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1897 Farthing – Aboutfarthings

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Farthing Details

Spink Ref : 3963 & 3964

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 1

Bright finish

Reverse A

Bright finish, low horizon

Obverse 1a

Artificially darkened

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Reverse Aa

Artificially darkened, low horizon

Comparison

The high horizon is apparent on the rock by the shield (the vertical section of rock is above sea level on the low horizon) and also by the distance between the sea level and the back leg of Britannia which is smaller. The blue line indicates the sea level, the white line indicates where the top of the rock meets the shield.

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Reverse B

Bright finish, high horizon

 

Reverse Ba

Artificially darkened, high horizon

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Freeman No:
Comments
1
A
1897-VC-1/A
574
Low horizon, bright finish
1
B
1897-VC-1/B
575
High horizon, bright finish
1a
Aa
1897-VC-1a/Aa
574
Low horizon, darkened finish
1a
Ba
1897-VC-1a/Ba
575
High horizon, darkened finish