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Farthing Details

Spink Ref : 3958

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 5

4 Berries (Freeman Obverse 5) 1.5 stops after F:D:

Reverse C

Toothed border, shield has no heraldic hatching, no H below date.

Obverse 6

3 Berries (Freeman Obverse 6) colon after F:D:

Reverse E

Heraldically coloured – heraldic colouring to the design on the shield is depicted by hatching, no H below the date, only known to exist on Proof coins for this date

Obverse 7

3 Berries (Freeman Obverse 7) colon after F:D:

Reverse Ea

Cooke type A – Similar to Reverse E, however there is now a H below the date to represent the Heaton Mint. The H is virtually in contact with the first 8

Reverse Eb

Cooke type B – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H is clear of the linear circle and close to the first 8

 

Reverse Ec

Cooke type C – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H is clear of the linear circle and central between the 8’s

Reverse Ed

Cooke type D – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H is low and central between the 8’s. The bases to the lettering are chunky, and the lighthouse is shorter and has a rounded top


Reverse Ee

 

Cooke type E – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H is lower (also note the weakness in the linear circle below the H)

Reverse Ef

Cooke type F – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H has been recut and the underlying H is partially visible between the uprights of the H

Reverse Eg

Cooke type G – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H has been recut and both H’s are fully visible

Image courtesy of an anonymous collector

Reverse Eh

Cooke type H – Similar to Reverse Ea, although the H is low and beneath the upright of the first 8

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Freeman No:
Comments
5
C
1881-VB-5/C
544
4 Berries, Obverse type 5
6
C
1881-VB-6/C
545
3 Berries, Obverse type 6
7
C
1881-VB-7/C
546
3 Berries, Obverse type 7
7
E
1881-VB-7/E-BP
547
Bronze proof – 3 Berries, Obverse type 7/Reverse Type E “heraldically coloured shield”
7
Ea
1881-VB-7/Ea
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is virtually in contact with the first 8
7
Eb
1881-VB-7/Eb
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is higher and close to the first 8
7
Ec
1881-VB-7/Ec
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is higher and central between the 8’s
7
Ed
1881-VB-7/Ed
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is low and central between the 8’s
7
Ee
1881-VB-7/Ee
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is low and close to the first 8
7
Ef
1881-VB-7/Ef
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date has been recut and the underlying H is partially visible between the uprights of the H
7
Eg
1881-VB-7/Eg
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date has been recut and both H’s are fully visible
7
Eh
1881-VB-7/Eh
548
3 Berries, Obverse type 7/H below date is low and beneath the upright of the first 8