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1843 Penny UK with colon (REG:) condition?

Hello. I bought a small bulk lot of coins at an online auction recently. Amongst the coins was this 1843 UK penny with a colon after the word "REG" on the obverse side. I'm new to collecting coins so I am hoping some more experienced collectors could give me their opinion as to what condition this coin is in. I was also wondering if I should clean it or do something to remove the corrosion around the letters. Thank you.

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2, 2023 3:43AM

    Do NOT attempt to clean any coin, it would just devaluate it.
    If you want to try to get rid of the gunk, soak it in acetone for about 24 hours
    and let air dry. Do not rub it in any way.
    You have a nice 1843 colon in about Very Fine condition.

  • @Greenstang said:
    Do NOT attempt to clean any coin, it would just devaluate it.
    If you want to try to get rid of the gunk, soak it in acetone for about 24 hours
    and let air dry. Do not rub it in any way.
    You have a nice 1843 colon in about Very Fine condition.

    Thank you!

  • robp2robp2 Posts: 141 ✭✭✭✭

    It's a farthing. Value is about a tenner.

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LOL, Rob beat me to it...

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • @robp2 said:
    It's a farthing. Value is about a tenner.

    Awesome! Thank you. Anyone want to buy it?

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