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Coin - Farthing, George III, Great Britain, 1799 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 917

Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Soho Mint, Birmingham
George III (1760-1820), 2nd issue
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.074 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1799 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA REX; below, 1799
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left on a rock holding a trident and extending an olive branch, a shield rests against the rock at right with SOHO extending from base; around above, BRITANNIA; around below, 1 FARTHING
Edge Description: Grained in groove
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: King George III, England, Great Britain, 1799
Mint: Soho (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1799
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3779 Pages

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