Can any one ID this silver coin please

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Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Gillian » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:49 pm

Found in Oxford on ploughed field, equinox 800 no 14, high pitched sound, 10 inches deep,
1861 or 1867, it’s silver
I can’t find a silver coin matching in the book with the right date?
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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Allectus » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm

It's a Victoria farthing. If it's silver, it's silver plated.

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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Gillian » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 am

Allectus wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm
It's a Victoria farthing. If it's silver, it's silver plated.

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Hi I’ve had a good look and tested the coin and it is Silver not plated any ideas? Thank you

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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Bors » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:34 am

The problem is with your coin Gillian is that dimension wise at 20mm..... its a farthing. Allectus has given that on probably size and Images .
It cannot be a Sixpence which is the nearest size because the only two images on Victoria`s reverse side of the Head Sixpences were A) Crown over " six pence " with surrounding Laurel wreath, and B type was ) Crown over Shield surrounded by Banner, so that eliminates a Silver Sixpence.
The Copper Farthing did have a Britannia on reverse side of the Head at 20mm ,but! not in Silver . and thats probably why Allectus says , " if its Silver it must be Plated ".
So thats why you cannot find anything in the book/s ! So there`s your dilemma.

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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Allectus » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 am

Definitely a farthing....it reads FARTHING on the reverse!


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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:15 am

I wonder if it was a fashion fad. I have a gold plated one, below.
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Re: Can any one ID this silver coin please

Post by littleboot » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:43 am

Allectus wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 am
Definitely a farthing....it reads FARTHING on the reverse!


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You can't argue with facts like that. :))

You say its 'definitely silver' and not plated and say you 'tested it'. What did that involve?
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