Great Britain 1719 farthing
This specimen was lot 29851 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description noted, "George I Farthing 1719 MS64 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal mint. Large Letters variety. Finest known quality for the date, with blue tinged coloration over the exposed surfaces and glowing original reddish highlights within the protected areas. A dearth of marks confirms the most-impressive near-Gem designation, and fully validates this piece as worthy of an elite British cabinet." This type was struck 1719-24 and is common up thru Fine condition. Proofs exist for 1719.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 556, S-3662.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.