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Coin Details

Spink Ref : 3950

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 2

WW Raised (10.5 border teeth)

Reverse B

Normal

Obverse 2a

WW Raised & Narrower Date (10 Border teeth)

Reverse Ba

No serifs to B in BRITANNIAR

Obverse 2b

WW Raised & Low 5

Reverse Bb

No colon after DEF

Obverse 2c

WW Raised & Wide Date (11 border teeth)

Reverse Bc

Stop after DEF

Obverse 2d

WW Raised & 3 Over 2

Magnified View

Reverse Bd

Detached shamrock

Obverse 2e

WW Raised & 53 over lower 52

Magnified View

Reverse Be

B over B in BRITANNIAR

Obverse 3

WW Incuse

Reverse Bf

Die flaw forming a raised dot behind Britannia’s plume

Obverse 3a

WW Incuse & 53 over lower 53

Magnified View

It would appear that there may be some further varieties related to this type, which are a 3 over a lower 3 and a 5 over a lower 5 but higher grade examples are required to confirm this. 

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Peck No: 
Comments
2
B
1853-VA-2/B
1575
WW Raised
2
B
1853-VA-2/B-CP
1577 
 Copper proof – WW Raised
2
B
1853-VA-2/B-BCP▼
1576
 Bronzed copper proof – WW Raised
2
Bb
1853-VA-2/Bb
1575
WW Raised, no colon after DEF
2
Bd
1853-VA-2/Bd
1575 
WW Raised, detached shamrock
2
Be
1853-VA-2/Be
1575
WW Raised, B over B in BRITANNIAR
2
Bf
1853-VA-2/Bf
1575
WW Raised, die flaw forming a raised dot behind Britannia’s plume
2a
Ba
1853-VA-2a/Ba
1575
WW Raised, no serifs to B in BRITANNIAR, narrow date
2b
B
1853-VA-2b/B
1575
WW Raised, low 5
2b
Ba
1853-VA-2b/Ba
1575
WW Raised, no serifs to B in BRITANNIAR, low 5
2b
Bc
1853-VA-2b/Bc
1575
WW Raised, low 5, stop after DEF
2c
B
1853-VA-2c/B
1575 
WW Raised, wide date
2c
Bd
1853-VA-2c/Bd
1575
WW Raised, detached shamrock, wide date
2d
B
1853-VA-2d/B
1575
WW Raised, 3 over 2
2e
B
1853-VA-2e/B
1575
WW Raised, 53 over lower 52
3
B
1853-VA-3/B
1578
WW Incuse
3
B
1853-VA-3/B-CP
1579
Copper proof – WW Incuse
3
Bc
1853-VA-3/Bc
1578 
WW Incuse, stop after DEF
3
Bd
1853-VA-3/Bd
1578
WW Incuse, detached shamrock
3a
B
1853-VA-3a/B
1578
WW Incuse, 53 over lower 53
3a
Ba
1853-VA-3a/Ba
1578
WW Incuse, 53 over lower 53, no serifs to B in BRITANNIAR