Great Britain 1826 farthing

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24064
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24064 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "George IV Proof Farthing 1826, Bare Head, PR65 BN NGC, bronzed and a beauty. Taken from one of the proof sets of this year, made for sale to aristocratic collectors of the day." This type was struck for George IV 1826-30 and is fairly common but the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 6,666,000 (KM 677 and KM 697) plus 150 proofs (shown here).

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3825, KM 697a.


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  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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