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1858 Farthing – Aboutfarthings

View the Victoria young head design type identifiers – Here

Coin Details

Spink Ref : 3950

Obverse Image

Reverse Image

Obverse 3

Large Date

Reverse B

Normal

Obverse 3a

Wide date (11 border teeth)

Reverse Ba

No serifs to B in BRITANNIAR

Obverse 3b

Datal figures 5 & 8 closer

Image Courtesy of James Redshaw

Reverse Bb

Detached shamrock

Obverse 3c

High 58

Reverse Bc

No serifs to B in BRITANNIAR and detached shamrock

Obverse 3d

1 over lower 1

Important Note:

Easily confused with the 1838 farthing, due to the missing upright on the 5, however It is worth noting that all 1858 farthings are WW incuse whereas all 1838 farthings are WW raised!!

Obverse 3e

1 over a higher 1

Magnified View

Obverse 3f

5 over lower 5 and 8 over higher 8

Image Courtesy of C.L.Bridge

Obverse 3g

Small date

Obverse 3h

Small date & OR over OR in VICTORIA

Magnified View

Obverse 3j

Slightly rotated D over a higher D in DEI

Magnified View

Known Die Combinations

Obverse
Reverse
Ref No:
Peck No:
Comments
3
B
1858-VA-3/B
1586
Large date
3
Bb
1858-VA-3/Bb
1586
Large date, detached shamrock
3
Bc
1858-VA-3/Bc
1586
Large date, no serifs on B & detached shamrock
3a
Bb
1858-VA-3a/Bb
1586 
Wide large date (11 border teeth), detached shamrock
3b
Bb
1858-VA-3b/Bb
1586
Datal figures 5 & 8 closer, detached shamrock
3c
B
1858-VA-3c/B
1586
High 58
3c
Bb
1858-VA-3c/Bb
1586 
Higher 58, detached shamrock
3d
B
1858-VA-3d/B
1586
1 over lower 1
3d
Bb
1858-VA-3d/Bb
1586
1 over lower 1 & detached shamrock
3d
Bc
1858-VA-3d/Bc
1586
1 over lower 1, no serifs on B & detached shamrock
3e
B
1858-VA-3e/B
1586
1 over higher 1
3e
Bb
1858-VA-3e/Bb
1586
1 over higher 1 & detached shamrock
3f
?
1858-VA-3f/?
1586
5 over lower 5 & 8 over higher 8
3g
Ba
1858-VA-3g/Ba
1586
Small date, no serifs on B
3g
Bb
1858-VA-3g/Bb
1586
Small date, detached shamrock
3h
Bb
1858-VA-3h/Bb
1586
Small date, detached shamrock & OR over OR in VICTORIA
3j
Bb
1858-VA-3j/Bb
1586 
Large date, detached shamrock & slightly rotated D over a higher D in DEI