Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Queensland First Sideface types – a summary
This post summarises how the different issue types can be distinguished.
1 d. - Die 1
Type 1: White indentation above “L” of Queensland
Type 2: Second “E” of Queensland has a long horizontal bottom stroke. Types 1 and 3 also have a long horizontal bottom stroke of the Second “E” so it is only type 2 if there are no indentions above “L” or between the “S” and the “L”.
Type 3: The tail of “Q” is short and stumpy
Type 4: White indentation between “S” and “L” of Queensland
1 d. - Die 2
Type 1: In the lower left spandrel the outer vertical white line merges with the white line outlining the oval
Type 2: The top of the right reversed S-shaped ornament is damaged
Type 3: At the left bottom corner the junction of the lines of colour is missing
Type 4: Absence of the above indications and malformation of the spandrel point below “E” of penny
2 d. – Die 1
Type 1: A white indentation above "L" of Queensland
Type 2: The second "E" in Queensland has a long horizontal stroke. There is an excrescence on the left side of the "A" of Queensland.
Type 3: The tail of "Q" is short and stumpy
Type 4: There is a white indentation above "S L"
2 d. – Die 2
Type 1: The foot of the right limb of 'N' of Pence touches the oval below
Type 2: The top bar of the first 'E' of Queensland is pointed and upturned at the end. The damaged scroll of die 1 has been repaired.
Type 3: 'C' of Pence is thinly drawn and larger than any other type
Type 4: There is a thin white line to the right of the upper curve of 'D'
Type 1: Letters 'NC' of Pence are close. 'F" of Four is close to the left bottom scroll
Type 2: Letters 'NC' of Pence are close
Type 3: Letters 'NC' of Pence are wider apart
Type 4: Letters 'NC' of Pence are wider apart. 'F" of four is close to the left bottom scroll and the vertical stroke is concave (curving in).
Type 1. The upright of ‘P’ is straight at the foot and the first ‘E’ of Pence has longer bars
Type 2. Type 2 ‘NC’ is wider spaced
Type 3. The middle bar of ‘E’ (first E of pence) is shorter than any other type
Type 4. The upright of ‘P’ is rounded at foot, and the first ‘E’ of Pence has longer bars
Type 1. The bottom of the O touches the white line outside the oval
Type 2. The top of the right limb of the H touches the right line around the oval. I of Shilling also touches the right line of the oval
Type 3. The horizontal stroke on the first L of shilling is cut short and there is a second bud on the lowest right-hand scroll. Under the first L there is usually a white bump
Type 4. The top of the O cuts the white line around the oval and the letters NG are close together