1897 Farthing
Coins For Sale

Coin Details
Mintage : 4,580,000
Spink Ref : 3963 & 3964
Reverse Image
Obverse Image

Reverse 1

Bright Finish - Low Horizon

Image Courtesy of an Anonymous Collector

Obverse A

Bright Finish

Image Courtesy of an Anonymous Collector

Reverse 2

Artificially darkened - High Horizon

Obverse B

Artificially darkened

Reverse 3

Artificially darkened - Low Horizon

Comparison

The high horizon is apparent on the rock by the shield (the vertical section of rock is above sea level on the low horizon) and also by the distance between the sea level and the back leg of Britannia which is smaller. The blue line indicates the sea level, the white line indicates where the top of the rock meets the shield.

Reverse 4

Bright Finish - High Horizon

Image Courtesy of an Anonymous Collector

 

Known Die Combinations
Reverse
Obverse
Ref No:
Peck No:
Freeman No:
Comments
1
A
CG1897-VC-1A
1961
?
Low Horizon Bright
2
B
CG1897-VC-2B
1962
?
High Horizon Dark
3
B
CG1897-VC-3B
1961
?
Low Horizon Dark
4
A
CG1897-VC-4A
1961
?
High Horizon Bright
 

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