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Would Anyone Be Interested In Seeing My Pre-Decimal Penny Collection?

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 Posted 03/29/2020  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow those are nice! Great condition!
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 Posted 03/29/2020  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/29/2020  1:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I never get tired of looking at this design!
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 Posted 03/30/2020  05:46 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP's pictures seem to be still in preparation, and since I am bored with all this shutdown, here are a couple more of mine to whet your appetite:





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 Posted 04/04/2020  02:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely 1881H - which variety to save me the trouble?
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 Posted 04/04/2020  04:04 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have the 1881H down as dies 11 and M - Freeman 108. I do have a 9 and J, Freeman 102 as well, but less good condition.
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 Posted 04/04/2020  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've actually done a mini movie of mine, may upload it sometime.

Nothing spectacular and most of my pre 1890s are worn flat.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 04/04/2020  04:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I decide to arrange mine chronologically - from oldest to newest, one decade in a line from 0 to 9.




You can see how they get more worn as you head back.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 04/04/2020  04:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love the old Britannia penny as unlike many other coins, almost anyone can get a collection of many dates very cheaply.

Seriously people, where else can you pick up coins that are 100 - 150 years old for a song each and think of the History they had, buying papers, food, tram fares, penny arcades, kids treats and the working man's friend.

These coins are worn as they were used by everyone. I love me silver halfcrowns and nice shiny high value coins - but the pennies speak to the true hoarder in me and I am sure you will too.

My penny collection above is humble and is missing most of the keys and 99% of the coins are regular cheap ones accumulated in buy ins and no doubt a lot of keys are missing (The only coin in a holder is the 1953 BU set penny).

Who else is hearing me here? The Britannia penny is a keystone of coin collecting and many a new collector got their start with them. My very first memories of wanting to save old coins was a neighbour showing me a an old milkjug of accumulated coins and telling me to choose one. A battered 1898 penny took my eye straight away - just the thrill of owning a coin from the 1800s meant everything to me in 1985 aged 9.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 04/04/2020  04:58 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm bored again, so another couple to keep people going:




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 Posted 04/04/2020  06:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coins @PaddyB
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 Posted 04/04/2020  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Check CalzoneManiac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The pre-1860 years are a whole different animal as far as availability goes - you almost never find them in those $10 a pound coin lots, or if you do find one, it's got a huge chunk missing or has a gash on the back.
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 Posted 04/04/2020  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To be honest my 1854 Penny in VF condition was in a $100 collection in an old Ice Cream container with a Peruvian silver sole, the 1917D type Standing Liberty quarter, about 8 silver shillings, 7 dimes all dated 1916 or 1917 and in EF/AU condition.

Not every pound lot or accumulation is going to be full of rubbish.

It was a pleasant surprise.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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 Posted 04/05/2020  04:37 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I spend a lot of time (usually) watching out for the bulk lots, and have had many victories with them. The 1845 penny above came in a lot with half a dozen other pre-1860 pennies, a few halfpennies and 2 Charles II farthing - all for about 80.
A few tips:
You are unlikely to get genuine unsorted bulk lots on Ebay - most are dealers shifting unsaleable junk.
You are very unlikely to get any star finds in a dealer's $10/pound bags, unless the dealer is a fool.
You can certainly get them at local auctions where some genuine bags turn up, although dealers also shift junk at these.
Your best route is to set up a coin stall at a local market and wait for people to bring you their Granny's accumulations.

Even at auctions full of dealers you can get star finds. I picked up a jar of mixed foreign at one of these recently for 3. In it was an early Greenland token, very rare, which sold for 150.
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 Posted 04/05/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I like many others started collecting with these coins. I remember my father bought me an old money tin full up with them for 5 when I was about 8 years old from a boy at school. Many of them were so worn the date wasn't readable but it started me off. There are lots of varieties to look out for too, I can't say I am any particular expert on identifying them but there are a few to look out for... My spread sheet shows the ones I have and the mintages, it also notes a few of the rare varieties to look out for so I will copy and paste here.

1967
1966
1965 121,310,400
1964 153,294,000
1963 124,639,152
1962 157,588,600
1953 1,308,400

1951 120,000

1949 14,324,400
1948 63,961,200
1947 52,220,400
1946 66,855,600
1945 79,531,200
1944 42,600,000
1940 42,284,400
1939 55,560,000
1938 121,560,000
1937 88,896,000
1936 154,296,000
1935 56,070,000
1934 13,965,600
1932 8,277,600
1931 19,843,200
1930 29,097,600
1929 49,132,800
1928 50,178,000
1927 60,989,561
1926 4,498,519
1919KN 5,209,600
1919 5,209,600
1918KN 3,660,800
1922 16,346,711
1921 129,717,693
1920 124,693,485
1919 113,761,090
1919H 5,209,600
1918 84,227,375
1918 84,227,375
1917 107,905,436
1916 86,411,165



1915 47,310,807
1914 50,820,997
1913 65,497,872
1912 48,306,048
1912H 16,800,000
1911 23,079,168
1910 21,549,184
1909 19,617,024
1908 31,506,048
1907 47,322,240
1906 37,989,504
1905 17,788,808
1904 12,913,152
1903 21,415,296
1902 26,976,768 low tide is rare
1901 22,205,568
1900 31,778,109
1899 26,441,069
1898 14,296,836
1897 20,756,620 high horizon is rarer than low
1896 24,147,156
1895 5,395,830 No sea
1893 8,161,737
1892 10,501,671
1891 17,885,961
1888 5,125,020
1882 7,526,400 H reverse varieties
1877 9,624,747
1870 5,695,022

I note the set is not nearly complete, I ended up with a carrier bag full of doubles... not sure where they got to. I never actively chased these down though, just scrounged them from grandparents etc.
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04/05/2020 10:14 am
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