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Right from the start of Victoria's reign,1838, it appears

as if there were problems with all of the colon dots

after D: G: BRITANNIAR : and especially after F: D:

This page concentrates only on those of F: D: 

As to their rarity or importance as varieties - who knows ?

I would suggest that none of these varieties add to

the value of the coin and can be treated as just

interesting repairs !

These are the ones I have come across so far !

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I have listed as 

Type A - 2 colon dots after F: D: (Align to back of bust)

Type Aa - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D:. (Align as per Type A)

Type Ab  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ac  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ad  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (New alignments after D:)

Type Ae  - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D.: (Align as per Type Ab)

Type Af  - 2 colon dots after F:. & 3 after D:: (Align as per Type Ab)

Type Ag  - 2 colon dots after F.: & 3 after D.: (Align as per Type Ab)

Type Ah  - 3 colon dots after F.: & 3 after D.: (Align as per Type Ab)

Type Aj  - 2 colon dots after F & 4 colon dots after D::

Type Ak  - 3 colon dots after F.: & 4 after D:: (As per Type Ab) 

Type Am  - 3 colon dots after F:: & 3 colon dots after D:: 

Type An  - 3 colon dots after F:: & 3 colon dots after D:: 

Type Ap  - 2 colon dots after F: D: (front of D below bust)

Type Ar  - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 after D.: (1 dot on D !)

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These varieties are listed for information purposes only

There are probably more !

 

   

ST (1838-60) - Type A

2 colon dots after F: D:

Align to Victoria's back

ST (1838-60) - Type Aa

2 colon dots after F: 

3 colon dots after D:.

   

ST (1838-60) - Type Ab

2 colon dots after F: D:

Different dot alignment

 ST (1838-60) A - The lower colon dot after the D: is weaker or smaller in size to the one closest 

                           to the border. Note that the colon dots after the D: line up to the corner of the 

                           back of Victoria's bust. [As seen on an 1840 3d]

ST (1838-60) Aa - The 'main' colon dots are similar to Type A and align to the back of

                            Victoria's bust - except now there is an extra 'small' colon dot outside the 

                            main colon dot after D:. (furthest from the border teeth and closest to the

                            back of Victoria's bust). [As seen on an 1847 3d].

ST (1838-60) Ab - There are 2 colon dots after F: D: and the colon dots after D: now do not  

                            align with the back of Victoria's bust but point just to the left of her back. 

                                  [As seen on an 1856 3d].

 

ST (1838-60) - Type Ac

2 colon dots after F: D:

Different dot alignment

   

ST (1838-60) - Type Ad

2 colon dots after F: D:

Different dot alignment

   

ST (1838-60) Type Ae -

2 colon dots after F: 

3 colon dots after D.:

ST (1838-60) Ac - The lower colon dot after D: (the one furthest from the edge) has been 

                            entered slightly further up from the base of the D. The colon dots after D:

                            are in a similar  alignment as per Type Ab to the back of Victoria's bust but

                            those colon dots are now closer together than on Type Ab. The lower colon 

                            dot after D: is now slightly further from the back of Victoria's bust.

                            [As seen on an 1856 3d].

ST (1838-60) Ad - The lower colon dot after D: (the one furthest from the edge) has been

                            entered slightly below the base of the D. The colon dots after D: are in 

                            a similar alignment as per Type Ab & Ac to the back of Victoria's bust

                            but those colon dots  are now further apart than on Type Ab & Ac.

                            The lower colon dot after D: is now closer to the back of Victoria's bust. 

                            [As seen on an 1856 3d].

ST (1838-60) Ae - 2 colon dots after F: & 3 colon dots after D.: of F: D.: 

                            After the D there is small dot just before the colon dots (lower & before)

                                 [As seen on an 1838 3d].

 

   

   

ST (1838-60) Type Af -

2 colon dots after F:.

3 colon dots after D::

ST (1838-60)Type Ag -

2 colon dots after F.: 

3 colon dots after D.:

ST (1838-60) Type Ah -

3 colon dots after F.: 

3 colon dots after D.:

ST (1838-60) Af -  2 colon dots after F:. & 3 colon dots after D:: of F: D: 

                            After the F there is a tiny part colon dot sticking out of the top right colon dot.  

                            After the D there is small dot just before the colon dots (lower & before) as 

                            per Type Ae but now there is also a small part dot sticking out of the top

                            colon dot (just above and to the left - closest to the border).

                            The 'extra' dot is just below the lower colon dot and aligns with the back

                            of Victoria's truncated back !  [As seen on an 1838 3d].

ST (1838-60) Ag -  There are 2 colon dots after F.: the part dot is before and slightly

                             below the lower colon dot.

                             There are 3 colon dots after D.: The 'extra' dot is just before and below 

                             the lower colon dot and aligns with the back of Victoria's truncated back !

ST (1838-60) Ah -  There are 3 colon dots after F.: the 'extra' dot is before and slightly

                             below the lower colon dot.

                             There are 3 colon dots after D.: The 'extra' dot is just below the lower

                             colon dot and aligns with the back of Victoria's truncated back !

 

   

ST (1838-60) Type Aj -

2 colon dots after F: 

4 colon dots after D::

ST (1838-60) Type Ak -

3 colon dots after F.: 

4 colon dots after D::

ST (1838-60) Type Am -

3 colon dots after F:: 

3 colon dots after D::

ST (1838-60) Aj -  There are 2 colon dots after F: and 4 colon dots after D:: 

                            The 'extra' dots are very small colon dots and aligns with the back

                            of Victoria's truncated back !  [As seen on an 1838 3d].

ST (1838-60) Ak -  There are 3 colon dots after F.: and 4 colon dots after D:: 

                             As per Type Aj The 'extra' dots are very small colon dots and aligns 

                             with the back of Victoria's truncated back ! [As seen on an 1843 3d].

                             The 'extra' dot  after F is just before and below the lower colon dot

                             The 'extra' dot  after D is before and below the lower colon dot and 

                             there are 2 half colon dots before the lower colon dot.                            

ST (1838-60) Am -  There are 3 colon dots after F:: and 3 colon dots after D:: 

                              Very similar to Aj & Ak - but with the half dots in different places.   

                             The 'extra' dot  is before F and the half dot is below the lower colon dot

                             The 'extra' dot  is before D and the half dot is below the lower colon dot

                             

   

    

ST (1845) Type An -

Similar to Am

 3 colon dots after F:: 

3 colon dots after D::

ST (1858) Type Ap -

2 colon dots after F: D:

colon dots at odd angles

Front of D below back

ST (1857) Type Ar -

2 colon dots after F:

3 colon dots D.

2 of dots on D !

ST 1845 An - here are 3 colon dots after F:: and 3 colon dots after D:: 

                    Very similar to Am - but with the half dots in different places.   

                    The 'extra' dot  is before F and the half dot is below the lower colon dot

                    The 'extra' dot  is before D and the half dot is attached to lower colon dot

ST 1858 Ap - The colon dot, after F, closest to the edge, is now very close to the F making 

                    the lower colon appear further from the F. The colon dots appear to lean forward.

                    The opposite can be seen after D as the colon dot, closest to the edge, is now 

                    away from D and the inner colon dot is closer to the D. The colon dots appear to

                    lean backward.

                   *This appears to be a new die as the front part of the D is now in alignment just 

                    under Victoria's back whereas in the other earlier dies the front of the D is just

                    before Victoria's back. See earlier images A to Aj.

                    ** This variation occurs with NONE of the dies Obv. 1; 1* or 2.

ST 1857 Ar - This is a bit of a mess by a repairer - there is an extra colon dot ON the front

                    section of the D ! The colon dot nearest the border is very close to the D and 

                    the one furthest from the border is partly on the D !

                    *Sorry about the picture quality but it is not one of my coins it was sent to me

                    - courtesy of BP. [Seen on an 1857 3d]

If any one wants the 15 colon dot variety pictures and text ALL on one page please 

email me and I'll forward you a copy.

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