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[BF]  BRONZE FARTHINGS  1860-1879

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1860 - 3 Obverse & 2 Reverse dies

Obv. 1   Beaded border
Obv. 2   Toothed border - 4 berries in wreath
Obv. 3   Toothed border - 5 berries in wreath
Rev. A   Beaded border
Rev. B   Toothed border
BF 1860 A 1 + A Out of

stock

BF 1860 C 2 + B VF 4.00
BF 1860 D 3 + B VF+-EF? 8.00
BF 1860 D 3 + B VF 4.00
BF 1860 With minor digs, nicks etc. F or + 2.50
BF 1860 Fair 2.00

1861 - 2 Obverse dies

Obv. 2   4 berries in wreath
Obv. 3   5 berries in wreath
BF 1861 A 2 + B Out of

stock

BF 1861 B 3 + B VF+ 6.00

1862 - Date: The '2' can be wide, close, slopping, etc.

BF 1862 A Out of

stock

1863 - Date variations

Date:  Type A - 3 is correctly aligned (High & low)
Date:  Type B - 3 tilts forwards
BF 1863 A Date: Type A 

  Tiny edge knock 6 o'clock

VF+ 65.00
BF 1863 A Date: Type A   

Obv. Tiny bit of flaking just below eye

VF+ 60.00
BF 1863 A Date: Type A    VF?/F+ 40.00
BF 1863 B Date: Type B EF/EF? 175.00

1864 - 2 Date variations

Date:  Type A - Plain end to tail of 4
Date:  Type B - Upward curl to tail of 4

1865 - 3 Date variations

Date:  Type A - Normal 8 - thick centre
Date:  Type B - Wider 8 - thin centre
Date:  Type C - Wider 8 - with the 5 over 2
BF 1865 B Date: Type B Out of

stock

BF 1865 C Date: Type C Out of

stock

BF 1866 A EF 14.00
BF 1866 A VF+-EF? 9.00
BF 1866 A VF 4.50
BF 1866 A F+ 2.50
BF 1867 A EF 15.00
BF 1867 A EF?-EF 12.00
BF 1867 A VF+ 6.00
BF 1868 A Out of

stock

BF 1869 A VF+ 17.50
BF 1869 A VF-VF+ 15.00
BF 1872 A

A couple of claggy spots

EF? 8.50
BF 1873 A EF 10.00
BF 1873 A EF?-EF 8.50
BF 1873 A VF+ 6.00
BF 1873 A VF-VF+ 5.00

1874 - New Obverse (Older features) & Reverse (Smaller date)

Ha = Obv. Double tail to 'R' of BRITT 
Hb = Obv. Double tail to 'R' of BRITT & REG 

The above two are just minor die repairs

Major error: Obv. 'G' over 'G' sideways in D:G & REG
BF 1874 H H below date out of 

stock

1875 - Obverse & Reverse dies.  London & Heaton mints

Obv. 3    D of F:D: to gap 
Obv. 5    D of F:D: to bead. 2 Full colon dots after D: of F:D:
G of REG has extra 'bit' sticking up from central bar
Obv. 5a   D of F:D: to bead. 1  1/2 colon dots after D: of F:D:
G of REG has extra 'bit' sticking up from central bar
Obv. 5b   As Obv. 5a but with lower bar of E of REG - broken
Rev. B   Date:  Large
Rev. C   Date:  Small
Rev. Ca  Date:  Small   (Split-end tail to R of FARTHING)

Rev. Ca is just a minor die repair

BF 1875 K 5a + C  H below date VF+ 6.00
BF 1875 K 5a + C  H below date VF 4.50

1876  Seen with Obverse 5b or repaired 'E'

1876  Date: 6 over 6

BF 1876 H H below date  Out of stock

1878 - Seen only with Obverse. 5 & Reverse Ca ?

BF 1878 A Obv. Small scratch just behind bow EF? 6.00
BF 1878 A VF+ 5.50
BF 1878 A

Small nick at 12 o'clock

VF+ 5.00
BF 1878 A VF-VF+ 4.50
BF 1878 A VF 4.00
BF 1878 A VF? 3.50

!879 seen with Obverse 5 & 5a  &  Reverse C & Ca

Date: seen with larger size 9 than '187'

BF 1879 A 5 + C Out of stock

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