Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Post by ewellin.. » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Does anyone know the value of a 1902 Great Brittain Penny in VF?

 
 
 

Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Post by bleugh.. » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Is the penny's tide behind Brittainia high or low?
Nick Wakefield

 
 
 

Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Post by Alan Poot » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00


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> Does anyone know the value of a 1902 Great Brittain Penny in VF?There are two types. The more common is valued at about $3 in VF and the

scarcer "low tide" at about $10.
Regards, Alan Poots
 
 
 

Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Post by Brad Swai » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00


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> Does anyone know the value of a 1902 Great Brittain Penny in VF?

The Standard Catalog of World Coins lists 2 varieties, low and high sea
level. The high sea level horizon is where the rear leg crosses behind
the other. The low sea level horizon is about a millimeter below the
legs' intersection.
In VF:
LSL $9
HSL $2

Brad Swain

 
 
 

Value of a British 1902 Large Penny?

Post by Tony Clayt » Wed, 04 Dec 1996 04:00:00



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> Does anyone know the value of a 1902 Great Brittain Penny in VF?

This is a more complex question than it first seems.

There are two varieties of the 1902 penny.  The first has a low level in the
sea to the right of Britannia (known as the Low Tide 1902 penny!).  The second
has the same level as in other years of Edward VII pennies, with the horizon
intersecting the legs of Britannia at the point where they cross.

My Coincraft Catalogue gives the following values in UK pounds (1 UKP = $1.61 today)

                VF     EF     Unc
1902 low tide    8     20     50
1902 normal      4     7      12

But Coin News for November 1996 gives values in UK pounds as

                VF     EF     Unc
1902 low tide    4     22     40
1902 normal      1     7      15

So take your pick.

Below VF the value is only a few pence

--
Tony Clayton