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1979 Half Penny Various Errors

 
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 Posted 08/18/2019  5:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Ive just joined as I have recently taken into my possession my granddads coin collection of over 2000 coins from all over the globe after 5 days of searching, buying a large magnifying glass then a few jewelers eye glasses ( inc my granddads as he was a watchmaker & jeweler ) and yesterday a USB microscope I have found a 1979 half penny various errors, coins with errors have now become my obsession !! any thoughts on this little beauty ?




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 Posted 08/18/2019  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@filmstar, first welcome to CCF adn glad that you have been bitten by the collecting bug. Can you please include an overall shot of the front and back of this coin too? That might help to determine what you have there.
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 Posted 08/18/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. Need sharp full pics of both sides of each coin, with close-ups and your thoughts on areas you find of interest.



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 Posted 08/19/2019  03:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the photos you have at the moment all look like one image superimposed on top of another. It's very difficult to make out what you have.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  03:53 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
from a fellow Brit! You've come to the right place!
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 Posted 08/19/2019  07:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

The coin is genuine it was in a bag of approx 350 half pennies, I will upload some better pictures later today of both sides, thanks for your feedback.

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 Posted 08/19/2019  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

Below are some pics of the full coin, obviously the errors are as follows : double die, misstrike, and something I havent seen before doubling of the 1/2 numbers in reverse ?.

Let me know what you expert opinions are ?




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 Posted 08/19/2019  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a live video also which I will try to upload just having some issues with the size of the file ?
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 Posted 08/19/2019  1:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok Sorry I got so excited using the USB microscope after using an eyeglass my dads glasses & magnifying glasses that I failed to remove the dust cover from the microscope oops heres some more close ups




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This is the suitcase of coins I'm currently searching through ill upload some other unusual finds soon.
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It looks to me as though it might have had another coin glued onto it at some point. The inverted '1/2' may be the indent of the other coin in the residue of the glue. You could try cleaning it in acetone to see if it comes off.
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Thanks Numis rob
Ill try that tonight, do you think my granddad was trying to make a double headed coin ? haha the crafty old beggar !!
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 Posted 08/19/2019  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
do you think my granddad was trying to make a double headed coin ?

Possibly, but these coins were often abused by kids because of their very low face value. I remember a friend of mine putting one in nitric acid once during a school science class while the teacher wasn't looking! (The coin came out noticeably cleaner and thinner).
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 Posted 08/20/2019  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add filmstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

I soaked the coin in acetone 2 or 3 times and nothing has lifted off ? looking at the coin again next to a nother half pence I have noticed that the correct facing 1/2 p numbers dont actually appear to be in line with the crown & P of the word penny anyway so there must be an die error with this coin unless it was the one your mate dropped in acid after all these years ?
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 Posted 08/20/2019  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. It looks like glue. It maybe removed with acetone. (Natural/pure not the nail polish version)
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 Posted 08/20/2019  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could also be the product of a so-called vice job, where this coin was squished in a machinist's vice with another coin and this compression left imprints of some of the features of the other coin.
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