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An 1839 Farthing Query

 
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 Posted 05/11/2022  07:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Morning all,

Just wanted to get an opinion of a coin I nabbed off ebay last week. It's an 1839 farthing with 2 prongs, but there are a couple of things I just wanted to ask those who know better than me.

This is my first attempt at uploading photos, so I apologise in advance for any poor quality









The first thing is that the first A in GRATIA is unbarred.

The second is that REG FID DEF and the 2 prong trident all seem to be overstamped (I hope this shows properly in the images). When I look under my illuminated loupe, it stands out a mile.

Is this quite normal with this coin, or is this unusual?

Cheers,

Kipster
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 Posted 05/11/2022  07:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Photos are really good. Not my area so I will let members in the know help you.
John1
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 Posted 05/11/2022  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I absolutely love early Victorian coins like this one!
Great photos, and that doubling on the reverse is Machine Doubling or some die wear.
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 Posted 05/11/2022  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies both.

It looks far better in the hand than in these photos, and these early Victorian coins are a bit addictive. Found some corkers of late on ebay, but as quality comes, so do the bidders, and my pockets aren't that deep.

Doing a bit of research and I think I've done ok on the price paid though. That said, it's not getting sold...



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