Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Die Numbers


Between 1863 and 1880 silver and gold coins issued by the Royal Mint for circulation in the UK and its possessions had a die number inscribed on them. This followed similar limited experiments on halfpence and pennies in 1862 and 1863.

The following list of die numbers was based originally on an article in the COIN 1974 Year Book by Michael Mapleton. The publishers seem to have gone out of business, so I can only acknowledge them as the source of this information, which has been supplemented by information supplied directly to me by a considerable number of contributors, including those listed below, to whom I am most grateful.

The list is almost certainly not exhaustive. Information on numbers not already listed would be most gratefully received, but should not be construed as adding any value to the new find - no premium in value is applied to particular die numbers.

Numbers reported well away from the general run should be viewed with a degree of scepticism. I am sure some of those said to be in the 80's are probably in the 30's. The clarity of some die numbers leaves something to be desired, particularly on the sixpence.


HALFPENNY (History - Values)

The die letter is to be found to the left of the lighthouse. These are rare trial pieces that entered circulation.

1862: A, B, C


PENNY (History - Values)

The die number is to be found below the date. These are rare trial pieces that entered circulation.

1863: 2, 3, 4


SIXPENCE (History - Values)

The die number is to be found just above the date on the reverse.

1864: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 58
1865: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 32
1866: none, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59
1867: All numbers from 1 to 23.
1868: All numbers from 1 to 16.
1869: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
1870: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 19
1871: none, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 47, 50, 52, 53
1872: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 51, 52, 57, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74
1873: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29, 31, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 73, 74, 75, 76, 79, 81, 82, 85, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 106, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 124
1874: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60
1875: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 46, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 84, 88
1876: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 29
1877: none, 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
1878: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6(DRITANNIAR), 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 37, 40, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 59, 63, 65, 70
1879: none, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21


SHILLING (History - Values)

The die number is to be found just above the date on the reverse.

1864: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 37, 39, 41(large 4), 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 55, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 77, 78, 80
1865: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29(5/3 overdate), 30, 31, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 88, 92, 94, 99, 100, 101, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 124, 125, 130
1866: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63(BBITTANNIAR), 64, 65, 66, 68, 70
1867 (1866 type obverse): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
1867 (1868 type obverse): 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 37 (& possibly 53, 55)
1868: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41.42, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54 (& possibly 71). One example with no die number has been reported.
1869: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
1870: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20
1871: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56
1872: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 113, 116, 117, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 135, 136, 137,138, 139, 150, 151, 153, 155
1873: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76, 79, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94, 96, 100, 101, 103, 105, 106, 107, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 135, 136, 137, 141
1874 (Crosslet 4): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
1874 (Plain 4): 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 76 (& possibly 87)
1875: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 84, 87
1876: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36 (& possibly 46, 55)
1877: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61.64, 66, 69, 70 (& possibly 86)
1878 (1877 type obverse): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 37, 40, 42 (the switch may at 40 rather than 44)
1878 (1879 type obverse): 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 74, 75, 76, 84
1879: none, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6(double H in shilling), 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 28. A 17 has been reported, but unusual aspects of this coin means that I would want to see a second coin before confirmation (second coin now seen, confirming unusual position of die number).

The 5/3 overdate for 1865 die 29 has been questioned as seemingly absent in one specimen.


FLORIN (History - Values)

The die number is to be found on the obverse under Victoria's bust just to the right of her brooch, except for some dies of 1877 where it is to the left.

1864 (mdccclxiv) : 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 17, 20, 24, 26, 30, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40, 44, 45, 47, 48, 52, 54, 55, 60, 62, 64, 68, 69, 71, 73
1865 (mdcccixv) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 39, 44, 44(colon), 45(colon), 46(colon), 49(colon), 65
1866 (mdccclxvi) : 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
1867 (mdccclxvii) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
1868 (mdccclxviii) : 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30
1869 (mdccclxix) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18
1870 (mdccclxx) : 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 35
1871 (mdccclxxi) : 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 60, 63, 66
1872 (mdccclxxii) : 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 21, 24, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53(or 55), 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 78, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 119, 121, 125, 127, 130, 131, 132, 134, 141, 143, 144, 148, 149, 150, 154
1873 (mdccclxxiii) : 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 51, 57, 60, 64, 67, 70, 78, 79, 87, 90, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 110, 127, 128, 129, 131, 132, 134, 138, 140, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151, 152, 154, 158, 161, 162, 166, 167, 171, 174, 175, 185, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 192, 196, 197, 198, 200, 201, 202, 206, 210, 213, 216, 219, 223, 225, 228, 233, 234, 244, 247, 248, 256, 258, 260, 261, 262
1874 (mdccclxxiv) : 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29(iv over iii), 30(iv over iii), 32, 34, 37, 38, 39, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62
1875 (mdccclxxv) : 18, 19, 20, 24, 34, 41, 45, 48, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 59, 62, 64, 65, 67, 70, 72, 74, 78, 79, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88
1876 (mdccclxxvi) : 9, 12, 17, 19, 21, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 40, 45, 47
1877 (mdccclxxvii) : 4, 5, 7, 8, 15, 18, 19, 26, 27, 30, 34, 36, 42, 56, 58, 59, 62, 68
1878 (mdccclxxviii): 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 40, 41, 43, 44, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 73, 79, 85, 88, 89, 93, 95



HALF SOVEREIGN (History - Values)

The die number is to be found on the reverse under the wreath.

1863: 3, 7, 9
1864: 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 30, 31, 33, 36
1865: 5, 12, 13, 19, 22, 26, 37, 38, 39, 41(confirmed)
1866: 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 21, 24, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 55
1867: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 37
1869: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 25
1870: 5, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
1871: 7, 9, 10, 17, 34, 61, 63, 64, 81 (die 10 has coarse border teeth on both sides; die 17 was used for proofs)
1872: 43, 50, 75, 79, 94, 100, 138, 141, 142, 143, 154, 168, 195, 198, 203, 212, 214, 245, 296, 320, 335, 338, 341, 346, 349, 380, 391
1873: 3, 8, 25, 65, 94, 147, 158, 171, 201, 222, 238, 241, 245, 275, 299, 300, 308, 309, 335
1874: 5, 8, 12, 26, 33, 45, 47, 74, 212, 342
1875: 5, 8, 23, 47, 72, 280
1876: 20, 25, 27, 30, 34, 37, 43, 44, 45, 49, 51, 52, 55, 58, 62, 65, 72, 73, 75, 79, 81, 83, 85, 88, 89, 98
1877: 11, 16, 25, 31, 37, 39, 46, 49, 51, 53, 54, 56, 58, 61, 66, 73, 85, 94, 97, 108, 109, 110, 120, 124, 134, 137, 139, 143, 150, 151, 155
1878: 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15, 17, 20, 24, 25, 28, 30, 32, 37, 40, 46, 51, 53, 59, 65, 71, 72, 76, 78, 81, 98, 101, 105, 108, 113, 162
1879: 57, 88, 89, 119, 180
1880: 78, 103, 104, 111, 114, 115, 118, 119, 125, 129, 131


SOVEREIGN (History - Values)

The die number is to be found on the reverse under the wreath. Rare proofs of the 1863 sovereign are known with a raised 827 on the truncation on the obverse; this is known with and without die 22 on the reverse.

1863: none, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 22
1864: 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 57, 60, 61, 62, 64, 66, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 104, 105
1865: 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 28, 32, 33, 35
1866: 1, 2.5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 63, 65, 66, 69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78
1868: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38
1869: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 54, 57, 58, 60, 62, 64
1870: 1, 34, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 93, 94, 96, 115, 116, 119, 120, 121, 123
1871: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 47, 48, 51, 58, 60, 61, 66, 67, 72, 73, 75, 78, 97, 98, 101, 102, 103, 105, 108, 110
1872: none, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 33, 37, 38, 39, 45, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61.66, 67, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 76, 80, 81, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112
1873: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 20, 24, 103, (& possibly 163, which may be a misread 103)
1874: 12, 15, 28, 32, 34, (& possibly 98, which may be a misread 28)

From 1871 to 1874 sovereigns were also issued with a St.George reverse. None of these have die numbers. Also from 1871 to 1887 sovereigns with a shield reverse were issued by the mints at Melbourne and Sydney. These have an M or S mintmark below the shield, and no die number.



Acknowledgements

See my Main Coins Index page for acknowledgements

My particular thanks to Joe Miller and his father for additional information.
My thanks also to Sylvester for the 1865 '22' and 1866 '30' sovereigns.
My thanks also to Jane Gleeson for reporting a '72' for the 1875 shilling.
My thanks also to Boris from Russia for reporting a '134' for the 1872 florin.
My thanks also to Clifford Thring for much valuable information on the shillings.
My thanks also to Jim McLaughlin for reporting a '2' for the 1873 florin.
My thanks also to Bill Dalzell for reporting a '3' for the 1873 florin.
My thanks also to Suzanne Beattie for reporting a '56' for the 1873 shilling.
My thanks also to Stephen Page for reporting an '8' for the 1873 sixpence.
My thanks also to Nick for reporting a '20' for the 1870 florin.
My thanks also to John Veitch for reporting both a '5' and a '15' for the 1866 sixpence, a '1' for the 1865 sixpence and another '1' for the 1873 sixpence. He has generously also provided a further report on the following enormous number of Sixpence die numbers: 1864: 4, 27; 1865: 14; 1866: 31, 32, 38, 45; 1869: 3; 1871: 6, 17, 21, 35, 37; 1872: 20, 39, 43, 58, 69, 70; 1873: 35, 40, 49, 52, 61, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 120; 1875: 9, 21, 27, 35, 52, 71; 1877: 25, 31; 1878: 11, 16, 50, 63.
My thanks also to Scott MacLeod for reporting a '19' for the 1872 sixpence.
My thanks also to Don Austin for reporting a '309' for the 1873 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Mike Brown for reporting a '27' for the 1872 florin.
My thanks also to BucksCoins for reporting the following: '48' for the 1874 sixpence; '51' for the 1875 sixpence; '62' for the 1864 shilling; '31' and '120' for the 1873 shilling; '57' for the 1878 shilling; '44' for the 1864 florin; '14' (no colon) and '45' (with colon) for the 1865 florin; '33' for the 1871 florin; '51', '63', '101' and '130' for the 1872 florin; '6', '154', '171', '196' and '200' for the 1873 florin; '37' for the 1874 florin; '33' for the 1876 florin;'17' for the 1878 florin; '30', '52', and '75' for the 1876 half sovereign; '78' for the 1877 half sovereign; '30' and '51' for the 1878 half sovereign; '51' for the 1864 sovereign; '23' and '44' for the 1866 sovereign; '38' for the 1871 sovereign; '19', '55', '56' and '91' for the 1872 sovereign; and finally a '12' for an 1873 sovereign.
My thanks also to Paul Smith for reporting a '60' for the 1864 florin, found while metal-detecting.
My thanks also to Paul Taylor for reporting a '6' for the 1874 florin.
My thanks also to Steev Schmidt for reporting a '1' for the 1873 sovereign.
My thanks also to Iain Catto for reporting a '47' for the 1872 Florin.
My thanks also to Simon Lee for reporting a '41' for the 1865 half sovereign and a '168' for the 1872 half sovereign. I have now received photographic confirmation of the former, which extends the known range.
My thanks also to Aditya of Mumbai for reporting a '94' for the 1873 Shilling.
My thanks also to Anthony Bradford for reporting an '11' for the 1866 Sixpence.
'10' for an 1873 sovereign, '12' for an 1874 sovereign, and '39' for an 1865 shilling appeared in Spink Auction catalogues.
My thanks also to Ross Nelson for reporting an '18' for the 1863 sovereign.
My thanks also to Andy Wookey for reporting a '104' for the 1864 sovereign and a '62' for the 1876 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Paul Critchell for reporting a '60' for the 1872 florin.
My thanks also to George N Shea for reporting a '19' for the 1867 sixpence, a '153' for the 1872 shilling, and an '87' for the 1873 shilling.
My thanks also to John Penney for reporting a '25' for the 1873 half sovereign.
My thanks also to William Aitkenhead for reporting a '5' for the 1878 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Calvin Taylor for reporting four one shilling die numbers: '106' for 1865; '32' for 1866; '54' for 1875; '15' for 1879.
My thanks also to Paul Portelli for reporting two one shilling die numbers: '76' for 1873; also a probable '35' also for 1873, but there is a possibility that either of the two numerals could be a 3 or a 5. A better specimen confirming the number has been seen on Ebay.
My thanks also to Bill Swainston for reporting a '12' for the 1865 half sovereign, found while metal-detecting.
My thanks also to Tom Lovelace for reporting a '125' and also a '141' for the 1872 florin.
My thanks also to Keith for reporting an '8' for the 1873 half sovereign.
My thanks also to John Whitlock for reporting a '118' for the 1880 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Andy Mitchell for reporting a '59' for the 1878 shilling.
My thanks also to Gregory Edmund for reporting a '36' for the 1873 sixpence.
My thanks also to 'RS' for reporting a '34' for the 1864 shilling.
My thanks also to Michael Knight for reporting a '27' for the 1878 shilling.
My thanks also to Darren Dixon for reporting a '5' for the 1874 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Kevin Malloy for reporting a '64' for the 1875 sixpence, and a '99' for the 1865 shilling.
My thanks also to Charles Farthing for reporting the following: Sixpence: '26' for 1864; '5' for 1871; '29' and '64' for 1873; '50' for 1874; '29' for 1877; '6' and '49' for 1878; Shilling: '17' for 1867 (1868 obverse); Florin: '37' for 1864; '26' and '44' for 1865; '15' for 1868; '67', '151', and '262' for 1873; '35' for 1876; '4' for 1877; '9' for 1878.
My thanks also to Glenn Davis for reporting a '14' for the 1871 florin.
My thanks also to Andy Unick for reporting a '222' for the 1873 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Jim Bradshaw for reporting a '4' for the 1869 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Roger Grogan for reporting a '59' for the 1874 florin.
My thanks also to Kevin Malloy for reporting many Ebay sales with previously unrecorded die numbers: sixpence: '94' for 1873; shillings: '106' for 1872, '60' for 1873, '60' for 1874, '60' for 1875, and '50' for 1877; florins: '64' for 1864, '12' for 1865,'49' for 1865(colon), '12' for 1868, '6', '7' and '9' for 1870, '61' and '78' for 1872, and also '174', '201' and '216' for 1873.
My thanks also to Kier Clement for reporting an '8' for the 1878 half sovereign.
My thanks also to Nick Previn for reporting a '19' for an 1876 sixpence, a '64' for an 1866 shilling, and a '143' for an 1873 florin.
My thanks also to Gary Smith for reporting a '29' for an 1866 shilling.
My thanks also to Scott Brown for reporting a '24' for an 1871 sixpence.
My thanks also to John Graham for reporting '16' and '22' for the 1867 sixpence, and '6', '8', '11' and '16' for the 1868 sixpence.
I have seen the following sixpence for sale on Ebay: '9' for 1864, '7' and '35' for 1872, '19' for 1877, '17' for 1878 and '11' for 1879.
I have seen the following shillings for sale on Ebay: '1' for 1865, '137' for 1872, and both '35' and '85' for 1873.
I have seen the following florins for sale on Ebay: '18' for 1865, '70' for 1872, and '78', '187' and '223' for 1873.
I have seen the following half sovereigns for sale on Ebay: '241' for 1873, and '20' for 1878.
I have seen the following sovereigns for sale on Ebay: '2' for 1864, '38' for 1869 and '45' for 1872.
My thanks also to Jonathan Roche for reporting a '9' for an 1873 florin.


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