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 â€˜H' or â€˜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 â€˜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.
Edited by bilnic
09/10/2011 09:12 am