An interesting found on shield sovereigns

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  1. nicwinner

    nicwinner Active Member Silver Stacker

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    hi guys

    thought this may worth to share with your guys. I recently came across a few British gold sovereigns with shield on reverse. one of them dated 1854 has a very odd "E" case on the shield side, refer to picture. it looks like a E but with a dot on top.

    I have searched online and find no information about this die. it looks like a mint error or a re-punch on the alphabet which makes the top of the case bit galeated. Although i been collecting world coins for many years but am still very new to the sovereign world so I was wondering if you guys could provide any information on this variety. also please have a quick look on your shield sovereigns maybe there is an odd "E" piece like this one.

    ps. if someone has a copy of mash's sovereign book could you please have a quick look on 1854 british sovs page see if such die variety or mint error has been written down? I don't have this book although i always eager to have one :)

    Thanks for your time guys & enjoy stacking.

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  2. Silver Soul

    Silver Soul Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Yep! You might be on a 'Winner' there 'Nic' :p
     
  3. nicwinner

    nicwinner Active Member Silver Stacker

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    a ha, now am just lying on my lazyboy chair and awaiting ANU staff knock my door and grand me a PHD fellowship :p
     
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    bubblebobble2 Well-Known Member

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    Nah mate... more likely Noble knocking to buy your coin
     
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    greedy Kobold Active Member Silver Stacker

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    doh, here is when I wish the pictures were saved :(
    Wonder if there is any update?

    p.s. Marsh says dies were used only since 1863
     

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