Great Britain 1773 farthing

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 34813
GB 1773 farthing rev P177-34813.jpg

This specimen was lot 34813 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $200. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1773. NGC AU-55 BN." This type was issued 1771-75. It is not rare but it did little to alleviate the small change shortage of the late eighteenth century. The next farthing issue is dated 1799.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3775; KM-602.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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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