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Farthing Details

Spink Ref : 3958

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 1

Beaded Border, 5 berries, but very often only 3 are visible due to weak strikes, colon after F:D (Freeman Obverse 1)

Reverse A

Beaded Border, 3 separate rocks to the left of the lighthouse.

Obverse 2

Toothed Border, 4 berries, Colon after F:D:, colons after BRITT and REG noticably wider than Freeman Obverse 3, highest leaf in wreath is long (Freeman Obverse 2)

Reverse B

Toothed Border, 1 large rock to the left of the lighthouse.

Obverse 2a

Broken E in REG – As Obverse 2 however the top bar of the E in REG is broken and several letters are missing serifs (die fill)

Obverse 2b

T/T in BRITT – As Obverse 2 however the first T in BRITT has been recut with a much higher T

Obverse 2c

Stop after F:D: – As Obverse 2 however the lowest stop of the colon after F:D is missing (die polishing marks where the stop should be)

Obverse 3

Toothed border, 5 berries to wreath – all legends and design complete

Obverse 3a

Stop after F:D: – As Obverse 3 however the lowest stop of the colon after F:D is missing (probably die fill)

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Freeman No:
Comments
1
A
1860-VB-1/A
496
Beaded border obverse / beaded border reverse
1
A
1860-VB-1/A-BP
497A
Bronze proof – beaded border obverse / beaded border reverse
2
A
1860-VB-2/A
498
Mule – 4 berries & toothed border obverse / beaded border reverse
2
B
1860-VB-2/B
499
4 berries & toothed border obverse / toothed border reverse
2
B
1860-VB-2/B-BP
500
Bronze proof – 4 berries & toothed border obverse / toothed border reverse
2a
B
1860-VB-2a/B
Unlisted
4 berries & toothed border obverse, broken E in REG / toothed border reverse
2a
B
1860-VB-2a/B▼
Unlisted
4 berries & toothed border obverse, broken E in REG / toothed border reverse (coin alignment)
2b
B
1860-VB-2b/B
Unlisted
4 berries & toothed border obverse, T over higher T in BRITT/ toothed border reverse
2c
B
1860-VB-2c/B
Unlisted
4 berries & toothed border obverse, single stop after F:D / toothed border reverse
3
A
1860-VB-3/A
Unlisted
Mule – 5 berries & toothed border obverse / beaded border reverse
3
B
1860-VB-3/B
501
5 berries & toothed border obverse /  toothed border reverse
3a
B
1860-VB-3a/B
Unlisted
5 berries & toothed border obverse, single stop after F:D / toothed border reverse