Great Britain 1775 farthing

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3840
Great Britain Stacks Jan15-3840r.jpg

This specimen was lot 3840 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1775. George III (1760-1820). PCGS MS-65 RB Secure Holder. Bright orange and very appealing. The finest certified example." 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.

Specification: copper.

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: S-3775; KM-602.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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