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Inherited Coins From 98 Year Old Relative. Here Are Some Of The Victorian Ones. 1861 - 1901

 
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 Posted 08/03/2022  09:32 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Toccs to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey again,

Our recent discovery of a roman coin also posted on this forum for identification sparked this new adventure for us.

My wife's Granddad unfortunately passed away last year, he fought in WW2 in the Royal Artillery. He left her a box of coins that we are only now going through, I am currently sorting out a few and thought I would share. Here are about 20% of the total amount. The rest are King George half/two & three pennies I believe as well as some coins from all over the world that we are still sorting.

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08/03/2022 09:36 am
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 Posted 08/03/2022  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 08/06/2022  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coins. They won't be worth a huge amount, since I think everyone's granddad had a similar collection (and died a lot longer ago), but still interesting, especially the overseas coins they must have picked up during the war.
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 Posted 08/06/2022  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DrPeper23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what are the two coins in the lower right. One looks like its from germany cant read the other one.
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 Posted 08/06/2022  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always an adventure looking through an unexpected collection coming one's way.
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 Posted 08/07/2022  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are some pretty old pennies. Have you gone through them for certain dates like 1868, 1869 and 1894 bun penny. There are also some varieties. Otherwise more sentimental rather than material value.

Still a bun head penny with a sharp date and decent detail on Britannia from before 1887 is a 1 or more coin.

Obviously your relative was collecting them from change and interested in saving the really old ones. I worked that out if they are 98, that means they would have been born in 1923 or 1924 and thus likely at least 8 by the time they were searching their pennies for old ones. I can't see any after 1900, so by the 1930s they would be 30+ years old.

It is very interesting to see them. I always find old bun head pennies interesting and a lot of fun. Some one gave me a handful of 1800s ones and I was happy to get a decent 1862, 1879 and 1890 out of them!
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 Posted 08/13/2022  04:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like mostly British pennies - there could be some rare varieties that are quite valuable but closer inspection is required.

https://www.amazon.com/Bronze-Coina...p/0948964847 covers pennies, halfpennies and farthings and their varieties but it a little out of date.
https://headsntails14.wordpress.com/ is the most up to date reference on British bronze pennies that I know.
https://www.commonwealthcoins.net/b...ional-bronze is the most up to date reference on British bronze halfpennies and farthings that I know.
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