1 Farthing - Victoria 1st portrait

1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1838-1864
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.72 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1869
Number N# 5501
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 725,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 3950
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait ('Young Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around, date below, initials on bust truncation.

Note: varieties exist (see below)

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
1858
W W

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia right, trident in left hand, shield with Union flag in right hand, legend around, national flower emblems in exergue.

Note: varieties exist (see below)

Lettering: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:

Translation: Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith (Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight was one sixth ounce avoirdupois (72 11/12 grains) although can vary between 4.5-4.9g.

1838 reverse die variety:



Obverse and reverse die varieties:

Obv 1 (1838-49) 'WW' raised on truncation, head and bun further from legend;
Obv 2 (1850-53, 1855) 'WW' raised on truncation, head and bun closer to legend;
Obv 3 (1853, 1855-59) 'WW' incuse on truncation, head and bun closer to legend;
Rev A (1838-45) Trident shaft touches thigh, straight mouth, plume touches shoulder;
Rev B (1843-59) Trident shaft short of thigh, down-turned mouth, plume short of shoulder;

For more detailed information on Victorian farthing varieties, please visit Aboutfarthings.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1838  591 300 $ 2.47 $ 2.11 $ 6.58 11% 'DEF:' colon
1838  $ 18 2% 'DEF.' full stop
1839  4 300 800 $ 3.85 $ 5.33 $ 15 15%
1839  1.2% 'DEF' no stop
1839  0.08% Proof
1839  1.7% two-pronged trident
1840  3 010 500 $ 5.67 $ 5.67 16%
1840  0.4% 'DEF..' two stops
1840  0.16% two-pronged trident
1841  1 720 300 $ 3.60 $ 7.67 $ 6.80 12%
1841  0.2% Proof (possible restruck at later date)
1842  1 290 200 5%
1843  4 085 700 $ 3.66 $ 6.59 $ 5.98 13%
1843  1.6% '4' over inverted '4'
1843  0.08% 'I843' date error
1844  430 000 3%
1845  3 225 600 $ 5.26 $ 5.52 10%
1846  2 580 400 $ 25 5%
1847  3 879 700 $ 5.26 $ 7.93 12%
1848  1 290 200 $ 4.11 $ 8.50 9%
1849  645 100 2%
1850  430 080 $ 6.79 $ 18 9% overdate varieties exist
1851  1 935 300 3%
1851  0.08% 'D' of DEI tipped
1852  822 500 2%
1852  0.2% "18.5/2" overdate variety
1853  $ 5.67 $ 8.20 9% WW designer's initials incuse
1853  0.5% WW designer's initials incuse; Proof
1853  1 028 600 $ 3.29 $ 4.61 $ 5.70 $ 11 22% WW designer's initials raised
1853  0.2% WW designer's initials raised; Proof
1854  6 504 900 $ 3.40 $ 18 12%
1855  3 440 600 3% WW designer's initials incuse
1855  2% WW designer's initials raised
1856  1 771 300 3%
1856  0.2% 'E' over 'R' in Victoria
1857  1 075 200 $ 5.67 5%
1858  1 720 300 $ 13 8%
1859  1 290 200 1.7%
1860  7% overdate variety exists
1864  0.8% Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

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