ST 1844 A - Small 44. Note distance from leaf to last 4 and that the base
of the 44's are well above the top of the back arch of the 3
and above the base line with the '18'
ST 1844 B - Large 44. Note distance from leaf to last 4 and that the base
of the 44's are now in line with the top of the back arch of the 3
* In this example the last 4 has been double struck.
* Due to the rarity or scarceness of this date there are not many examples
around to determine which of the two date varieties is the commoner.
Looking at my past sales records, since I have noticed this difference in
the date sizes, I have had 4 x small date and 3 x larger date examples.
Therefore at present it seems that both have approximately the same