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Coin - Farthing, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1900 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1430

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

A farthing is a quarter penny. This coin was current in all Australian colonies
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.856 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: 1900 one penny
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1900 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet and pendant; around, VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
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, FARTHING; in exergue, 1900
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1900
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1900
Artist: Thomas Brock - 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 1965 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3964 Pages

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