1983 one pound coin

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karlpc
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1983 one pound coin

Post by karlpc » Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:21 am

hello,
i have a 1983 one pound coin with "upside down " writing on the edge of the coin...decus et tutamen..is this true?
they are on ebay which raises my suspicion
thanks

coinguy
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Re: 1983 one pound coin

Post by coinguy » Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:41 am

You don’t give much information. Where is the coin from?
Also could you post either a photo or twelve digit ID number so we can look it up.

karlpc
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Re: 1983 one pound coin

Post by karlpc » Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:10 pm

its a british one pound coin 1983
12 digit id #?
its a thick coin with writing on the edge
some people are claiming its a error claiming the lettering is upside down
hope this helps

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1983 one pound coin

Post by Bill in Burl » Sun Apr 03, 2022 4:50 pm

What do you mean about the upside down writing on the edge. Do you mean where the reeding is or the edge of the Obv or Rev design?

OK, I looked at the coin for coins that have actually "sold", not what they were listed for.; They sell for between $2 and $10:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 1&_fosrp=1
Bill in Burl

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Re: 1983 one pound coin

Post by coinguy » Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:08 pm

OK, now I know what you are referring to.
It is not an error, the edge writing is put on at a different process from when the coin is struck.
It is fifty fifty as to which way it reads so there is no extra value either way.

karlpc
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Re: 1983 one pound coin

Post by karlpc » Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:37 pm

thank you mr coin guy

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