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Offline bhx7

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Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:34:20 PM »
Hi All

I have 2 unofficial farthings of Wilsons of Norwich 1839, but have noticed that there is a marked difference between the size of the legend and date on the reverses.
Is this something which Has already been noted previously as I have found no mention of it. Saying that I am quite new to token collecting but have been collecting
predecimal British coinage for a long time.

Thanks
Brian

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Re: Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 09:57:20 PM »
Yes, this pair of varieties is known about - they are both listed in the Token Book 2:

4050: Small date, numerals equal size. Top of NORWICH aligns with centre of K of BAKERS.

4055: Larger date, 839 are bigger than 1. Top of NORWICH aligns with space before K.

Can you post pictures of yours? Even though we seem to have answered your question, it would be good to illustrate the differences for the benefit of future searchers. A picture tells a thousand words!

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Re: Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 10:26:39 PM »
Thanks Fosseway

Totally appreciate the quick response. Here are the 2 side by side. Apologies for the bad picture but its just a quick snap with my phone then cropped.
Still think it shows the differences in the legend and Date though.

Regards
Brian

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Re: Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 10:29:02 PM »
Yes, this pair of varieties is known about - they are both listed in the Token Book 2:


Think this is a book I probably should invest in. Thanks again
« Last Edit: August 26, 2017, 05:49:43 PM by Figleaf »

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Re: Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 10:41:29 PM »
Think this is a book I probably should invest in. Thanks again

Yes, both it and the first volume (merchants' tokens of the 1640-1820 period) are well worth it IMO.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2017, 05:50:48 PM by Figleaf »

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Re: Wilsons Norwish 1839 - Confectioners & bakers
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 12:33:23 AM »
IHMO Bell's Unofficial Farthings 1820 - 1870 is still the best reference.

Here is the entry from there.
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