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Grading An 1877 Halfpenny And Query

 
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 Posted 05/24/2022  09:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Afternoon all,

This one just popped through my letterbox. Quite pleased with it. What would you consider it's grade to be? I'd say gVF, perhaps aEF maybe, at a push?.

Also, under closer examination, the outline of Victoria's face can be seen starting at the point of Britannia's left knee. Is this usual? Thanks for any suggestions.

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 Posted 05/24/2022  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Solid EF (Sheldon), perhaps even AU. Great looker.



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 Posted 05/24/2022  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Solid EF (Sheldon), perhaps even AU. Great looker.


Cheers Frog. One or two more dinks than on the original pics, but purty nonetheless.
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 Posted 05/24/2022  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And full English EF too. The ghosting of her majesty on Britannias knee was overstriking by the dies, the penny afterall was quite thin!

The 1870s was a time when knew and stronger machines were introduced and many of the coins of this era were experimental. This overpunching was probably not serious enough.

Great coin!
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 05/24/2022  2:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JDRMCB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, the reverse seems to be a solid AU judging by no wear on her fingers but the obverse is a little more worn on the hair so I'd say EF on it, but overall a very nice example of a common date halfpenny.
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 Posted 05/24/2022  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And full English EF too. The ghosting of her majesty on Britannias knee was overstriking by the dies, the penny afterall was quite thin!

Ah, thanks Prince, I thought it might have been something to do with the dies. Interesting little quirk.

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but the obverse is a little more worn on the hair

Indeed, after a closer examination in hand it lacks definition.

Much obliged to you.
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 Posted 05/24/2022  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And full English EF too.


When you collect these by date, you realise how difficult to find Bun Halfpennies are in this sort of condition. Lovely coin!
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 Posted 05/25/2022  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin - looks like a 14+J2/Freeman 332 I think.
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 Posted 05/25/2022  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice coin - looks like a 14+J2/Freeman 332 I think.


Interesting. I use Spink as guide, but see the Freeman being used as a yardstick more frequently. Which book is this relating to please? Is it 'The Bronze coinage of Great Britain'?
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 Posted 06/05/2022  03:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes that's the one - there was a reprint in 2016 which is the most recent version.
I don't think Spink goes into as much detail (though I don't have a Spink so I don't know for sure).
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Yes that's the one - there was a reprint in 2016 which is the most recent version.


Cheers Mr T. Got this book yesterday. Shame the images are all in black and white, but for reference purposes it looks quite good.

Cheers
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 Posted 06/11/2022  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very little wear. AU-50 and all original.
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