Great Britain 1723 farthing

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24857
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24857 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "George I Farthing 1723, 2nd Issue, MS65 RB PCGS, quite boldly struck from old dies, mottled brown reverse but the obverse shows some red color and is lovely. If you want a good portrait of George I in copper, this coin may be just the ticket." This type was struck 1719-24 and is common up thru Fine condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3662, KM 556.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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