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1847 Half Farthing – Aboutfarthings

1847 Half Farthing

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Coin Details

Spink Ref : 3951
Diameter: 18mm
Weight : 2.4g

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 1

Victoria’s bust facing left, abbreviated legend is as follows, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D: (Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of Britains, Defender of the Faith)

Image courtesy of Andy

Reverse A

“Half Farthing” with a royal crown above and the date below.

Image courtesy of Andy

Obverse 1a

R Over A in BRITANNIAR (To be confirmed as R/A)

Obverse 1b

Slightly rotated V in VICTORIA

Magnified View

Image courtesy of Andy

Obverse 1c

Broken O in VICTORIA (Often incorrectly attributed as Inverted U)

Magnified View

Image courtesy of John Spring

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Peck No:
Comments
1
A
FHCG1847-VA-1/A
1596
Normal
1a
A
FHCG1847-VA-1a/A
1596
R over A in BRITANNIAR
1b
A
FHCG1847-VA-1b/A
1596
Rotated V in VICTORIA
1c
A
FHCG1847-VA-1c/A
1596
Broken O in VICTORIA