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... and this 1925 type 1 Sixpence:

 

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Very nice halfcrown and 6d Paddy.

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Nice Paddy, the 1882 by repute is a scarcer date in the later Young Head Halfcrowns......

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Another slight upgrade arrived today:

 

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On 12/18/2020 at 8:48 PM, Paddy said:

... and this 1925 type 1 Sixpence:

 

1925 6D 1-horz Red.jpg

I must comment on the rim- it has a 'hang-over' of the tooted inner rim- i haven't seen this before.

It's probably on many very good examples such as this, but I've never owned one this good...is it common?

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Paddy very nice example of the 1925 George V Sixpence (With Broader Rim) looks slightly better than my example below.

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My latest addition to my sixpence collection, a 1787 George III without semee of hearts. Although these are quite common I am happy to get an example at a reasonable price. This is now my second of the 1787, my other has semee of hearts. Now entering an area I not that familiar with, so grading these will be a bit more challenging for me. I am leaning towards a grade of VF or NEF am I correct? If anyone can give me any tips that would be great thanks.

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NEF from me

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I'd go VF+ if that is not the same thing! Scratch on the face and slight flatness to some of the design on the obverse holding it back a little.

 

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NEF I think. However that' not taking into account of the scratches. It would be a very nice coin indeed if the scratches are not there.

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Just brought this and awaiting delivery. I wanted to get a an example of the rarer 1912 or 1913. The strike is not great but I think that's fairly normal for that year. 

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Nice coin  a pretty good strike for the series,. Really good strikes for this series are so hard to find and I think the 1911 proof is the best way to appreciate these coins.

Here's my example graded MS 61 by NGC. to compare your coin with

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Here is a nice one, courtesy some years ago of Mark Rasmussen:

 

 

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Very nice, Absolutely amazing, and surely a proof?

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Agreed. Hair detail amazing.

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Great strike for a 1920 halfcrown.You can even see the tip of the King's mustache which is mostly absent  from UNC coins. Certainly proof like.

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12 minutes ago, ozjohn said:

Great strike for a 1920 halfcrown.You can even see the tip of the King's mustache which is mostly absent  from UNC coins. Certainly proof like.

It must be a very rare (non-standard date) proof.

I don't think you can ever get a strike like that for a currency coin. On top of that, there are no contact marks and the rims are perfect and sharp.

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It also looks like it may be a Davies' reverse B if you compare with the examples provided on Michael Gouby's Michael Coins site.

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On 1/7/2021 at 11:05 PM, blakeyboy said:

I must comment on the rim- it has a 'hang-over' of the tooted inner rim- i haven't seen this before.

It's probably on many very good examples such as this, but I've never owned one this good...is it common?

Whoops - I meant the milling...late night...but...is this 'raising' of the edge normal, and vanishes in the first few months

of circulation, or is it indicative of a certain type of strike? I assume the former, since presumably the milling is put on after the strike,

but I'm just not familiar with the feature...

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Yes, this is the duck tailed milling, mentioned by Bull. I don't think it was his though. Called a proof (61??) by PCGS. The coin appears flawless in hand and got the florin at the same time with the shilling some time later....

I believe it was struck with the milling and not applied later. The lower border of the garter belt has a raised edge to it, which makes it (??) Rev A maybe?? But the gap between the edges of garter adjacent to "C" of "CROWN" makes it look more like Rev. B....It might well be its own die.

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Another 1915 halfcrown, I can't resist grabbing decent examples of 1911-19 halfcrowns at a good price 

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Reverse very nice indeed and the King's hair is near medallic in appearance.

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18 hours ago, Paulus said:

Another 1915 halfcrown, I can't resist grabbing decent examples of 1911-19 halfcrowns at a good price 

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same, you must be my competition 😁

 

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Finally managed to pick up a couple of halfpenny upgrades at auction:

 

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Arrived this morning (crown) 

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