1 Farthing - George IV 2nd issue

Features

Location United Kingdom
Issuing entity The Royal Mint
King George IV (1820-1830)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1826-1831
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# 8082
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 697,
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# 3825
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

Laureate portrait of King George IV left, legend around, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA
· 1826 ·

Translation: George the Fourth 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 facing right, trident in left hand, shield with Union flag in right, legend around, national flower emblems in exergue.

Script: Latin

Lettering: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:

Unabridged legend: Britanniarum Rex Fidei Defensor

Translation: King 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 4.6-4.9g.

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1826  6 666 200 $ 4.50 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 15 $ 21 58% mintage includes KM#677
1826  0.6% Proof
1827  2 365 400 $ 6.00 $ 9.50 14%
1828  2 365 400 $ 8.30 $ 48 26%
1829  1 505 200 $ 3.90 $ 16 15%
1830  2 365 400 $ 2.90 $ 7.40 18%
1831  1.4% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - George IV (2nd issue)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Farthing - George IV (2nd issue)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232039
Lot 64377
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2020 1826 – mintage includes KM#677 UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 91.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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