Great Britain 1936 farthing

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24187
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24187 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $793.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Proof Farthing 1936, PR64 RB NGC, fading orange-red color, smallest piece from the very rare Proof of Record, or Record Proof, set offered in our sale." This type was issued 1926-36 and this date is common tho proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 9,734,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: bronze, 20 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4061, KM 825.


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  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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