Great Britain 1934 farthing

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 23065
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This specimen was lot 23065 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1934. NGC PROOF-64 RD. Mirrored fields and slightly mellowed red color." All the bronze farthings of George V are basically similar with a slight modification of the kings bust in 1926 dividing KM 808.2 from the KM 825 shown here. This date is common in all grades tho the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 3,053,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.80 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4061; KM-825.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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