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 Posted 04/10/2010  06:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add spg1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have been searching for a long time now and I can't seem to find a 1924 Florin that actually has the '4' intact ie not missing the last part of the 4.

Does anyone have one, or are they all minted like that? Even my nice EF grade coin has the broken 4.

Cheers Simon.
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 Posted 04/10/2010  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By "broken", you mean the "crossless 4" with the tail of the crossbar missing, like mine?



Mine is a "shattered die" subvariety of the crossless 4.

McConnelly says in his introductory paragraph to the florin section of his book that the "crossless 4" is so common, he's wondering whether the "crossless 4" should have been labelled as a common variety, or whether the "normal 4" should have been listed as a scarce variety instead. He eventually chose the former, but I would assume from McConnelly's phrasing that he has actually seen "normal 4" florins.

Further, there's a picture in the book (taken from the old Dean book) of a "normal 4", labelled "F16-17". So I would assume yes, they're out there.
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 Posted 04/10/2010  07:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And looking through the CCF picture gallery, I found this one posted by ElleKitty:

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 Posted 04/10/2010  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add spg1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Yes that's the one!!

"Broken" was the easiest way (for me) to describe the missing part of the 4

So they are around..... maybe one day I will find one.
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 Posted 07/23/2010  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add spg1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Finally found one.



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 Posted 07/24/2010  01:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Persistence pays off.

Did you have to pay extra for it?
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 Posted 07/24/2010  02:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another nice pick up! Well done!
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 Posted 07/24/2010  05:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add markn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We went to the recent Melbourne ANDA show and a coin friend of ours showed us one of these with an intact 4 that he was very happy to have found at the show. We had no idea they were rare. Funnily enough we found ANOTHER with an intact 4 the very next morning at the same show in a different dealer's stock book.
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 Posted 07/28/2010  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add spg1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I was happy when this arrived, I think I paid about $20 for it off eBay. I picked up another that has the tail of the 4 but it looks slightly crushed, so it's not really intact like the other one.
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