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Coin - Farthing, George I, Great Britain, 1720 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 717

Summary:
Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
King George I (1714-1727), Second issue

A farthing is a 1/4 penny
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.581 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1720 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of George I in armour facing right; around, GEORGIVS REX (translation: King George)
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left holding an olive branch and a spear; resting at right, a shield; around, BRITANNIA.; in exergue, 1720
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George I, England, Great Britain, 1720
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1720
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3662 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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