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1 Farthing - William IV

Features

Country United Kingdom
King William IV (1830-1837)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1831-1837
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper
Weight 4.72 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1869
References KM# 705,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 3848
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA
1831

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

Lettering: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:

Translation: King of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight was one sixth ounce avoirdupois (72 11/12 grains) although can vary between 4.6-4.9g.

Reverse die varieties:

Rev A incuse line down the arms of the saltire (St, Andrews's cross);
Rev B raised line down the arms of the saltire;

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1831  2,688,000 9.73 32%
1831  0.18% Proof
1834  1,935,360 4.44 7.54 28%
1835  1,720,300 2.01 7.42 8.17 32%
1836  1,290,200 7.64 17%
1837  3,010,500 3.99 3.99 7.64 26%

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