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[BP]   BRONZE PENCE 1860 - 1873

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Some collectors have started collecting or recording variations in date widths. 

I do not consider the great majority of these variations as being of significant importance or rarity above the norm. 

Some, like the 1889 narrow date, do eventually achieve a rarity status and command a premium over the norm. 

Only time will tell which of the others do ! 

I shall list and scan some of the variations that pass through my hands.

For full details of all varieties known (up to 1901) see our new book:

THE BRITISH BRONZE PENNY: Victoria 1860 - 1901

1860 - BEADED BORDER

Obv. A & B  are 'trial' dies (Ext. rare)

Obv. C        Thin rim (Accepted die for use)

Rev. a & c   have 2 raised lines in shield

Rev. b         3 incuse lines in shield's cross

BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border]  Date: '0' is lower and tilted slightly left
There is a trace of lustre in the obverse legend EF 350.00
BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border] F 60.00
BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border] Fair/F 50.00
BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border] Fair 45.00
BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border] Fair/? 40.00
BP 1860 E C + b  [Beaded border]
Obv. Claggy at edge 7 o'clock Fair?/+ 35.00

1860 - TOOTHED BORDER

Obv. D   L.C.WYON on cape. (G): to tooth
Obv. E   L.C.WYON on cape. (G): to gap
Obv. F   L.C.WYON below cape. Fishtail uneven
Obv. G   L.C.WYON below cape. Fishtail central
Obv. H   No (L.C.WYON)  (B) away from head
Obv. J   No (L.C.WYON)  (B) close to head
Rev. d   LCW below shield
Rev. e   LCW below foot
Rev. Legend error - E over P in PENNY (New)
Rev. N over N sideways (Z) - BP 1860 JA
     
BP 1860 JA D + d  [Toothed Border] Rev. N over N sideways (Z) EF? 450.00

1860 Jb  Date: 6 over 6 (left & lower) & Broken E repair

BP 1860 L E + d  [Toothed border]
A couple of tiny edge nicks EF/EF? 50.00
BP 1860 L E + d  [Toothed border]
Rev. Slight edge nick 4 o'clock EF? 36.00
BP 1860 Y J + d  [Toothed border] - Very scarce VF?-VF 175.00

1861 - Obverse dies - see 1860

Rev. d   LCW below shield
Rev. f   No (LCW). Lighthouse - Round top
Rev. g   No (LCW). Lighthouse - Ball on top
BP 1861 D F + d  Obv. Very slight 'dark' patch by neck & chin AU10/30 135.00
BP 1861 D F + d Fair 4.00
BP 1861 D F + d Fair? 3.00
BP 1861 K J + d AU5 120.00
BP 1861 K J + d F 6.00
BP 1861 K J + d Fair-F 4.50
BP 1861 N J + g  Choice even tone - both sides AU20 150.00
BP 1861 N J + g  EF?-EF 50.00
BP 1861 N J + g  EF? 45.00
BP 1861 N J + g  VF+-EF? 40.00
BP 1861 N J + g   Very light polish VF-VF+ 25.00
BP 1861 N J + g  F+ 6.50
BP 1861 N J + g  F 5.00
BP 1861 N J + g   Slightly scuffed  F+/F 4.00
BP 1861 N J + g  Fair 3.00

1862 - Legend error

Obv.  B over R in BRITT  (NEW)
BP 1862 C J + g AU80-85 225.00
BP 1862 C J + g AU70 195.00
BP 1862 C J + g   EF 50.00
BP 1862 C J + g   Slight flan crack 2 o'clock EF 48.00
BP 1862 C J + g   EF?-EF 45.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Obv. Hint of clag in legend EF 40.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Rev. Very slight edge knock 3 o'clock EF?-EF 38.50
BP 1862 C J + g EF? 35.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Obv. Couple of tiny dig on neck EF? 30.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Rev. Slight scuff marks EF? 26.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Few tiny edge nicks EF? 25.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Rev. Bit claggy by ONE VF+-EF? 24.00
BP 1862 C J + g VF+ 20.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Slightly claggy both sides EF? 18.50
BP 1862 C J + g VF 17.50
BP 1862 C J + g  Edge knock 8 o'clock VF+ 14.00
BP 1862 C J + g  Dark colour & slight pitting VF-VF+ 10.00
BP 1862 C J + g F+-VF? 8.00
BP 1862 C J + g  F 4.50
BP 1862 C J + g  Fair 3.00
BP 1863 A   AU75/70 185.00
BP 1863 A   EF 48.00
BP 1863 A   EF?-EF 40.00
BP 1863 A   VF+-EF? 30.00
BP 1863 A  Obv. A bit claggy behind head VF+ 20.00
BP 1863 A   VF 18.50
BP 1863 A

 Light overall clagginess

EF? 17.50
BP 1863 A Hairline crack halfway across coin from 4 o'clock
 causing a slight kink. 3 weak in date    Slight edge knock  VF+-EF? 16.50
BP 1863 A Rev. Slight circular mark where another coin may have rested VF 15.00
BP 1863 A F+ 6.50
BP 1863 A   F 5.00

1864 - Date: 2 styles of 4

Date: Type A - Slant-up tail to 4
Date: Type B - T-bar tail to 4 (Crosslet !)
BP 1864 A Date: Type A - Very scarce in high grade VF+-EF? 325.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A F+ 35.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A F-F+ 24.50
BP 1864 A Date: Type A F 20.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A Fair/+ 12.50
BP 1864 A Date: Type A Fair 10.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A Fair? 6.50
BP 1864 A Date: Type A Poor+/+ 6.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A   Rev. A bit claggy Fair? 5.00
BP 1864 A Date: Type A Poor+ 3.00
BP 1864 B Date: Type B - Very scarce in this grade VF-VF+ 200.00
BP 1864 B Date: Type B F+/Fair 20.00
BP 1864 B Date: Type B Fair-F 18.00
BP 1864 B Date: Type B    Obv. A bit claggy F 12.50
BP 1864 B Date: Type B Poor 3.00

1865 - Date: Normal & 2 styles of '5 over 3'

Date: Type A - Normal (no overdate)
Date: Type Ba - (Sub type 'a') 3 (back) to RIGHT of top bar of 5
Date: Type Bb - (Sub type 'b') 3 (back) just inside top bar of 5
Date: Type Bc - (Sub type 'c') 3 (back) as type C but thinner - bulge of 3 shows
Date: Type Bd - (Sub type 'd') 3 (back) as type A but thinner - bulge of 3 shows
Date: Type Be - (Sub type 'e') 3 most difficult to spot as very little down bar shows
BP 1865 A Date: Type A EF

100.00

BP 1865 A Date: Type A
Obv. Traces of lustre in legend ! EF?

90.00

BP 1865 A Date: Type A EF? 85.00
BP 1865 A Date: ' A'  Dark overall colour

with a few slight pit marks

EF 70.00
BP 1865 A Date: 'A'  The 65 weaker than 18 EF?/VF+ 65.00
BP 1865 A Date: ' A'  Rev. Slight rim nicks EF 60.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A VF+ 55.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A VF 38.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A F+ 14.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A F 10.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A  Obv. Weak edge - top left
but bust & hair, etc. F+ Fair/F+ 9.50
BP 1865 A Date: Type A  Light pitting F+ 7.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A  Obv. Weak edge - at left Fair/F 6.50
BP 1865 A Date: Type A  Obv. A bit claggy F 6.00
BP 1865 A Date: Type A Fair 4.50
BP 1865 A Date: Type A Fair? 3.50
BP 1865 A Date: Type A   Obv. Pitting Fair-F 3.00
BP 1866 A AU85/75 425.00
BP 1866 A

Obv. Hint of lustre in legend

Tiny flan flaw at edge obv/rev @ 5 o'clock 

AU 135.00
BP 1866 A EF?-EF 70.00
BP 1866 A EF? 60.00
BP 1866 A Obv. Slight edge knock 7 o'clock EF? 46.00
BP 1866 A VF+ 45.00
BP 1866 A Obv. Few slight rim nicks EF? 44.00
BP 1866 A Obv. A couple of small digs & slightly claggy
Rev. Short die crack 2 o'clock EF? 42.00
BP 1866 A F+ 12.00
BP 1866 A Fair-F 6.50
BP 1866 A Fair? 3.50
BP 1867 A VF-VF+ 60.00
BP 1867 A

Some light pitting - faint

VF-VF+ 50.00
BP 1867 A Obv. Two fine scratches by chin VF-VF+ 38.00
BP 1867 A F+-VF? 25.00
BP 1867 A F+ 17.50
BP 1867 A Poor+ 3.00
BP 1868 A EF 175.00
BP 1868 A EF? 150.00
BP 1868 A VF+-EF? 120.00
BP 1869 A A key date - very scarce in high grade - Left as reference Out of

stock

1870 - Date: Minor date spacing 

Date: (Sub type a) - (11 teeth from below 1 to centre below 0) - Narrow
Date: (Sub type b) - (11   from below 1 to centre below 0) - Normal
Date: (Sub type c) - (12 teeth from below 1 to centre below 0) - Normal
Date: (Sub type d) - (12 teeth from below 1 to centre below 0) - Probable (not seen)
Date: (Sub type e) - (13 teeth from below 1 to centre below 0) - Wider
BP 1870 Ab Date: Sub type b EF 120.00
BP 1870 Ab Date: Sub type b   Obv. Some tiny edge nicks EF?-EF 80.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c EF 120.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c EF?-EF 100.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c   Tiny ex-carbon spot tip of 7 EF?-EF 85.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c VF+-EF? 70.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c   Small rim flaw 4 o'clock VF+-EF? 62.00
BP 1870 Ac Date: Sub type c VF+ 60.00
BP 1871 A Poor+ 10.00
BP 1871 A Poor 6.50
BP 1871 A C. date 3.00
BP 1872 A A few very slight rim knocks EF 65.00
BP 1872 A Obv. Pit marks at rim 6 - 7 o'clock
Rev. 3 die cracks - from edge EF 62.00
BP 1872 A

A bit pitted on both sides

EF 40.00
BP 1872 A Fair-F 6.00
BP 1872 A Obv. A bit of light pitting F/F+ 5.50
BP 1872 A Fair 4.00
BP 1872 A Fair? 3.00
BP 1873 A Obv. Lustre a little dusty   Rev. Choice lustre AU75/90 300.00
BP 1873 A Obv. Choice lustre   Rev. Lustre a little dusty
Date: Faint trace of 7 over 7 (top bar) AU90/75 295.00
BP 1873 A AU70/15 225.00
BP 1873 A EF?-EF 60.00
BP 1873 A

Light overall pitting

F+/F 5.00
BP 1873 A Fair? 3.00

1860 - 73 PENCE  2.50 and below see - BUDGET pence

 

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