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  1. I posted a question on the design and aesthetic in bronze Victorian pennies which I would like to open a little. Obverse 6 is a common obverse in pennies from 1861 to 1874 in fact it is maybe the most common obverse, and so it seems safe to assume the obverse was copied over and over again to accompany a range of reverses. Yet there is a puzzle that I have mused over for a while and would be grateful for your thoughts. One of the characteristic ways to identify the obverse is the flaw on the last colon after FD why would the flaw be copied over and over again? Whilst the flaw is copied I have found a variety of legend alterations and corrections throughout this time span of 14 years of penny manufacture. To me this is confusing as much as the flaw is small on a tiny part of the design why would it not be corrected ? is it that the Mint did not care about it? Does it really matter? can it tell us anything about the history of the die? I know I bore you all with my questions but it seems a little strange and I would be grateful for any reasoning. Larry