The extremely rare 1818 8 over 7 Half Sovereign is sometimes mis-identified due to existence of a variety that appears as if it could be due to a defect on the right side of the second 8, making that side of the coin appear fatter. There is however no trace of the upper side of the 7 which would be clear if this was indeed the rarity. This article illustrates the two types.
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Really useful article, thank you.
Excellent article, clears up all the questions of what the real variety looks like as well as the one experts mis identify.