Great Britain 1891 farthing
This specimen was lot 2138 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $96. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Farthing, 1891. Victoria. PCGS graded MS-65 Red." 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: 4,960,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 2.5 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S.3958; KM-753.
- 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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