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DATE

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[BF]  BRONZE FARTHINGS 1880 - 1901

GRADE

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1880 - 2 Obverse & Reverse dies

Obv. 5a  4 Berries in wreath.  1& 1/2 colon dots after D: of F:D:
G of REG has extra 'bit' sticking up from central bar
In some examples the extra 'bit' is faint to 'nearly' non-existent
Obv. 6    3 Berries in wreath.   2 full colon dots after D: of F:D:
No extra 'bit' on central bar of G of REG
NEW Rev. C   I of FARTHING to gap.  Concave abdomen, etc PAIRING
Rev. D   I of FARTHING to right of bead.  Convex abdomen, etc.
Date: Seen with 2nd 8 'open' at top (Faulty die)
BF 1880 sold 

out

1881 - 3 Obverse &  2 Reverse dies

Obv. 5a  4 Berries in wreath.  1 & 1/2 colon dots after D: of F:D:

G of REG has extra 'bit' sticking up from central bar

Obv. 6   3 Berries in wreath.   2 full colon dots after D: of F:D:
Obv. 7   As Obv. 6 - but with larger curled nostril - to nose
Rev. C   Incuse lines in shield
Rev. E    Lots of raised lines in shield (Heraldically coloured)
BF 1881 C 7 + C   Rev. Small metal flaw at centre EF 10.00
BF 1881 C 7 + C EF? 8.50
BF 1881 H 7 + E   H below date VF+ 8.00

1882 - 1 minor obverse variation & 1 'new' reverse

Obv. 7     F of F:D: is perfectly formed
Obv. 7a   F of F:D: has gap in centre of top bar
Rev. F     F of FARTHING to bead

The 'H' below Date is now MUCH smaller than previously

BF 1882 K 7a + F   H below date Out of

stock

1883 - 1 minor obverse variation

Obv. 7     F of F:D: is perfectly formed
Obv. 7a   F of F:D: has gap in centre of top bar
BF 1883 A Obv. 7 EF? 18.00
BF 1883 B Obv. 7a EF? 18.50
BF 1884 A VF+-EF? 6.50
BF 1884 A Obv. Old hairline scratch on cheek VF+ 5.00
BF 1884 A VF 4.00
BF 1884 A

Minor faults

VF 3.00
BF 1885 A EF? 7.50
BF 1885 A

A couple of small edge bruises

EF 6.50
BF 1885 A VF+ 4.00
BF 1885 A

Minor faults

VF 3.00
BF 1886 A AU35/75 17.50
BF 1886 A EF-EF+ 10.00
BF 1886 A EF 8.50
BF 1886 A EF? 7.50
BF 1886 A VF+ 5.00
BF 1887 A EF? 18.50
BF 1888 A EF? 15.00
BF 1890 A AU20 25.00
BF 1890 A EF? 12.50
BF 1890 A

Slightly claggy

VF-VF+ 6.50
BF 1891 A Rev. Tiny cut on knee EF 8.50
BF 1891 A EF? 6.50
BF 1891 A VF+ 5.00
BF 1891 A VF 4.00
BF 1892 A EF? 17.50
BF 1892 A VF+ 14.00

1893 - Minor date variation

Type A   The 8 9 3 are spaced apart. The 3 is directly below

the highest point where the hem of Brit's gown - curves up

Type B   The 3 is fractionally closer to the 9. The 3 is now

midway between where the hem of Brit's gown - curves up

Type C   The 9 is closer to the 8. The 3 is now nearly

below the lowest point of Brit's gown hem - hanging down

BF 1893 A Type A EF 8.00
BF 1893 A Type A EF? 6.00
BF 1893 A Type A VF+ 4.50
BF 1893 A Type A VF-VF+ 3.50
BF 1893 C Type C VF+ 109.00
BF 1893 C Type C   Obv. Slight scuffing on head VF-VF+ 7.50
BF 1893 C Type C VF 9.00
BF 1894 A EF? 6.00
BF 1894 A VF+ 6.50

1895 - 2 Obverse & Reverse dies

Obv. 7    Young head  (Wreath in hair)
Obv. 8    Older head  (Widow's veil & coronet on head)
Rev. F    With lighthouse and ship
Rev. G   Without lighthouse or ship
BF 1895 A 7 + F    A bit claggy VF+ 15.00

Older head (Widow's veil & coronet on head

BF 1895 B 8 + G EF? 4.50
BF 1896 A VF 2.00

From 1897 - 1918 farthings were blackened at the

Royal Mint to prevent confusion with half sovereigns
For 1897 - both bright and darkened finishes are known

1897 - 2 Reverse dies

Rev. A   Sea, at right, to centre of bead (low)  [7 of date is thin]
Rev. B   Sea, at right, below bead (High)  [7 is thicker - to gap]
BF 1897 A Rev. A - Bright finish - RARE in this grade Out of

stock

BF 1897 D Rev. B - Dark finish VF 2.50
BF 1898 A VF 1.75
BF 1899 A EF?-EF 7.00
BF 1899 A Obv. Tiny ex carbon spot  by chin EF 5.00
BF 1899 A EF? 4.00
BF 1899 A VF+ 2.50
BF 1900 A EF 7.00
BF 1900 A EF? 4.50
BF 1900 A VF+ 2.50
BF 1901 A EF 3.50
GB Coin List GB Bronze 1/4ds(1) GB Bronze 1/4ds(3) GB Bronze 1/4ds (4)