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Coin - Farthing, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1845 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1224

Summary:
Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A farthing is a quarter penny
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.704 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1845 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left, hair bound in double fillet gathered behind in a knot from which a loose curl; on neck truncation raised, W.W. (for William Wyon, who designed and engraved the dies); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1845
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock holding a trident and resting her right hand on an oval shield which bears the three crosses of the Union Flag; around, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:; in exergue, a rose, thistle and shamrock combined.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1845
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1845
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 1566 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3950 Pages

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