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Ray Haining
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On Jul 3, 2015, Michael Rubinstein wrote:
They are all real, but the metal changed with the King George pennies, and may have changed again with the Queen Elizabeth pennies (or they are just the same). The two types of Queen Victoria pennies (i think the older ones from the 1800s are called the bun type, and the ones after those from the early 1900s were the veil type) are the ones that turn dark.


Are you sure about that? I had a couple of King George pennies from the early 1900s (which I don't have anymore) that were very dark and definitely made of different material from the Queen Elizabeth pennies we are all familiar with.
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The King George pennies appeared in the early 1900s. They were the same bronze metal as the queen Victoria pennies, until in 1925 became 95% copper. During the war they became 97% copper, but went right back to the 95% copper mix after the war, and are the same as the Queen Elizabeth pennies. I should add that I love the Queen Victoria pennies since they look good, are not expensive, and are soft. The bun head coins are usually softer but have less detail. The veil head pennies work great as well and also look good.
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On Jul 2, 2015, Bin wrote:
But I need a half dollar sized coin ... I love the idea of the hole, don't get me wrong. The Hong Kong coins I found on the Johnson Magic Products website, for example, looked really good to me, but I chickened out at the price and ordered some English Pennies instead.


Note that the Hong Kong coins are gaffed coins, hence their $35 price tag.

But Johnson also sells regular (ungaffed) Chinese coins for only $15 each. See: http://www.johnsonmagicproducts.com/shop......a2ee1975
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Thanks, karnak! I may just purchase their regular Chinese coin some time in the future.
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