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1860 Bun Head "Copper" Farthing?

 
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 Posted 11/22/2022  3:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add truthseeker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Both NGC and PCGS have slabbed such coins with a notation of "COPPER" and no notation on the slabs as to the types of borders. What warrants a "COPPER" notation and no notation as to types of borders? How can I identify one? The NGC coin census even lists these "COPPER" coins separately from the other 1860 Bun heads with border notations. The PCGS pop report lists them as Toothed/Beaded border. The best picture I have seen is on the NGC certification website for NGC #5897993-005 MS66. What are the borders on this coin? What should be a correct identification?
I am a new member and would very much appreciate help with this confusing issue. Thank you.
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The 1860 copper farthing is much larger and thicker than the 1860 bronze farthings with the beaded and toothed borders. The Royal Mint switched to lighter, thinner bronze flans in 1860 for the farthing, halfpenny and penny. Both copper and bronze types exist for 1860: the copper ones are much scarcer than the bronze ones.

The copper farthings look like this:

The bronze ones are like this:
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