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NameFreeman, Bronze Coinage of Great Britain
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This book is considered one of the most important works on British bronze coinage and in actual fact it is the only single reference for all three of the bronze pre-decimal coin denominations (the penny, halfpenny and farthing). Its reference numbers are commonly used by all coin auction houses and many sellers of bronze coins to denote the specific coin variety.

Mr Freeman articulately describes the differences between the obverse and reverse types of the subject matter. Where relevant there are tables of the possible combinations of reverses and obverses, often many combinations even for a single date and each coin is assigned a rarity estimate. Proofs in bronze and other metals are also listed. Major variants caused by alterations to the dies, including changes to the date punches and major overstrikes resulting in letters/digits appearing to be struck on other letters or digits are also covered.

Over 1000 different coins are listed, including patterns (both official and unofficial).

Editions:

1970 The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain, by Michael J. Freeman, First edition; hardcove

1985 The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain, by Michael J. Freeman, Revised edition, published by Century; hardcover; ISBN 978-0091552404

2006 The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain, by Michael J. Freeman, 3rd Revised edition, published by Spink & Son Ltd; hardcover; ISBN 978-1902040783

2016 The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain (1860 - 1970), by Michael J. Freeman (author) and Christopher Henry Perkins (compiler), updated reprint (new images and coins listed, decimals removed), published by Rotographic; paperback; 978-0948964848

Author/sMichael J. Freeman
Year/s1970 - 2016
Web sitehttp://www.rotographic.com/the-titles/british-coins/m-j-freeman-bronze-coinage-of-great-britain/