Guernsey 8 Doubles of 1874: obverse and reverse dies

This page displays illustrations for Guernsey 8 doubles 1874 obverse and reverse dies. All images are taken by myself. Grey squares mean that I don't have the coin with given die and cannot make an image. See also the main page dedicated to my Guernsey collection.

Original classification in Exley's book is based on work by W. Marshal-Fraser (see bibliography) and includes Types I to V. In the written notes (which did not make into print) W. Exley has discarded Type I (E35). My assumption is that Type I is actually Type II with one leaf on the left part of obverse unnoticed; it is barely visible. Therefore I have deleted Type I as well. Type IV was confirmed by Flt. Lt. Patrick McKenzie in 1978; see handwritten note in Exley book. No information is available on Type V. One new reverse (Rev. C) was discovered since; it is paired with obverse 1.

Obverse dies

Obverse dies are distinguished by the number of leaves in the left part of wreath.

Obv. 1. Type II.
Left 13L 5B as 3-6-4, 2-2-1. Right 11L 5B as 2-1-4-4, 1-1-2-1. One leaf on the left is almost hidden from view but must be counted.
Obv. 2. Type III.
Left 12L 5B as 3-5-4, 2-2-1. Right 11L 5B as 2-1-4-4, 1-1-2-1. One of the berries to right is at the point of the leaf.
Obv. 3. Type IV.
Left 11L 5B as 2-1-4-4, 1-1-2-1. Right 11L 5B as 2-1-4-4, 1-1-2-1.
Flt. Lt. Patrick McKenzie was mentioned having two samples 15/08/1978.
Obv. 4. Type V.
Left 14L 5B as 4-6-4, 2-2-1. Right 11L 5B as 2-1-4-4, 1-1-2-1.

Reverse dies

Reverses are classified by the number of leaves in the group to the right of bow and form of the triad to the right of S.

Rev. A.
Left 13L 7B as 3-3-4-3, 2-2-2-1. Right 13L 7B as 3-3-3-4, 2-2-2-1. Four leaves to the right of bow; triad almost regular (E36 in Exley book).
Rev. B.
Left 13L 7B as 3-3-4-3, 2-2-2-1. Right 12L 7B as 3-3-3-3, 2-2-2-1. Three leaves to the right of bow, triad irregular (E37 in Exley book).
Rev. C.
Three leaves to the right of bow, triad regular. (E38 in Exley book).

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