ST 1851 A - Date: Slim 5 - has a flat top which ends in a point. 5 is upright.
ST 1851 B - Slim 5 - As "A" but 5 tilts slightly backwards. Slightly thicker, squat 1.
ST 1851 C - Obv. E over E in REGINA (Double re-entry; below & 2 the right)
Date: Slim 5 - As "A" the 5 is upright but 5 over 5 (faintly - just to the right) !
ST 1851 D - Date: Slim 5 - As "B" slight tilt and 1 over 1 of "51".
ST 1851 E - Date: Thicker, fatter 5 - has a curved top with a ball end. Very slight tilt to 5.
The 1 is thicker also. This type of 51 appears to be the rarest type.
There is an extremely RARE date variety that I don't have and therefore cannot
show a picture of but Tony Clayton on this web pages does have a picture of this
extremely RARE date. The date reads "1551" It appears that the 'repairer' struck
a 5 over the 8 but it is so well punched that it is now more proud than the 8.
See the picture that Tony Clayton offers.
I have attempted to replicate the variety - via "Photoshop"
I am not sure if the 51 is type A or D but it looks thicker than type A so I have used
Type D the thicker, fatter 51. There appears to be a small part of the 8 still visible
which I have not been able to achieve but I have tilted the 5 (over 8) as per the
If anyone has this coin I would be very grateful if you would let me have a copy
so that I can share it with other collectors.