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William IV - Obverse varieties

   

ST 1834-37 - Obv. 1 ST 1834-37 - Obv. 2
ST 1834-37 - Obv. 1

D of D: G: to gap between

2 border teeth

ST1834-37 - Obv. 2

D of D: G to a border

tooth

ST 1834-37 - Obv. 1

Hair curl away from B

ST1834-37 - Obv. 2

Hair curl closer to B

ST 1834-37 - Obv. 1

The front of William's

truncated neck is away from

the colon dots after D: of F: D:

ST 1834-37 - Obv. 2

The front of William's

truncated neck is just above

the colon dots after D: of F: D: 

Obverse 1 - Small head size

                   1. The curl at the front of William's head is away from the B of BRITANNIAR

                   2. The front of William's truncated neck is to the left and way from the colon dots 

                       after D: of F: D: 

Obverse 2 - Larger head size

                   1. The curl at the front of William's head is closer and just below the B of BRITANNIAR

                   2. The front of William's truncated neck is just above the colon dots after D: of F: D: 

These are the main points to look out for the difference in the two dies.

This is their apparent scarcity

ST 1834 A - Obv. 1 - Scarce (Slightly scarcer than obv. 2)

ST 1834 B - Obv. 2 - Scarce

ST 1835 A - Obv. 1 - Normal

ST 1835 B - Obv. 2 - Normal

ST 1836 A - Obv. 1 - Scarce (Slightly scarcer than obv. 2)

ST 1836 B - Obv. 2 - Scarce

ST 1837 A - Obv. 1 - Rare

ST 1837 B - Obv. 2 - Very Rare (Listed in Davies as unconfirmed)

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Minor variations for Obverse 2 (Larger head)

   

ST 1835B - Obv. 2

The rim and border teeth

normal strike

ST 1835C - Obv. 2c

The rim and border teeth

above IIII merge

ST 1835B - Obv. 2

Normal S of GULIELMUS

The S is upright *

ST 1835D - Obv. 2d

S of GUIELMUS tilts

backwards ! *

* Note: With the S of GULIELMUS (Upright) the centre of the S points to a gap

           between two border teeth.

With the S of GULIELMUS (tilting backwards) the centre of the S points to a tooth.

These appear NOT to be repaired dies but newly cut dies. 

* Note: Also the different thickness of the border teeth ! 

Thin border teeth on the normal and thicker border teeth on the tilted S

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