1 Farthing - Victoria 1st portrait

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

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Features

Location United Kingdom
Issuing entity The Royal Mint
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1838-1864
Value 1 Farthing = ¼ Penny = 1⁄48 Shilling = 1⁄960 Pound
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.72 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 December 1869
Number N# 5501
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 725,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3950
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.

Obverse

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

Note: varieties exist (see below)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
1858
W W

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

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)

Script: Latin

Lettering: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:

Unabridged legend: Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

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

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;

1838 reverse die variety:


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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1838  591 300 $ 0.99 $ 2.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00 10% 'DEF:' colon
1838  $ 12 2% 'DEF.' full stop
1839  4 300 800 $ 4.80 $ 6.10 $ 14 15%
1839  1.4% 'DEF' no stop
1839  0.14% Proof
1839  1.9% two-pronged trident
1840  3 010 500 $ 0.59 $ 2.80 $ 4.90 $ 4.90 $ 5.10 17%
1840  0.6% 'DEF..' two stops
1840  0.3% two-pronged trident
1841  1 720 300 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 5.20 $ 32 $ 150 12%
1841  0.3% Proof (possible restruck at later date)
1842  1 290 200 5%
1843  4 085 700 $ 2.90 $ 6.10 $ 13 14%
1843  1.3% '4' over inverted '4'
1843  0.2% 'I843' date error
1844  430 000 3%
1845  3 225 600 $ 4.80 $ 4.90 $ 10 11%
1846  2 580 400 $ 20 5%
1847  3 879 700 $ 4.90 $ 7.30 13%
1848  1 290 200 $ 3.80 $ 6.80 $ 7.90 9%
1849  645 100 2%
1850  430 080 $ 6.30 $ 16 $ 16 9% overdate varieties exist
1851  1 935 300 3%
1851  0.14% 'D' of DEI tipped
1852  822 500 $ 16 2%
1852  0.2% "18.5/2" overdate variety
1853  $ 5.20 $ 7.10 8% WW designer's initials incuse
1853  0.4% WW designer's initials incuse; Proof
1853  1 028 600 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 5.30 $ 11 22% WW designer's initials raised
1853  0.2% WW designer's initials raised; Proof
1854  6 504 900 $ 4.90 $ 7.50 11%
1855  3 440 600 $ 4.30 $ 12 3% WW designer's initials incuse
1855  2.0% WW designer's initials raised
1856  1 771 300 3%
1856  0.4% 'E' over 'R' in Victoria
1857  1 075 200 $ 5.20 $ 9.80 6%
1858  1 720 300 $ 6.30 $ 10 9%
1859  1 290 200 $ 31 1.8%
1860  $ 1.50 $ 2.10 $ 3.00 $ 4.40 7% overdate variety exists
1864  0.7% Proof

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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232225
Lot 64493
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2022 1839 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR65 Brown)
USD 840.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232147
Lot 64515
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2021 1841 UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 159.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62476
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1841 UNC
(PCGS MS65 Brown)
USD 228.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36395
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1841 UNC
(PCGS MS64 Brown)
USD 162.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62477
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1854 UNC
(NGC MS66 Brown)
USD 168.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232102
Lot 62453
Internet Archive
Jan 13, 2021 1858 UNC
(PCGS MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232206
Lot 62534
Internet Archive
Feb 3, 2022 1859 UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 174.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232220
Lot 63542
Internet Archive
May 12, 2022 1860 – overdate variety exists UNC
(NGC MS65 Red)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232206
Lot 62533
Internet Archive
Feb 3, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 124.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - Victoria (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232140
Lot 61471
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS65 Brown)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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