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1879 Farthing – Aboutfarthings

View the Victoria bun head design type identifiers – Here

Farthing Details

Spink Ref : 3958

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 5

Normal (1.5 stops after F:D)

Reverse C

Normal

Obverse 5a

Colon after F:D

Reverse Ca

Large 9 in date

Obverse 5b

A over lower A in VICTORIA, colon after F:D

Reverse Cb

8 & 7 noticeably closer in date

 

Reverse Cc

8 & 7 noticeably closer in date, forked tail to R in FARTHING

Note: R in FARTHING is forked as found on all 1875 – 1878 farthings (excluding Heaton Mint issues and 1875 Large Date). The R in FARTHING appears to have been repunched over the Forked R, the tail of which remains visible in the background.

 

Reverse Cd

Wide date, large spacing between 8 & 7

 

Reverse Ce

Narrow date

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Freeman No:
Comments
5
C
1879-VB-5/C
538
1.5 stops after F:D
5
C
1879-VB-5/C-BP
539
Bronze proof – 1.5 stops after F:D
5
Ca
1879-VB-5/Ca-BP
540A
Bronze proof – large 9 in date, 1.5 stops after F:D
5
Cb
1879-VB-5/Cb
538
8 & 7 close, 1.5 stops after F:D
5
Cd
1879-VB-5/Cd
 538
Wide date, large spacing between 8 & 7, 1.5 stops after F:D
5
Ce
1879-VB-5/Ce
 538
Narrow date
5a
C
1879-VB-5a/C
 538
Colon after F:D
5a
Ca
1879-VB-5a/Ca
 540
Large 9, colon after F:D
5a
Cb
1879-VB-5a/Cb
 538
8 & 7 close, colon after F:D
5a
Cc
1879-VB-5a/Cc
 538
8 & 7 noticeably closer in date, forked tail to R in FARTHING, colon after F:D
5b
Ca
1879-VB-5b/Ca
540
Large 9, A over lower A in VICTORIA, colon after F:D