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[CF]  COPPER FARTHINGS  1838-1859

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Forward: The obverse dies for this period were used for striking
both Sovereigns and later, when the die began to show slight signs
of wear, for the Farthings. This helps to explain why so many 
defects in the legends are recorded i.e. Missing bars to A's etc. 
The reverse dies  also have their defects most notably the weak
or missing colon dots. It is assumed that the dies started with 
 all of the colon dots in perfect alignment and that any weakening 

or disappearance of these dots occurred during use. 

Therefore they should not be considered of MAJOR importance 

However, there are some collectors that enjoy collecting or

recording some of these varieties - so for those collectors 

we will list some of the colon dot varieties - that we find

Assume full colon dots unless stated

CF 1838 B

(DEF.)

Out of 

stock

1839 & 1840 - 2 Reverse varieties

Rev. A   3 prongs to Britannia's trident
Rev. B   2 prongs to trident (Left one broken)
CF 1839 A Rev. A  F+-VF? 6.00
CF 1839 B Rev. A (DEF.) VF+ 16.50
CF 1839 D Rev. B (FID. DEF) EF?-EF 25.00
CF 1839 D Rev. B (FID. DEF) EF? 22.00
CF 1839 D Rev. B (FID. DEF) VF-VF+ 10.00
CF 1840 A Rev. A   Obv. Tiny edge bruise 7 o'clock EF?-EF 23.50
CF 1840 A Rev. A  VF 10.00
CF 1840 A Rev. A  VF? 6.50
CF 1840 A Rev. A   Obv. Pitting VF?-VF 4.50
CF 1840 A Rev. A  F+ 4.00
CF 1840 A Rev. A  F 3.00
CF 1840 B Rev. A (DEF.) Out of

stock

CF 1841 A EF? 25.00
CF 1841 A

 Very slightly claggy

EF? 22.50
CF 1842 A Obv. Slight scuffing VF+-EF? 40.00
CF 1842 A VF 35.00
CF 1842 A Obv. Slight pitting on hair VF-VF+ 30.00
CF 1842 A Obv. Hair line cracks flan VF? 18.00
CF 1843 A Very slightly claggy Out of

stock

1845 - 2 Date varieties

Type A   Small (as per 1840's) "5" - top bar shorter than bulge
Type B   Small (as above) "5" - top bar similar length to bulge
Type C   LARGE spans 10 beads instead of 9 - closer to beads  RARE
CF 1845 A Date: Type A            Claggy F 3.50
CF 1845 B Date: Type B VF+/EF? 22.00
CF 1845 B Date: Type B  Couple of tiny edge nicks VF+ 15.00
CF 1845 B Date: Type B VF?-VF 10.00
CF 1845 B Date: Type B VF? 8.50
CF 1845 B Date: Type B      Scuffed Fair-F 3.00
CF 1846 A VF+-EF? 40.00
CF 1846 A Out of

stock

CF 1847 A VF+-EF? 24.00
CF 1847 A VF-VF+ 14.00
CF 1847 A Obv. Tiny edge bruise 11 o'clock VF-VF+ 10.00
CF 1847 A VF 8.50
CF 1847 A F 4.00
CF 1848 A Couple of tiny edge nicks VF+ 12.50
CF 1848 A VF-VF+ 12.00
CF 1848 E (FID. DEF:) Out of

stock

CF 1849 A VF/VF+ 85.00
CF 1849 A Obv. Hairline scratch from GRATIA to

front of nape

VF/VF+ 70.00
CF 1849 A

Couple of very slight nicks

VF 65.00
CF 1849 A F 35.00

1850 New Obverse - R of GRATIA to bead + 2 overdates

Overdate: Type A - 5 over 4 (Part of 4 to left of 5)
Overdate: Type B - 5 over 7 (Diagonal bar thru 5)!?
CF 1850 B Overdate: Type A Out of

stock

CF 1850 C Overdate: Type B Out of

stock

1851 - 1 Obverse Legend variety

D of DEI over D (sideways) VERY RARE

CF 1851 A Out of

stock

CF 1852 A Out of

stock

1853 - 2 Obverse die varieties

Obv. 2  W.W. on truncation is RAISED
Obv. 3  W W  on truncation is INCUSE

1 overdate variety - 3 over 2 (?)

CF 1853 A Obv. 2 VF-VF+ 6.50
CF 1853 A Obv. 2  Rev. A bit claggy VF 6.00
CF 1853 A Obv. 2 VF? 5.00
CF 1853 C Obv. 3  Obv. Some pin size marks F+ 5.00
CF 1854 B Date: 4 Double struck or larger !?
Obv. Hairline cut before eye VF? 10.00

1855 - 2 Obverse die varieties

Obv. 2  W.W. on truncation is RAISED
Obv. 3  W W  on truncation is INCUSE
CF 1855 B Obv. 3 Out of

stock

1856 - 1 Obverse Legend variety

VICTOEIA = E over R in VICTORIA     VERY RARE
CF 1856 A Out of

stock

CF 1857 A Out of

stock

1858 - 3 Date varieties + 1 small variation

Type A   Numbers 10 beads wide; straight top 5

5 - No gap between top bar and bulge; as 5 over 3

Type B   As type A + 1 over lower 1 (Base showing)
Type C   Numbers 11 beads wide (Slightly wider)
Type D   Smaller size - 10 beads wide; curled up 5
CF 1858 A Date: Type A EF 40.00
CF 1858 C Date: Type C EF-EF+ 50.00
GB Coin List 1/4d 1558-1807 (1) 1/4d 1821 -1837 (2)