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Coin - Halfpenny, Edward VII, Great Britain, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26549

Summary:
Bronze coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
King Edward VII (1901-1910)

A farthing is a quarter penny. This coin was current in Australia and this was the the model (in terms of size and alloy) for this denomination among those chosen for the coinage of the Commonwealth of Australia (beginning in 1911).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.666 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles Mint Engraver); around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: King Edward VII, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3991 Pages
  2. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 2221 Pages

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