Great Britain 1806 farthing

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9416

This coin was lot 9416 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $161. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1806. Bronzed restrike. NGC PF-64 BN." This is the only date of farthing between 1799 and 1821. Despite a desperate shortage of small change which permitted the issue of a profusion of counterfeits and private tokens, the mint made little effort to produce copper coins until the 1820's. This farthing was accompanied by a half penny and penny (KM 663). This restrike was produced for collectors.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3782; P-1404, KM 661b.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • 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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