1902 English Penny

1902 English Penny

Post by HKFea » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00



Can someone tell me the difference between the 1902 British penny  low and
high sea level varities?  The SCWC's picture is not clear enough for me.
Thanks,

HKFears

 
 
 

1902 English Penny

Post by Bill Carne » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Can someone tell me the difference between the 1902 British penny  
low and
> high sea level varities?  The SCWC's picture is not clear enough for

me.

If you are a serious British collector get yourself a copy of Seaby's;
it has
photos that are useable. ;-)

Look at the part of the coin near Brittania's foot.  You'll notice two
folds
in the fabric of her clothing.  On the 'High Tide' coin, the
background water
level is at the uppermost fold.  On the 'Low Tide' coin, the water
level
is below the second fold of the clothing, and the waves appear to be
smaller.
You really need a magnifying glass to see it well.

FYI: This variety also exists in the halfpence series.

 
 
 

1902 English Penny

Post by Brad Swai » Wed, 10 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Can someone tell me the difference between the 1902 British penny  low and
> high sea level varities?  The SCWC's picture is not clear enough for me.

The HSL has the sea horizon intersecting where the left leg crosses
behind the right. The LSL  sea horizon is about a millimeter below that.
My pieces are too worn to use the folds in the clothing as a good reference.

Brad Swain