 rocks/crystals and thousands of pokemon cards. anyways I like shiny things so i guessed coins is a nice idea that doesnt ever lose face value so isn't as many risks if i need to sell ever. Last 6 months or so I've been swapping nice coins i come across for my own change from my wallet. I should add I'm very good at giving/taking money and giving peoples change correctly I don't ever use the till to work out change my brain is more reliable and I'm sure to put the correct money in for what i want to swap. Never had any issues with my tills being wrong or missing money etc I'm very careful. All the 1p change people don't wan't always leave the till up anyways. So to the point - I've got a few coins here and I'd just like to see if anybody could help me out with the world of coin collecting. Things listed on ebay or most popular selling sites are way off inflated in value and I'm struggling to understand real values/levels of rarity. For example a coin I have here to talk about is listed for £899 on ebay, exactly what I have infront of me in my hand. from a seller with rather high positive reputable feedback. However i've seen coins for close to face value that seem exactly the same to me. Every coin I have is in nice condition. None are battered and real bad scratched up, I dont take coins like that and to this day still regret leaving a Kew gardens 50p because it wasn't so shiny or clean. In my defence I had just started getting interested and didn't realise what it was at the time. I can update this with pics if/when i work out how to upload/attatch them. First of all I have a 2005 St. Pauls Cathedral £2 coin. It features two errors - writing around side edge of coin is upside down and reads tails side up instead of heads side up. The dots going around the queens head on the center part of coin only go about half way around the queens head. Next a 2014 Lord KItchener £2 coin. 3 errors - Again the writing on side edge is upside down; and the dots around queens head are half missing. Addidionally, the words "YOUR COUTRY NEEDS" are so small and blurred they're nearly unreadable and only the letter U from the "YOU" underneath crosses over into the outer brass section. The bottom of the Y and O are cut off at the end of silver center section into the tiny groove where it meets the brass edge. Now a 2006 Brunel Paddington Station £2 coin that features the arches.This too reads tails sides up making the writing on edge upside down and the dots around the queens head seem to be half in silver coloured middle part and half in copper coloured outer edge. Don't know if this is rare or not I just don't recall ever seeing that before. Just remembered I also have the Gunpowder plot anniversary £2 coin with the "pember" spelling mistake. If any kind person here could give me some info regarding what I have i'd be so appreciative. Also any tips on what to look out for in future - I've looked for ages for a coin forum and this one looks great! Just a general idea of rarity and if its worth holding onto or not or if it actually does have any increased value like ones i've seen listed online. I guess not sadly however as I'm a realist lol. As I said i could upload pics if needed if somebody could kindly tell me easiest way how. i'll just edit this post. OH, I'd also like to ask is there any safe easy way just to give the coins a bit of a clean to get the niice shine back? or is it best to leave them as they are? Just don't want to damage anything. Thanks for reading (:
  6. Farthings I am on not pennies! anyone ever come across a B over an E in BRITT on the 1863 farthing? This is a very clear example and I have not seen it listed before the central arm of the E and the overhang of the squared off upper arm are clearer in the hand than in the images but they clearly show that a squared off letter existed under the B at some point. The straight middle section cuts the B at the centre. I have tried to find another one but with these things I would rather ask the forum of farthing lovers if they know of the error and if they might check any they have to see how rare or common it is. Many thanks Larry
  7. Hello folks, ever so sorry for barging in here unannounced but me and my husband are totally stumped by this 2p we acquired this evening at auction. If anyone would be so kind to shed any light on the coin, authenticity or any information, we would be very grateful. Many thanks.
  8. Liam

    Farthing error?

    Hi! I don't post here much (always reading the forum though!), but would like one of you knowledgeable folk to help if you can! I am just wondering what could have possibly caused my 1940 farthing to appear as it does? It is very dark in colour (with some red) and has a rough feel to it. The reverse appears to be slightly concave, and there is also a raised dot before the date. I imagine it must have been done during the minting process, so I'm just wondering if anybody knows how? The pics should hopefully show below, I've pictured it next to a regular farthing for comparison. Cheers!
  9. Hello there! I was going through my coin jar and found this 2p which seems to have excess copper on it. I can find nothing similar online and hope the images show what I mean. I am not a collector or anything like that and was wondering if you could please help determine whether this is in fact a minting error or not. It seems that excess copper has dropped onto the 2p. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Hi all, https://postimg.org/image/42brl18it/ This is a coin that has been in my collection for a little over a year now, and I have been puzzled about these circular scratches on this rather nice William and Mary Shilling. They are perfect and get bigger the closer they are to the rim- its the same on the reverse. I originally thought it may be some sort of a mint error, but I am doubtful about this, as on the ebay listing (Calm down, don't worry, a well known BNTA dealer- youll probobally know who from the style of listing photograph) the scratches, although apparent in the photo, were not described at all, although the coin was incorrectly sold to me as an 'unrecorded 3 over 0' type (its 1693), which I cannot see- im not accusing the seller of foul play but it seems to me as he was trying to nab a few more quid for it, possibly to make up for the scratches? Anyway id appreciate if anyone could tell me what they are and do they affect its value? One more point to note: they weren't made yesterday as its apparent that these are old scratches, Thanks, Conor
  11. Have a pound coin that's date doesn't match when it was supposed to be made ? It'll be a fake. Does the edge inscription look a bit dodgy ? It could be fake. Feels heavy ? Too Shiny ? Lacks detail ? It could be fake. There's also information on : The Fake Kew Gardens 50p, The Fake Undated 20p, The Fake Carded Olympic 50p's and a large selection of fake £2's (Including the 2016 Shakespeare Tragedy & the mysterious 2011 I LOVE U LANI coin) Plus a selection of old coins, from Greek/Roman right through to George V (Contemporary and modern) and a few non-uk coins too. www.TheFakePoundCoinDatabase.co.uk
  12. Smalltower52

    Is this £1 error a fake?

    Hi, I am very new to the subject of error coins. I found this £1 coin in my change this week and I have been researching ever since. I gather that most coins like this are probably a sign that they are fakes but this coin is very convincing to me, the novice. Can anyone offer me advice? Thanks in advance.
  13. Can anyone help with the overdate/errors on this 1858 penny date overstruck B over r in Britt And over strike of D of Dei Many thanks steven
  14. Hello all, I have recently found a very weird sixpence. The coin, see the picture, is only half of the usual height. I also weighed them both and found out that the thin one is 1.77g, and the normal one is 2.78g. At first I thought this could be due to circulation wear, however I now realise this cannot be because: A, The coin is still very detailed, particularly on the obverse and B, coin in 1967 were only used for a few more years until decimalization, so virtually all remain around EF to UNC. I can only think that this could be a mint error, getting the blanks wrong? But then again, no coin is of the sixpence size yet much thinner... Please help!!!
  15. 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.