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Just got a bunch of british coins from my dad.

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United States
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 Posted 09/10/2011  05:59 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Are these all basically common stuff?

penny:
1900 (x2)
1906
1907
1908 (x3)
1910
1913 (x2)
1915
1916
1917 (x7)
1918 (x3)
1919 (x2)
1920
1921 (x4)
1927 (x2)
1928 (x2)
1935
1936 (x2)
1937 (x2)
1938 (x3)
1939 (x2)
1944
1945
1961 (x2)
1962
1963 (x3)
1964
1966
1967

half penny:
1924
1926
1937
1944 (x2)
1952
1957 (x2)
1959
1960 (x2)

threepence:
1921 (silver color)
1941 (silver color)
1953
1955 (x2)
1958
1960

sixpence:
1927
1945
1953
1955
1959
1961
1962
1963

half crown:
1959

one shilling:
1957
1963 (x2)

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Australia
65 Posts
 Posted 09/10/2011  06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Concerned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi there. I'm not to up on British coins but I'll look into this for you. I'm sort of hoping to piggybank on your question in the hope that someone can answer something for me too! ha ha ha. I have a tiny coin that I think is British. It's old and hard to see the details (I'm sure is would be better if I cleaned it but not sire how to clean without damage or if I should clean it). Had a look under my microscope and it seems to have to have the head of King George like on this 1915 one http://www.ioffer.com/i/1915-King-G...enny-2077929 but facing the other way and then the front look like this http://www.coins-and-banknotes.com/...001-One.html. Even stranger is is only 10mm diameter but whole (with the edge and all not worn down to that size). Anyone knows what this could be?
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United Kingdom
114 Posts
 Posted 09/10/2011  09:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bilnic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
murrellington - I've had a quick look at your list and they are generally quite common coins. The only ones that are worth keeping are 1953, as the coins of that year are unique in their wording and they were produced from a variety of dies as the original portrait was rather weak. The pennies might deserve a closer look - 1918 and 1919 might have a small ‘H' or ‘KN' to left of the date - these are quite few-and-far-between, especially in high grade and if they have this mark (Heaton or Kings Norton mints), they are worth keeping. The shilling of 1957, if it is the Scottish variety (only one lion on the shield) is also relatively scarce. But overall, nothing to write home about, unless they're in exceptionally good condition.

Concerned - I can't distinguish your piece from the description and I need to know the metal (it will probably be either bronze or silver). Has it a smooth or grained (rough, serrated) edge? Whatever you do, DON'T CLEAN IT other than removing ‘mud' with a wooden toothpick. My thoughts go to a silver penny (11mm diameter) of Edward VII or perhaps a model coin of which I have a couple. If you can scan it (set your scanner to just scan the small area that it occupies), that would be useful.

Bill.
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09/10/2011 09:12 am
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Australia
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 Posted 09/10/2011  10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Concerned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bilnic.
I just uploaded front and back pics of it on a new thread called miniature king george penny if that helps?
Pretty sure it's not silver - maybe bronze?
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Canada
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 Posted 09/17/2011  7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a good reference site: http://www.predecimal.com/key_dates.htm

You could have some goodies there!
Formerly nancyc
Australia
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 Posted 09/17/2011  8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another site with heaps of good info on UK coins:
http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/coins.html

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Nancy
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United States
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 Posted 09/17/2011  9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the links guys!
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