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Old 09-01-22, 11:38 AM
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The Marsh fake is the common one with the gappy scroll ends.

In short I believe the BM Dorset badge was made from the AA Dorset die. Note the reverse die impressions

I do not believe it to be the other way round as simply it’s not how you would construct a BM badge in the 1950s and I do not believe one would be created as late as the 1960s in metal. The solid mass between the Dorset and primus in Indis scrolls is indicative of this.

What’s more they all have horribly modern sliders on them regardless of construction. Post war period it might be expected to find a period maker marked example as was quite common but there are none.

There can be no dispute this die has been widely restruck, it was used in the Birmingham mint set and is found with the Gaunt B’ham mark. Note the pinned back which also appears on those with the fully die cast back with a pin behind the Sphinx.
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