Great Britain 1734 farthing

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22205
Great Britain 1734 farthing rev Ponterio 169-22205.jpg

This specimen was lot 22205 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $141. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1734. NGC XF-45 BN." This type is listed for 1730-39 and is fairly common in worn condition. The mint did not produce near enough small change for the industrial boom of the eighteenth century, leading to a proliferation of private tokens. The situation would not be rectified until the reform of 1817.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3720; KM-572.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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