Can someone identify this coin?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Murillo, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Murillo

    Murillo Active Member

    Hello everyone,
    Found this coin in an old box that belonged to my father in law and was hoping someone could identify this coin, where it's from and maybe just maybe a year? Would appreciate any information.

    Thank you

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  3. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    Please tell us the diameter and weight of the coin.

    Looks like UK Victoria copper with a date '7".

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  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.


    Great Britain Farthing, Half Penny, or Penny (depending on the size). Probably minted 1860-1894. It has too much wear and damage to see the date. The date is on the reverse if you really want to try and make a creative guess
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  5. jcm

    jcm Active Member

    Agreed, UK. Victoria young head with the bun is unmistakeable.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I call these "slick Vickies" when they're that worn.
  7. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Yes, they saw an awful lot of service, being the workhorse British coins from 1860 to 1971. When I was at school you still regularly found them in change, mostly worn so flat that all you could see was the outline of the bust. I still get lots of them in bulk buys from markets and auctions here.
    This one is rather better than average and came in a box load the other day:
    1880 D 9+L 1.JPG 1880 D 9+L 2.JPG
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  9. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Of course if you want to see a better one, this will serve. As well as being rather lovely condition it is one a series of gradual die faults and so of interest to the variety collectors:
    1860 D 4+D BP1860R 2 Ret.JPG 1860 D 4+D BP1860R 1 ret.JPG
  10. Murillo

    Murillo Active Member

    Thank you, will check the weight and diameter
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