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Serration Count on Gold Sovereigns - The Number of Grains on Milled Edges

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Also 'interestingly' at 12 o clock the tip of the crown lies between 2 denticles.... From the 20 or so from my stack that I had photos of to count (eldest being 1853 and youngest dated 1877) assuming you start on the first denticle to the right of the tip of the crown, the 29th denticle seems to align with the point of the A in Regina.
Searching some other images, it seems that this is the case down to and including 1848 but then 1847 there are more denticles and I counted 31 to the same A 

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11 hours ago, modofantasma said:

Is there a reason you chose to count serrations over denticles?
For example have you experienced a pattern with counterfeits being inaccurate in their serration count more so than denticles? Is one easier than the other to get right

Our serration counts started because of a comment on an (American) coin forum.

We only thought about denticle counts quite recently.

Denticles are part ot the obverse or reverse designs, which one would expect to be less subject to variation, whereas edge serrations and lettering are a sligthly different part of the design and production processes.



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6 hours ago, LawrenceChard said:


Thanks. Next time I visit my sovs I'll take some pictures that I can use to count the serrations 

Normally it's easy to spot an outlier in terms of serrations, even for a relative beginner to collecting/ stacking, if you hold a handful of sovs together as if they were in a tube and look at all the edges together. Obviously then one could investigate further the outlier with known genuine examples 

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