Great Britain 1821 farthing

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Goldberg sale 116, lot 1502
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This specimen was lot 1502 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Farthing, 1821. George IV. Obverse; Pistruccis portrait of king. Reverse; Britannia. Choice mint state with electric blue tone. PCGS graded MS-65 Brown." This type was struck 1821-26. It was the first farthing struck since the reform of 1817.

Recorded mintage: 2,688,000 + proofs.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S.3822; KM-677.


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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.
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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 115: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.

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