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1828 Half Farthing

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Coin Details

Spink Ref : 3826
Diameter: 18mm
Weight : 2.4g

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 1

George’s bust facing left, date below bust, abbreviated legend is as follows: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA (George by the Grace of God)

Image courtesy of Andy

Reverse A

Seated Britannia facing right, holding a shield and trident, abbreviated legend is as follows: BRITANNIAR: REX: FID: DEF: (King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith). The trident prongs and top of the helmet are slightly above the base of the legend.

Image courtesy of John Spring

Obverse 1a

Last 8 tilted so it is virtually touching the 2

Image courtesy of Melissa Mckay

Reverse B

Seated Britannia facing right, holding a shield and trident, abbreviated legend is as follows: BRITANNIAR: REX: FID: DEF: (King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith). The trident prongs and top of the helmet are in line with the base of the legend.

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Peck No:
Comments
1
A
FHCG1828-G4-1/A
1446
Reverse Type A
1
A
FHCG1828-G4-1/A-BCP
1447
Bronzed Copper Proof, Reverse Type A, die rotation 180°
1
A
FHCG1828-G4-1/A-CP
1448
Copper Proof, Reverse Type A
1a
A
FHCG1828-G4-1a/A
1446
Reverse Type A, tilted last 8 in date
1
B
FHCG1828-G4-1/B
1449
Reverse Type B (smaller Britannia)