½ Farthing - William IV Colonial issue


Issuer United Kingdom
King William IV (1830-1837)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1837
Value ½ Farthing = 1⁄96 Shilling (1⁄1920)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.36 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1869
Number N# 24357
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 724,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3849
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.


Uncrowned portrait of King William IV right, legend around, date below.


Translation: William the Fourth by the Grace of God


Seated figure of Britannia facing right, holding a shield and trident, legend around, national flower emblems in exergue.


Translation: King of Britain Defender of the Faith




Struck for use in Ceylon, the standard weight of these pieces was 1/12 ounce avoirdupois (36.5 grains).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1837  1 935 300

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Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 33051
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 1560.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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