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Coins of England across two-thousand years

Started by UK Decimal +, May 05, 2011, 11:56:45 AM

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Nice to see George V's hair. After Edward VII appeared bald on most coins, the UK mint engraved their sovereign's hair slightly deeper, but still way too shallow and too detailed. They learned only with George VI's portrait.

As for that George II tuppence, leave it exposed to polluted air and in time (how much time depends on the degree of pollution, it may take years) it will assume a natural colour again. To be fair, the tuppences still circulated in this era, so the coin may have needed a thorough rescue to be revived.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.