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By: Bernbirch
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Errors & Varieties
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10 days ago
Post: 2805
Great Britain
Date: 1859 - Inscription: Victoria reads Viotoria - Question: Error?

 
By: Ash Bash
10 days ago
Post: 2810
If possible please get a clearer picture. My searches haven't picked up any errors like your describing so it'll be worth it for a closer look. Victorian shillings are always nice coins too!
 
By: Bernbirch
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10 days ago
Post: 2843

Tried to get a better photo, hope this helps.

 
By: Paul
Web references:
1. [www.londoncoins.]
2. [www.coins-of-the]
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9 days ago
Post: 2849

Hi Bernbirch, Your second image clearly shows the VIOTORIA inscription. We do not see an 1859 shilling with this variation in our reference material, but varieties and errors are not covered very completely for non-US coins. (US coins are swamped in this sort of thing.)

The images above confirm a couple of features. First, there is an 'O over C' variety as called out in our [londoncoins] web reference to the left. Second, a normal shilling displays an 'almost closed' C. It would take just a minor die variation to close the C all the way to make it look like an O.

There is not a lot more to say about your coin. You could take it to several dealers for in-person inspections, or write to London Coins about it. Also, the [coins-of-the-uk] web site might have more information for you.

 
By: Bernbirch
9 days ago
Post: 2871
Thanks very much for your comments and help.

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