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I have a 1843 gold shield sov that as numeral used Roman 1 instead of the second Letter in the word Britanniarum is it worth more, I had a look around but no information on pricing. Grade around fine. It would have been much better if the reef section was an error, at the bottom of the shield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What I read it's a reversed Roman 1Numeral instead of the second Letter. I double checked and did see a difference. But I check again I'm probably just getting my hopes up, but if checked a few times. I think the best example I saw was on the GoldSovereignExpert site, Rare reversed 1 instead of I Hope I'm right probably not. By the way you were right I sent the other sov back to the Mint 

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29 minutes ago, gazer said:

What I read it's a reversed Roman 1Numeral instead of the second Letter. I double checked and did see a difference. But I check again I'm probably just getting my hopes up, but if checked a few times. I think the best example I saw was on the GoldSovereignExpert site, Rare reversed 1 instead of I Hope I'm right probably not. By the way you were right I sent the other sov back to the Mint 

A reversed Roman 1 will be the same as a normal Roman 1 as the figure is symmetrical. There is a reversed Arabic 1 that sometimes masquerades as a normal 1 or as a letter i

most Roman 1 errors you see are actually Arabic 1 over reversed Arabic 1, true Roman 1 instead of 1 in the date are actually very rare.

Actually these errors are probably misnomers, they are probably just capital letter i not Roman I which look the same. Put it this way they didn't use true Roman number 1 punches after William  but capital i are used extensively, if in fact there is a difference.

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4 hours ago, sovereignsteve said:

A reversed Roman 1 will be the same as a normal Roman 1 as the figure is symmetrical. There is a reversed Arabic 1 that sometimes masquerades as a normal 1 or as a letter i

most Roman 1 errors you see are actually Arabic 1 over reversed Arabic 1, true Roman 1 instead of 1 in the date are actually very rare.

Actually these errors are probably misnomers, they are probably just capital letter i not Roman I which look the same. Put it this way they didn't use true Roman number 1 punches after William  but capital i are used extensively, if in fact there is a difference.

Thank you for the information. I'm learning every day.

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When I read this I thought that sounds unusual a r replaced by an I.  Then I saw the pic and thought that's just a normal coin before realising you didn't mean the second letter but the second i even though I still couldn't see anything out of the ordinary. 

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