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  1. I felt that I contributed too much detail on the thread on Half pennies showing all the overstamps and errors I had found in my own collection collected in the last 6 years. Every coin has come from eBay and I have never attended an auction and I have enjoyed the challenge of finding errors already discovered and covered comprehensively by M Goulby in the specialised edition Bronze Pennies from 1860 to 1901 and others mentioned in numerous excellent websites created and administered by long time members of this forum and others who I am unsure if members. I wanted to photograph and record all my examples for my own catalogue in readiness for donation to the Trust I hope then it will be used after my demise to help them sell off my collection. I may replicate examples in other places with this in mind. I will use the prefixes used by Goulby and so that I can start to remember them the Freeman nomenclature. I find errors surprisingly interesting, Perhaps because of the turmoil in the transition to Bronze from Copper they illustrate a somewhat chaotic time at the mint. In previous discussions others have explained some of the problems there is an interesting back story which involves a lot of politics and a great deal of personal intrigue in the life of L C Wyon the designer of the new reverse and obverse. The royal mint seems to have been undergoing a lot of changes which may contribute to some of the story and sadly most f the records for this period are lost because of a fire in the records office of the Royal mint in the 19th C. If you feel you would rather this be included in some other thread then just let me know and I will stop and relocate. It takes a lot of time to photograph and record these errors. More than anything else I would be eternally grateful for your own examples that will help verify any previously unlisted. This goes for the half pennies in particular which do not get the same limelight as the penny. So please add your own Thanks

    Encased Farthings

    I have recently acquired some Encased Farthings and these I find very interesting. I am wondering if other members collect these at all. Also how are these produced? I can understand they were done for advertising purposes, so why did they not use other coins as well for example sixpences? Here are a couple that I have just received. the first is in rather a poor state but the other is far better.
  3. stormbass

    1853 3 over 2 farthing?

    Hello. Is it 3 over 2 variation?
  4. I picked up an old collection of Farthings the other day - mostly for upgrades to my own collection. I have loaded the 19 I will use as upgrades to my Onedrive folder at: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Alos83kNwyLnsi3O4FW1J24Chp4K as there are too many to post individually here. (There are 19 in this folder from 1675 to 1863 and another 21 I have not photographed as they are not going into my collection, and will go for sale.) I hope those of you who enjoy farthings can get some pleasure out of reviewing them! A few queries too: 1. The 1721 is the "dot after date" variety. In Spink this is listed as only a little scarcer than normal, but I can find no example sold on Ebay recently. Does anyone have information on how much scarcer this actually is? 2. The 1863 seems to be 3a and Bb using the codes on @Colin G. site - but I can't see any trace of the slender 8 under the 8. Is this a different reverse die or is it just my poor eyesight? 🙂 3. Have I missed any other variety in this lot? For those who can't be bothered to use the link, here is on of my favourites - the 1749 Farthing, which, despite the obverse scratches, seems pretty good to me!
  5. Title sez it all , anyone out there got one , would love a pic if you have one.
  6. Was just brousing the bay the other day and I came across what seems to be a peck 821 (1721/0) , its from the same dies as the one that I have in my collection as it has a v over v in georgivs. It's not been seen by the seller just take a look its only got a day or so to run, seller has missed it due to it not being that clear . It is a rare coin though I suspect a couple of people might have spotted it anyway. Item number 332795576612 just in case anyones interested - I would grade as near fine
  7. Farthings I am on not pennies! anyone ever come across a B over an E in BRITT on the 1863 farthing? This is a very clear example and I have not seen it listed before the central arm of the E and the overhang of the squared off upper arm are clearer in the hand than in the images but they clearly show that a squared off letter existed under the B at some point. The straight middle section cuts the B at the centre. I have tried to find another one but with these things I would rather ask the forum of farthing lovers if they know of the error and if they might check any they have to see how rare or common it is. Many thanks Larry
  8. Found these 2 coins in a mixed lot, both appear to be silver in colour & off metal strike(Not plated, tested edge with white fluid & no usual signs of being plated) the 1902 Edward VII Halfpenny compared to a normal coin is a thicker planchet at nearly 2mm, weight is 5.9 grams & 26mm, the coin has some wear to high spots but otherwise is in very good condition.The 1901 Victoria Farthing is very similar in appearance & weight is 2.88 grams & 21mm. Can anyone help with identification of what these might be. Thank you
  9. Liam

    Farthing error?

    Hi! I don't post here much (always reading the forum though!), but would like one of you knowledgeable folk to help if you can! I am just wondering what could have possibly caused my 1940 farthing to appear as it does? It is very dark in colour (with some red) and has a rough feel to it. The reverse appears to be slightly concave, and there is also a raised dot before the date. I imagine it must have been done during the minting process, so I'm just wondering if anybody knows how? The pics should hopefully show below, I've pictured it next to a regular farthing for comparison. Cheers!

    Has This Been Cleaned

    Hi everyone need your advice please has this coin been cleaned I am not too sure looks very shiny to me for coin of that age. I did not pay a vast amount for it but will fill a space in my Farthing collection that coming on well. The reason I ask is that the seller has more of these and would like to go for them it this ones all right. Will leave it up to the professionals but not Bodey and Doyle.
  11. Hi all, Would anyone be interested in the below ? Im looking for £575 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Queen Anne (1702 – 14) Pattern Farthing in Lead, bust left, ANNA AVGVSTA. rev. Peace standing in biga, PAX MISSA PER ORBEM (cf. BMC 766 for specimen in tin) Porous flan, fine, and believed to be unique thus extremely rare. Provenance Ex Archbishop Sharp* Collection, Glendinings 5th October 1977, lot 274 Ex The Colin Cooke Collection, lot 497 * Dr John Sharp (1645 – 1714) was Archbishop of York from 1691 until his death in 1714, and from a note in his Will it is known that he began collecting coins in 1687. As a noted numismatist of his day, many of the coins such as this rare piece would have been bought contemporary to the time when they were made.


    I have a 1746 Farthing not the best condition, but have found that Obverse is upside down to the Reverse. I hope you understand when looking at the Reverse with the date at the bottom and you turn it over like turning a page in a book the head on the Obverse is upside down. My question is this normal or have I found something unusual. I only ask as I do not have anything else of that age to compare it with. Any help appreciated please.
  13. Hi everyone I have been eyeing off a farthing that was previously auctioned in the "Lorne Collection of Farthings" in Noble auction 82. http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/search/?sale=82&p=1&c=2429 Does anyone know anything of Mr (or Mrs) Lorne ? I am unable to find any info by a simplistic google search. It looked like a pretty nice collection of farthings, so someone here may know of this person. I am interested in knowing the history of any coin I might buy. I probably would have got on alright with Lorne. cheers Garrett.
  14. I'm quite new to grading coins and think I may have been over grading my coins. I've just bought this 1906 farthing and just wandered if people could let me know what they think the grade is to help me get my eye in. I've read up quite a few different sources online and id grade this coin maybe VF - NEF. If I could have your opinions it would be gratefully appreciated and if its lower that what I think could you give a little explanation on what would have lowered the grade. Sorry for the newbie question again. Many thanks in advance. Ps. I do apologise for the photos, have had to use a phone camera.
  15. arthurcrown

    George 1st Farthings

    I'm relatively new to coin collecting so am picking things up and learning as I go, sometimes the hard way and buying the odd dud !. Just arrived today are my latest additions which I picked up via ebay, a 1717 'Dump issue' and a 1719 farthing. From what I can gather the Dump issue farthing is quite rare and commands a high premium. I've trawled the internet and am having trouble finding many examples to compare it with grade-wise. At a guess I'd say it was about Fine, maybe the worn legend on the reverse affecting it more ? Regarding the 1719 issue there are a couple of cracks in the flan on the obverse, does this affect the value of a coin much ? The date is the small 9 variety listed in my old Coincraft book which lists it as a higher value coin. Again, I'm having a bit of difficulty in finding out much more about this variety. Any info from the pros on either of these coins would be much appreciated thanks.