Proof Victoria Farthings Anyone? How About An 1869?

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  1. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    I really like this one that is a bit toned, but lovely colour. It is also quite rare in proof format for this date.I really love these earlier bronze farthings, but it is the earlier copper that take the cake.
    I have not seen another. GTG if you like or please comment.
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  7. Pickin and Grinin

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  8. spirityoda

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    My Krause catalog does not show a proof version of this 1869 coin.
     
  9. Kentucky

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    If it is a proof, it can't be AU
     
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  12. 7Jags

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    It definitely is a proof, slabbed as such and gotten from Spink during it's "Grande Olde Dayes".
     
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  13. spirityoda

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    My 2004 Krause edition does not show any proof version. It is KM#747.2 ?
     
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  15. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Beautiful detail...bet it looks great in-hand!
     
  16. spirityoda

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    ok. great coin by the way.
     
  17. Coinsandmedals

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    Great coin! I won’t hazard a guess as my experience grading pieces of this era tells me I am incredibly conservative (not that I was complaining when I got my coins back from NGC :)). I have a lot to learn about this series, but luckily it is not a primary area of collecting for me.


    This is in no way true. Remember a “proof” refers to a manufacturing process. A proof coins can and do find their way into circulation. Circulation wear does not change the fact that the coin is a proof; however, it may become impaired. An impaired proof is still a proof. I primarily collect 18th century English and Irish proof copper, and I have a handful of particularly rare circulated proof patterns in my collection.
     
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  18. Pickin and Grinin

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    I here ya, but I have seen plenty of proofs that have circulated.
    I doubt anyone would call this one impaired. Too pretty for that.
     
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  19. 7Jags

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    LOL. It is a beauty in hand. I could not nowadays afford such a coin, even with Corona virus. I actually got this along with an 1863 proof farthing at the same time - both were not known or catalogued in standard US available catalogs & now PCGS has certified a couple of other 1863s but no 1869s.
     
  20. Kentucky

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    And a beautiful coin, perhaps we can call it a CP Circulated Proof or AUP Almost Uncirculated Proof. :)
     
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