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1851 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)

Reverse A

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

Image courtesy of Andy

Reverse Aa

The first 1 in the date is struck over a 5

Magnified View

 

Reverse Ab

The 5 in the date is struck over a higher 5 (often misattributed as 5 over 0)

Magnified View

Image courtesy of an anonymous collector

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Peck No:
Comments
1
A
FHCG1851-VA-1/A
1597
Normal
1
Aa
FHCG1851-VA-1/Aa
1597
First 1 in date over a 5
1
Ab
FHCG1851-VA-1/Ab
1597
5 in date struck over a higher 5