Great Britain 1875-H farthing

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 2130
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This specimen was lot 2130 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $60. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Farthing, 1875-H. Victoria. PCGS graded MS-65 Red & Brown." This type was introduced in 1860 with a slightly modified obverse used 1874-95. Numerous varieties exist, some rare. The Heaton mint contributed farthings, halfpence and pence in 1874-76 and 1881-82.

Recorded mintage: 6,093,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3959; KM-753.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.
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  • 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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  • Peck, C. Wilson, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, 1558-1958, 2nd Ed., London: Oxford University Press, 1970.

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