1850 3d. Date & Obverse varieties
ST 1850 A - Large date - Normal (small bulbous tail end)
ST 1850 D - small date * - Scarce - Rare type (Large bulbous tail end - extends behind 5)
* I have found only 1 per 10 large date 1850's !
ST 1850 B - O over sideways 0 in VICTORIA & R over R (Large date)
ST 1850 C - The 'Bun' at the back of Victoria's head has several areas that are missing.
This could well be due to this particular die becoming clogged with 'foreign'
material. I have only noted this weakness on 1850 3ds. I have seen 3
examples for this date, all with virtually the same area of the bun missing
it is possibly that it is common to just ONE die !
It is unlikely to be due to 'die wear' as other parts of the 'bun' area or hair
would also be worn away and they are not !
This type of wear to the "Bun" area has been also been noticed on Victorian
copper pennies also in the 1850's !
As to why it should happen in this area is unknown.