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Information on the "BRITANNIA(R)" Groat

The coin

Has a diameter of 16mm (the same as for the silver 3d)

It is thicker (than the silver 3d) and has a milled edge. 

It weighs 1.9 grams (The silver 3d 1.3 grams)

The obverse die for the William IV (1836 & 1837) series

& the Victoria Young head series (1838 to 1862 [Proof])

 is the same as that used for the silver 3d of that period.

The obverse die for the 1888 Groat is unique to the 

Groat as the legend has D: G: BRITANNIAR

where as the 3d has DEI GRATIA  BRITT:

* The Maundy 4d is slightly wider at 17mm and plain edge

the weight is the same at 1.9 grams

Historical information

In the UK (England) the MP Joseph Hume campaigned

for the re-introduction of the 4d (Groat) last made for 

currency in the period of 'Hammered' coin in the mid 1600

(not counting the Maundy 4d) as it was the Hansom cab

fare for the shortest journey. This coin was not popular

with the Hansom cab drivers as they had been used to

being offered a 6d for the fare and the 2d change

was quite often give as a "Tip" as they generally

said that they had no change ! 

This coin became known as a "Joey" (after Joseph Hume).

 Some time after the Groat was withdrawn in the UK in

1887 the term 'Joey' became known as the '3d Joey'

The early Groats we struck for use in the UK,

however, they were extremely popular and used

extensively in the West Indies and British Guiana

where currency was in short supply and the Groat

was valued the same as a "Bitt" or 8 Cents (W. Indies)

or 1/4 Guilder (B. Guiana).

The 4d fell out of favour in 1845, in the UK, due to the

introduction of the silver 3d into circulation. The 3d

from 1834 to 1844 were basically for Colonial use.

The size being in the same for both coins was

another factor for the decline in use of the 4d in the UK.

The 1888 Groat (last date) was made for exclusive use 

in British Guinea. In 1891 British Guiana had their own

4 pence coin made with the re-introduction of Young

Queen Victoria (coronet head) on the obverse and

British Guyana & West Indies legend on the reverse,

with a crowned Four Pence in the centre.

William IV   1831 - 1837

Die Axis ↑↑ on all currency coins

1836 - 3 Obverse dies

Obv. 1  Small head  D of D: G: to gap & colon dots after D: very close
Obv. 2  Small head  D of D  : G :to a border tooth & colon dots after D  : wide
Obv. 3  Large  head  D of D : G: to a border tooth
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Bright pAS 140.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Bright EF+-pAS 125.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Light tone EF+-pAS 125.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Toned EF+ 115.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Light tone around legend EF+ 110.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  Obv. Slightly proof-like field EF/EF+ 100.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A (D.380) - Bright EF-EF+ 95.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A (D.380) - Toned EF-EF+ 95.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D. 380] - Bright EF 80.00
GR 1836 A 1 + A  [D.380] - Toned EF? 65.00
GR 1836 B 2 + A  [D. 380]  Obv. Tiny scuff by face EF/EF+ 125.00
GR

1836

C 3 + A  (Larger head) - Very scarce VF

125.00

   

1837 - 3 Obverse dies

Obv. 1  Small head:  D of D: G: to a gap between border teeth

Obv. 2  Small head:  D of D : G :to a border tooth & colon dots after D  :

                                    wide

Obv. 3  Large head:  I of GULIELMUS to gap;  R of REX to tooth

Obv. 4  Large head (recut hair) I of GULIELMUS to gap;  R of REX to

                                    gap.

         
GR

1837

A

1 + A [D.383] Slabbed by NGC as MS64

Sorry - unable to scan as the coin just blurs

Rubbish pictures

pAS

235.00

GR

1837

A 1 + A  [D. 383] Scarce obv. type pAS 225.00
GR 1837 A 1 + A  [D. 383]  Choice toned EF+ 175.00
GR 1837 A 1 + A  [D. 383]  Bright EF+ 175.00
GR 1837 A 1 + A  [D. 383]  Brightish EF-EF+ 150.00
GR 1837 A 1 + A  [D. 383]  Bright EF?-EF 115.00
GR 1837 B

2 + A - No examples of this obverse have

            yet been

found for

this date

GR

1837

C

3 + A  [D. 384]  Slabbed by NGC as MS64

Sorry - unable to scan as the coin just blurs

Rubbish pictures

pAS

235.00

GR 1837 C 3 + A  Obv. Die crack at 8 o'clock  EF+ 185.00
GR 1837 C 3 + A  Obv. Die crack at 1 o'clock VF+- 65.00
GR 1837 D 4 + A  Full colon dots after BRITANNIAR : EF+

150.00

GR 1837 D 4 + A  Full colon dots after BRITANNIAR : EF-EF+ 125.00
GR 1837 D 4 + A  Full colon dots after BRITANNIAR: EF 95.00
GR 1837 D 4 + A  Weak top colon dot after BRIT ~ : EF 95.00
GR 1837 D 4 + A  Weak top colon dot after BRIT ~ : VF+-EF? 65.00
GR 1837 E 4 + A  Stop only after BRITANNIAR . EF 125.00
GR 1837 E 4 + A  Stop only after BRITANNIAR .

          Obv.Slight indent on neck

EF?-EF 95.00
GR 1837 E 4 + A  Stop only after BRITANNIAR . VF+ 65.00
         

For lower grades see our Silver bullion section

         

Victoria  [Young head]   1837 (!)

A very unusual re-strike Proof  !

   

  

   
GR 1837 X Obverse type 3 head Proof - dated 1837    

Victoria  [Young head]   1838 - 1862

Obverse Type 1

1838 - 1855

1853 (Proof) has several obverse types

1854 & 1855 (Currency) - only obverse Type 1

Die Axis ↑↑ on all currency coins

       

From 1838 to 1841 most obverses I have

seen have an extra colon dot - 

(below) the 2 colon dots after F :

sometimes the extra dot is missing or unclear

 & an extra colon dot (below & between) 

the D : colon dots.

The one with the D is more pronounced. 

The D has also been seen doubled in 1839

  

         

1838 - 1888  Reverse die variations

 

Rev. Type A - Normal un-broken font lettering for PENCE

 

Rev. Type Aa - Part broken "C" in PENCE  (transition die)

 

Rev. Type B - Broken "C" in PENCE

 
         

1838 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type Aa & Ab - Part broken 'C' in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date Type C - 8 over 8 sideways
         
GR 1838 A

Rev. Type A      Complete C               Bright

pAS 175.00
GR 1838 A Rev. Type A      Complete C   Hint of tone EF+-pAS 150.00
GR 1838 A

Rev. Type A      Bright

EF+ 125.00
GR 1838 A

Rev. Type A      Light tone around legend

EF? 50.00
GR 1838 Aa Rev. Type Aa    Part broken C...........Bright pAS 205.00
GR 1838 Ab Rev. Type Ab    More of C broken off    Bright pAS/EF+ 165.00
GR 1838 Ab

Rev. Type Ab    More of C broken off    Tone

EF+-pAS 150.00
GR 1838 Ab

Rev. Type Ab    More of C Broken off    Bright

EF 85.00
GR 1838 B

Rev. Type B      Broken C      Deep tone

pAS 175.00
GR 1838 B Rev. Type B      Broken C      Bright  L. tone pAS/EF+ 165.00
GR 1838 C Rev. Type A  Date: 8 over 8 sideways - Bright  EF+-pAS 245.00
GR 1838 C Rev. Type A Date: 8 over 8 sideways - Deep tone EF+-pAS 245.00
GR 1838 C Rev. Type A  Date: 8 over 8 sideways - Toned EF+ 195.00
GR 1838 C Rev. Type A  Date: 8 over 8 sideways - Bright
Obv. Scuffing in field below bust EF/EF+ 110.00
GR 1838 C Rev. Type A  Date: 8 over 8 sideways - Toned F+/VF? 45.00

1839 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a -Normal size (larger) 9
Date: Type b - As above with Slight doubled 9 & dot !?
Date: Type c - Smaller 9 - bottom part filled in
GR 1839 Aa Obv. Brilliant   Choice. Date: slight tone    
    Rev. Type A & Date: Type a pAS 245.00
GR 1839 Ba Slabbed by NGC MS64 - Choice deep tone    
    Rev. Type B & Date: Type a    
   

Sorry - unable to scan as the coin just blurs

   
   

Rubbish pictures

pAS 250.00
GR 1839 Bb Obv. D of F.: D.: doubled & (Extra dots)    
    Rev. Type B & Date: Type b - The 9 is slightly    
   

doubled & a dot in the lower part !

EF?-EF 90.00
GR 1839 Bc Obv. F & D of F: D: slightly double struck (Extra dots)  
   

Rev. Type B & Date: Type c (smaller 9)

   
   

Choice   Light toning

pAS 240.00
GR 1839 Bc Obv. F & D of F: D: slightly double struck (Extra dots)  
   

Rev. Type B & Date: Type c

   
   

Choice - light tone around legend

EF+-pAS 225.00
GR 1839 Bc Obv. Tiny edge nick 8 o'clock.  Extra colon dots    
   

Rev. Type B & Date: Type c

   
   

Choice deep golden greenish tone

pAS 215.00
GR 1839 C Obv. Deep tone    
    Rev. Type B & Date: Type c    
    Rev. Nice ghosting image. Lighter tone EF+ 200.00

1840 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
Rev. Type C - Reads PCNCE for PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - Flat top 4.
Date: Type b - The 40 are smaller
Date: Type c - Slightly larger pointed top 4
Date: Type d - The 4 is tall & slim
GR 1840 A Obv. Many die crack lines along legend.    
    Rev. Type A -    
   

Date Type a - Flat top 4  Numerals doubled

pAS 245.00
GR 1840 A Rev. Type A -    
    Date: Type a - Flat top 4  Die flaw through the 4 EF+-pAS 215.00
GR 1840 A Rev. Type A  - Possibly double struck !       
    Type A - Date: Flat top 4       Bright  EF 150.00
GR 1840 A Obv. Many die crack lines along legend      
    Rev. Type A -    
    Date: Type a -  Flat top 4  numerals doubled   EF?/EF 115.00
GR 1840 Ab1 Type  D - Date: Tall, slim, pointed top 4    Out of

stock

GR 1840 Ac Obv. Trace of ghosting    
   

Rev. Type A   Die crack 7 o'clock

   
    Date: Type c - Date: pointed top 4    
    Grade: Choice with golden tone pAS 265.00
GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A     
    Ghosting & Die flaw - 3 o'clock     
Date: Type c - Pointed top 4     pAS 245.00
GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A    
    Rev. N of PENCE double struck    
    Date Type c - Pointed top 4     EF+ 200.00
GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A    
    Date: Type c - Pointed top 4 EF?-EF 110.00
GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A  -  Strong ghosting appearance    
of Victoria's face    
    Date: Type  c - Date: Pointed top 4   EF? 85.00
GR 1840 Ad Date Type  d - Smaller 40    Out of

stock

GR 1840 B Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE    
    Not found so far with date type a - d but    
    left available for when an example appears Not found

so far

GR 1840 Cb Slabbed by NGC as MS63 -    

 no mention of this variety !

   
    Rev. Type C  -  Reads PCNCE  & broken 'C'-
    Date: Type a - Flat top 4 Left as

reference

Grade: Choice, Brilliant & VERY rare ! Out of

stock

GR 1840 C Type B - Date: Flat top 4    
Rev. Reads PCNCE - very rare VF+/EF? 600.00
GR 1840 C Type B - Date: Flat top 4    
Rev. Reads PCNCE - rare Fine 125.00
GR 1840 C Type B - Date: Flat top 4    
Rev. Reads PCNCE - rare Fair? 65.00
GR 1840 C Type B - Date: Flat top 4    
    Rev. Reads PCNCE - rare Poor/Fair? 50.00
         

 I have found that 1841 is a scarce

and generally elusive date.

 Over the last 15 years I have managed

to buy many of the examples that have 

appeared on the market.

Davies lists a variety for 1841. 

"small "N" in PENCE."

Which I cannot or have not found in

over 20 years of looking.

I feel that this variety seems unlikely as

that would require a completely new

reverse die with this legend font to have

been cut and used !

I would be very pleased if someone

could show me an example of this die

with a smaller "N" than those on the

normal reverse !

 

It is unusual that I have managed to obtain

THREE 1841 Groats at different times

all with the same Die crack to the FOUR

on the reverse. One example even has a

slightly longer crack in the FOUR area

and an extra die crack higher up !

And a couple with ghosting due to Die clashing.

 

1841 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - Pointed top 4 with T- tail end - 1 to tooth
Date: Type b - Pointed top 4 with T- tail end - 1 to gap
Date: Type c - 4 with a triangular tail end - Ext. Rare
Date: Type d - Last 1 of date over inverted 1 (Roman  I)
GR 1841 Aa Brilliant  -  Scarce date pAS 340.00    
GR 1841 Aa

Light tone around legend - Scarce date

VF/VF+ 65.00
GR 1841 Ab Rev. Die crack at FOUR & date  Choice    
    Light tone - SLABBED NGC  MS63 pAS 335.00
GR 1841 Ab Obv. Ghosting. Date: Die crack.     Choice pAS 330.00
GR 1841 Ab

Date: Die crack.  Choice toned - Scarce date

pAS 325.00
GR 1841 Ab

 Rev. Die crack at FOUR & date.  Choice tone  

EF+ 305.00
GR 1841 Ab Obv. Ghosting. Date: Die crack.     Choice EF+ 295.00
GR 1841 Ab Rev. Ghosting and die crack  Trace of toning EF+ 285.00
GR 1841 Ab Rev. Die crack at FOUR & date.  Choice tone EF?-EF 175.00
GR 1841 Ab

Bright 

VF+-EF? 75.00
GR 1841 Ab

Obv. Faint hairline scratch    Bright

VF/VF+ 50.00
GR 1841 Ab Date. Die crack Fair/Fine 18.00
GR 1841 Ac

Rev. Massive die cracks         

Date: The 4 has a triangular tail end !

EF?/EF 475.00
GR 1841 Ad

Date: Last 1 over inverted 1 (Roman I)

Fair/F 195.00
GR 1841 Ad

Date: Last 1 over inverted 1 (Roman I)

Poor/+ 75.00
GR 1841 B Rev. Broken 'C' in PENCE    
      So far, not found with either of the date varieties NOT

FOUND

1842 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - Pointed top 4 with T tail end 
Date: Type b - 2 over 1 - Pointed top 4 with T tail end
Date: Type c - Stop before 1 of the date
GR 1842 A

Choice pale reddish grey tone

pAS 195.00
GR 1842 A

Rev. Die crack.   Choice dark brown tone

EF+-pAS 185.00
GR 1842 A

Bright

EF 80.00
GR 1842 A Rev. Die crack    Bright EF 75.00
GR 1842 A

Light greyish tone

EF? 60.00
GR 1842 A

Bright

VF+ 45.00
GR 1842 A

Dark toned

VF+ 40.00
GR 1842 A

Bright

VF/VF+ 35.00
GR 1842 A

Dark tone

VF/VF+ 35.00
GR 1842 A Rev. A couple of slight edge bruises 11 o'clock VF/VF+ 25.00
GR 1842 A Fine/VF? 15.00
GR 1842 A Fair/F 8.50
GR 1842 A Fair?/F+ 6.50
GR 1842 Ab Date: 2 over 1  - RARE EF? 325.00
GR 1842 Ac

Date: Stop before 1   Choice greyish tone

pAS 315.00
GR 1842 B Rev. Broken 'C' in PENCE    
      So far, not found with either of the date varieties NOT

FOUND

1843 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - Pointed top 4 with T tail end  (wide date)
Date: Type b - Pointed top 4 with T tail end (average)
Date: Type c -Pointed top 4 with T tail end (narrow)
Date: Type d - Larger 3
GR 1843 Aa Date: Wide Fine/F+ 15.00
GR 1843 Aa Date: Wide Fair/F 10.00
GR 1843 Aa Date: Wide Fair?/F 5.00
GR 1843 Ab Rev. Small die crack.      Bright EF+-pAS 200.00
GR 1843 Ab Date: (Average width) Fine/F+ 15.00
GR 1843 Ab Date: (Average width) Fair/F 10.00
GR 1843 Ac Date: (Narrow) Out of

stock

GR 1843 Ad Rev. Die cracks.  Date; Larger 3 pAS 225.00
GR 1843 Ad Date:  Larger 3 EF+-pAS 200.00
GR 1843 B Rev. Broken 'C' in PENCE    
      So far, not found with either of the date varieties NOT

FOUND

         

1844 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a -  Pointed top 4 with T tail end  (Large 44)
Date: Type b - 4 as per Type A  (Large 4 4) [wider]
Date: Type c - Pointed top 4 with T tail end (small 44)
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44   Choice pale green tone

pAS 215.00
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44   Bright - hint of pale tone

pAS 210.00
GR 1844 Aa

Obv. & rev. Ghosting from clashed dies

   
   

Date: Large 44               Deep dark tone

EF 100.00
GR 1844 Aa

Rev. Slight scratch.   Date: Large 44 

EF? 60.00
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44 

Fine/F+ 12.50
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44 - Slightly scuffed

Fine 8.00
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44

Fair 6.50
GR 1844 Aa

Date: Large 44

Fair?/+ 5.00
GR 1844 Ab Date: Large 44 [Slightly wider apart]
Date: Die flaw through 1st 4 F+/VF? 20.00
GR 1844 Ac

Date: Smaller 44  Toning in legend

EF+ 215.00
GR 1844 Ac Obv. Die crack  Date: Slightly smaller 44  Bright EF+ 215.00
GR 1844 B Rev. Broken 'C' in PENCE    
      So far, not found with either of the date varieties NOT

FOUND

         

1845 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - 5 has a fairly flat top. 4 has slant-up tail
Date: Type b - 5 has curved up top.  4 has slant-up tail
Date: Type c - Probably NOT 5 over 3 - see details why !
GR 1845 A Date: Type a Fair 7.50
GR 1845 Ab Date: Type b   Choice deep tone EF+ 195.00
GR 1845 Ab Date: Type b   Toned EF-EF+ 165.00
GR 1845 Ab Date: Type b Fair?/Fair 5.00
GR 1845 Ac Date: Type c  Date: 5 looks as if it could
be over a 3 but that is not likely - 
See why I argue again this variety  EF 285.00
GR 1845 B Rev. Broken 'C' in PENCE    
      So far, not found with either of the date varieties NOT

FOUND

 

In 1846 there have been sightings of more examples

of the 'broken' C reverse die.

Having now examined my 1846 examples of the 'broken' C

I am of the opinion that the 1846  reverse die is a different 'break' to that of 1838 to 1840 reverse B die.

 
         

1846 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A  - Normal 'un-broken' C in PENCE
Rev. Type Aa - 'Part broken' C in PENCE - as per 1838
Rev. Type Aa - 'Part broken' C in PENCE - as per 1846
Rev. Type B - 'Broken' C in PENCE
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
Date: Type a - Flat top 4 with slant-up tail
GR 1846 A Rev. Type a - Normal 'un-broken' C in PENCE Fair?/+ 10.00
GR 1846 Aa

Rev. Type Aa - 'Part broken' C in PENCE

   
   

Rev. Choice ghosted image of Victoria   Bright

EF+ 245.00
GR 1846 Aa Rev. Type Aa - Part broken' C in PENCE Fair/Fine 10.00
GR 1846 B

Rev. Type B - 'Broken' or open tail C  Deep tone

EF+-pAS 225.00
GR 1846 B Rev. Type B - Broken or open tail C in PENCE    
    Rev. Couple of die cracks   Light tone EF+-pAS 225.00
GR 1846 B Rev. Type B - Broken or open tail C in PENCE    
GR 1846 B Rev. Die crack & hairline scratch !    Light tone pAS/EF+ 200.00
GR 1846 B F/F+ 12.00
GR 1846 B

Dark and slightly pitted

F+ 10.00
GR 1846 B Fair/F 8.00
GR 1846 B Fair?/+ 5.00

1847 - date & font types 

Date: 7 over 8  - 7 font - Type A:   7 leg curves backwards
Date: 7 over 8  - 7 font - Type B:  7 leg angled straight
GR 1847 A Date: 7 over 8 - Extremely RARE  Brightish EF+ 1275.00
GR 1847 A Date: 7 over 8 - Extremely RARE -Brightish EF? 875.00
GR 1847 Aa Date: 7 over 8  Extremely Rare    SOLD Left as

reference

GR 1847 Aa Date: 7 over 8  Extremely Rare     SOLD Left as

reference

GR 1847 B Date: 7 over 8 - Extremely RARE   Toned EF?-EF 950.00

1848 - Reverse & date varieties

   

1848 - NO over-date

   
Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)   Date: Smaller 48
         Date: Type a    Smaller 48
Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE) 
         Date: Type b    Larger 48
Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE) 
         Date: Type d     Large 48
   

1848 - Date: 8 over 6

   
Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE) 
           Date: Type d   8 over 6    Large 48
Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE) 
           Date: Type e   8 over 6   (Large 48) - Extra 'bit' above last 8       
Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)  
         Date:Type f    6 over 8 (Large 48)
   

1848 - Date: 8 over 7

   
Rev.  Type C  (Thicker font letters in PENCE- E double struck) 
            Date: Type h    8 over 7 (48 are small)
   

1848 - G over G sideways in D: G:

   
Obv. D   G over G sideways in D: G:
         Rev. Type A   (Normal C in PENCE)
         Date: Type a    48 are small
   

1848 - NO over-date

   
GR 1848 Aa Rev.  Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)     
    Date: Type a    Smaller 48         Bright   EF+ 195.00
GR 1848 Ab Rev.  Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type b     Large 48 Out of

stock

GR 1848 Bb Rev. Type B (Broken C in PENCE)      
    Date: Type b    Large 48    Bright EF?/EF 75.00
   

1848 - Date: 8 over 6

   
GR 1848 Ae Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type e      8 over 6 -    
   

 with extra 'bit' above 8 [Large 48

Fair/F+ 15.00
GR 1848 Bd Rev. Type B ( Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type d  8 over 6 (last 8)  [Large 48] EF 110.00
GR 1848 Bd Rev  Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type d  8 over 6 (last 8)  [Large 48] EF 110.00
GR 1848 Bd Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type d  8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Fine/F+ 25.00
GR 1848 Bd Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type d  8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Fair 10.00
GR 1848 Bd Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: Type d  8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Poor/Fair 6.00
GR 1848 Bf Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
   

Date: Type f   8 over 6 or 6 over 8 !

[Large 48]

    An unusual variety that no one has ever questioned before. See link for details EF+/pAS 425.00
GR 1848 Bf Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
   

Date: 8 over 6 or 6 over 8 ! [ Large 48]

   

Due to the wear of the coin this coin cannot  be considered the same as the above coin as it is only the die crack at the date that is is the same.

   
    Obv. Slight scuffing    
    Rev. Thin scratch at top -in field  - from    
   

 Brit's right elbow to edge at 12 o'clock.

   

Die crack - line runs through back of 6.

Fine/F+ 30.00
   

1848 - Date: 8 over 7

   
GR 1848 Ch Rev. Type C  (With thicker font letters)    
    Date: 8 over 8 over 7  - Choice deep tone    
    Only found with smaller 48 pAS 450.00
   

1848 - G over G sideways in D: G:

   
GR 1848 Da Obv. Type D   G over G sideways in D: G:    
   

Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)

   
     Date:  Smaller 48       Bright    
   

Unlisted - New variety - Very Rare

EF 950.00
GR 1848 Da Obv. Type D   G over G sideways in D: G:    
    Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)    

Date:  Smaller 48         Bright

   

Unlisted - New variety - Very Rare

VF+/EF? 750.00
         

1849 - Reverse & date varieties

Rev. Type A - Normal un-broken C in PENCE
Rev. Type B - Broken 'C' in PENCE - not yet found
Rev. Type C - 1st E of PENCE double struck
 

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1849 - Slant-up tail 4

   
Date: Type a  Large Flat top 4 & slant up tail
Date: Type b  Smaller flat top 4 & slant up tail

Type B - Rev. 1st E of PENCE double struck 

              Date:  Pointed over flat top 4 & slant up tail

   

1849 - T-bar tail 4

   
Date:  Type e  Flat top 4 & T- bar tail
Date:  Type f   Flat top 4 & T- bar tail. Slimmer 9
Date:  Type g  Tall - slim 4 ?? & T- bar tail
   

1849 - Triangular T-bar tail 4

   
Date:  Type h   Flat  top 4 & Triangular - bar tail
         
   

1849 - Slant-up tail 4

   
GR 1849 Aa Rev. A  Date: Type a - Large 49 - slant-up tail Fair/F 8.50
GR 1849 Ab Rev. A  Date: Type b - Smaller 49 -Slant-up tail F+/VF? 17.50
GR 1849 Ab Rev. A  Date: Type b - Smaller 49 -Slant-up tail F/F+ 10.00
   

1849 - T-bar tail 4

   
GR 1849 Ae Date: Type e  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail Fair?/F 6.00
GR 1849 Af Rev. A  Date: Type f  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail
             Date: 9 over 9 EF/EF+ 200.00
GR 1849 Af Rev. A  Date: Type f  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail
             Rev. Die crack.  Date: 9 over 9 EF/EF+ 195.00
GR 1849 Af Rev. A  Date: Type f  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail    
                 Rev. Ghosted image & 4 die cracks EF/EF+ 195.00
GR 1849 Ag Rev. A  Date: Type f  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail Fine 8.50
GR 1849 Ag Rev. A  Date: Type f  Flat top 4 & T - bar tail    
   

A few dark spots

Fine 6.50
GR 1849 Ag Rev. A   Date: Type g  Tall - slim 4 ? T - bar tail Fair 25.00
   

1849 - Triangular T-bar tail 4

   
GR 1849 Ah Rev. A  Date: Type h  Date: Triangular - bar tail    
    Slabbed by NGC - MS65 pAS 375.00
GR 1849 Ah Rev. A  Date: Type h  Date: Triangular - bar tail pAS 365.00
GR 1849 Ah Rev. A  Date: Type h  Date: Triangular - bar tail EF+/pAS 360.00
GR 1849 Ah Rev. A  Date: Type h  Date: Triangular - bar tail Fair?/+ 10.00
   

1849 - Rev. C with Slant-up tail 4

   
GR 1849 Cc Rev.  C  Date: Type c    
              Rev. 1st E of PENCE double struck pAS 350.00
GR 1849 Cc Rev.  C  Date: Type c    
              Rev. 1st E of PENCE repaired F+/VF? 40.00
GR 1849 Cc Rev.  C  Date: Type c    
              Rev. 1st E of PENCE repaired Fair?/+ 15.00
         

1851 Reverse & Date

Mintage: 594,000 - VERY Scarce

Rev.  Type D   Large E over small E in PENCE
Date: Type a   Large 5
GR 1851 Aa Rev.  Type D  Large E over small E in PENCE    
    Date: Type a  Large 5 EF? 450.00
GR 1851   I am pleased to offer a very unusual 1851    
    Groat that has been enamelled and probably    
    used as a lapel badge - Pictures VF 75.00
         

1852 - Reverse & Date

Mintage: 31,300 - RARE

Rev:  Type A   Original font PENCE  
Date: Type a   Date: Slightly large 52 - 2 over 2
GR 1852 A Rev.  Type A  Original font PENCE    
    Date: Type a  Slight larger 52 - 2 over 2 VF+ 850.00
GR 1852 A Obv. Scuffed    
    Rev.  Type A  Original font PENCE    
    Date:.Type a   Slightly larger 52 - 2 over 2 F+/VF 350.00

1853 - Obverse & Date (Possibly proof only)

Mintage: 11,800 - RARE

  Ref: A  - Currency issue !  
  Ref: P  - Obv. 1 - Date: Type A  (Proof)  ↑↑  
  Ref: Pa  - Obv. 1 - Date: Type Aa  (Proof) - Worn die  ↑↑  
  Ref: P1  - Obv. 1 - Date: Type Aa  (Proof)  ↑↓  
  Ref: R  - Left free in case an example with Obv. 2 is found  
  Ref: S  - Obv. 3 - Date: Type B (Proof)  ↑↑  
  Ref: T  - Obv. 4 - Date: Type B (Proof)  ↑↑  
     
GR 1853 P All above types - out of stock Out of 

stock

     

1854 Obverse, Reverse & Date

Obv. 1 - With minor colon dot variations
Rev. A - normal
Date - Flat top 4 with T-bar tail
GR 1854 A Trace of ghosting on both sides    
    Rev. N of PENCE double struck EF+ 150.00
GR 1854 A Rev. U of FOUR double struck EF 95.00
GR 1854 A                         Bright VF/VF+ 35.00
GR 1854 A                         Toned VF/VF+ 35.00
GR 1854 A   Fair/F+ 9.50
GR 1854 A   Fair/F 7.50
GR 1854 A   Fair 6.00
GR 1854 Ab Obv.  Last R of BRIT~R touching colon dot VF/VF+ 45.00
GR 1854 Ab Obv. Last R of BRIT~R touching colon dot Fair/F 12.00
GR 1854 Ap Obv. Large colon dots after F : D :  Bright    
    Rev. Hairline scratch at 12 o'clock - 4 mm VF+ 40.00
GR 1854 Ax Date: Extended foot to right of 4 EF 105.00
GR 1854 Ax Obv. Tiny indent on neck.
    Rev. Short hairline scratch at left field    
    Date: Extended foot to right of 4 VF-VF+ 30.00
GR 1854 Ay Date: 5 & 4 both double struck Fair/F+ 12.00
     

1855 - Reverse & Date varieties

All with obverse 1

Ref. A -  Rev. A  Normal PENCE 
  Ref. B -  Rev. B  Large E over small E  
  Date: a -  Normal width date  
  Date: b -  Narrow width date  
  Date: c -  1st 5 over 5  
  Date: d -  2nd (last) 5 over 5  
  Date: e -  2nd (last) 5 over 5 (bit only)  
  Date: g -  Both 5's over 5  
GR 1855 Aa Rev. A (Normal)  Date: a (Normal) F+/VF 18.50
GR 1855 Aa Rev. A (Normal)  Date: a (Normal) Fair/F+ 8.50
GR 1855 Ab Rev. A (Normal)  Date: b (Narrow) Fair/+ 7.50
GR 1855 Ad Rev. A (Normal)  Date: d (2nd 5 over 5) F+/VF 19.50
GR 1855 Ae Rev. A (Normal)  Date: e (2nd 5 over 'bit' 5) Fair/Fine 8.00
GR 1855 Da Rev. B (E over E)  Date: a (Normal) F+/VF 21.00
GR 1855 Dc Rev. B (E over E)  Date: c (1st 5 over 5) Fine/VF 22.50
GR 1855 Dc Rev. B (E over E)  Date: c (1st 5 over 5) Fair?/F 6.00
GR 1855 Dg Rev. B (E over E)  Date: c (BOTH 5's over 5) Fne/VF? 23.50

1857 - Proof

1857 P - Obv. 3 - Proof issue only
GR 1857 P Obv. 3 - Proof Out of 

stock

1862 - Proof

1862 P - Obv. 2  With F: D   (Plain edge) - Proof
1862 R - Obv. 2  (Milled edge)  - Proof
1862 S - Obv. 3   (Palin edge) - Proof
GR 1862 P All above types - out of stock Out of 

stock

     

Victoria  [Jubilee head]   1888

1888 - date varieties

Rev. F   Similarity to 1862 - but the FOUR repaired
Rev. G   The U of FOUR has thick left & right leg !?
Date:  Type a   (Wide date)
Date:  Type b   (Narrow date)
GR 1888 Aa Date: Type a (Wide date)     Hint of tone pAS 185.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: Type a  Rev. Several small edge digs EF+/VF+ 55.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: Type a                         Brightish VF/VF+ 40.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: Type a                         Toned Fine 15.00
GR 1888 Ab Date: Type b (narrower)   Bright- hint of tone EF+ 165.00
GR 1888 Ab Light scuffing on both sides    
    Date: Type b (narrower)                     Bright EF? 70.00
GR 1888 Ab Date: Type b (narrower)                     Bright VF/VF+ 45.00
GR 1888 Ab Date: Type b (narrower)                     Bright VF?/VF 25.00
GR 1888 Ba Rev. Type G - The U of FOUR has both the    
   

left and the right leg - thick !

   
    Date: Type 1 (Wide date)            Bright     VF+/EF? 500.00

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