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[GR]  GB  GROATS 1836 - 1888

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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 Some time after the Groat was withdrawn in the UK in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 A 1 + A  Rev. Pin-head size attempt to pierce
at top (12 o'clock). Does not show on Obv. EF 30.00
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 afetr 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 Da 4 + A  Slightly weak top colon dot after BRIT~    
    4 + A  Date: 7 over 7 Fine-F+ 45.00
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
GR 1837 F 4 + A  Virtually NO colon dots ! Fine 50.00
         

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 - 3 rev. types & 1 date variation

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 - 3 date types

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 - 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 225.00
GR 1840 A Rev. Type A -    
    Date: Type a - Flat top 4  Die flaw through the 4 EF+ 200.00
GR 1840 A Rev. Type A  - Possibly double struck !       
    Type A - Date: Flat top 4       Bright  EF 135.00
GR 1840 A Obv. Many die crack lines along legend      
    Rev. Type A -    
    Date: Type a -  Flat top 4  numerals doubled   EF?/EF 100.00
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 Left as

reference

    Grade: Choice with golden tone Out of

stock

GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A     
    Ghosting & Die flaw - 3 o'clock     
Date: Type c - Pointed top 4     pAS 225.00
GR 1840 Ac Rev. Type A    
    Rev. N of PENCE double struck    
    Date Type c - Pointed top 4     EF+ 185.00
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

         

Due to finding reverse type b - broken 'C' in PENCE

in first 1848 and then back in 1838 I have had to

re-reference all of the Groats in between.

So far I have only managed to do 1838 & 1839

1840 is virtually complete but I just need

to add  other example of GR 1840 Cb

with the missing centre bar of E in PENCE.

But I have run out of time !

Work will continue in the New Year 

 
         

 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 - date varieties

Type A - Date: Pointed top 4 with T- tail end - 1 to tooth
Type Aa - Date: Pointed top 4 with T- tail end - 1 to gap
Type B - Date: 4 with a triangular tail end - Ext. Rare
Type C - Date: Last 1 of date over inverted 1 (Roman  I)
GR 1841 A Brilliant  -  Scarce date pAS 325.00    
GR 1841 A

Light tone around legend - Scarce date

VF/VF+ 60.00
GR 1841 Aa Rev. Die crack at FOUR & date  Choice    
    Light tone - SLABBED NGC  MS63 pAS 335.00
GR 1841 Aa Obv. Ghosting. Date: Die crack.     Choice pAS 330.00
GR 1841 Aa

Date: Die crack.  Choice toned - Scarce date

pAS 325.00
GR 1841 Aa

 Rev. Die crack at FOUR & date.  Choice tone  

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

Bright  - Scarce date

VF+ 75.00
GR 1841 Aa

Obv. Faint hairline scratch    Scarce date

VF/VF+ 50.00
GR 1841 Aa Date. Die crack Fair/Fine 18.00
GR 1841 B

Rev. Massive die cracks         

Date: The 4 has a triangular tail end !

EF?/EF 475.00
GR 1841 C

Date: Last 1 over inverted 1 (Roman I)

Fair/F 175.00
GR 1841 C

Date: Last 1 over inverted 1 (Roman I)

Poor/+ 50.00

1842 - date varieties

Type A - Date: Pointed top 4 with T tail end 
Type B - Date: 2 over 1 - Pointed top 4 with T tail end
Type C - Date: 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 7.50
GR 1842 A Fair?/F+ 5.00
GR 1842 B Date: 2 over 1  - RARE EF? 300.00
GR 1842 C

Date: Stop before 1   Choice greyish tone

pAS 325.00

1843 - date varieties

Type A - Date: Pointed top 4 with T tail end  (wide date)
Type Aa - Date: Pointed top 4 with T tail end (average)
Type Ab - Date: Pointed top 4 with T tail end (narrow)
Type B - Date: Larger 3
GR 1843 A Date: Wide Fine/F+ 15.00
GR 1843 A Date: Wide Fair/F 10.00
GR 1843 A Date: Wide Fair?/F 5.00
GR 1843 Aa Rev. Small die crack.      Bright EF+-pAS 185.00
GR 1843 Aa Date: (Average width) Fine/F+ 15.00
GR 1843 Aa Date: (Average width) Fair/F 10.00
GR 1843 Ab Date: (Narrow) Fair?/F 6.50
GR 1843 B Rev. Die cracks.  Date; Larger 3 pAS 200.00
GR 1843 B Date:  Larger 3 EF+-pAS 190.00
         

1844 - date varieties

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

Date: Large 44   Choice pale green tone

pAS 215.00
GR 1844 A

Date: Large 44   Bright - hint of pale tone

pAS 210.00
GR 1844 A

Obv. & rev. Ghosting from clashed dies

   
   

Date: Large 44               Deep dark tone

EF 100.00
GR 1844 A

Rev. Slight scratch.   Date: Large 44 

EF? 60.00
GR 1844 A

Date: Large 44 

Fine/F+ 12.50
GR 1844 A

Date: Large 44 - Slightly scuffed

Fine 8.00
GR 1844 A

Date: Large 44

Fair 6.50
GR 1844 A

Date: Large 44

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

Date: Smaller 44  Toning in legend

EF+ 250.00
GR 1844 B Obv. Die crack  Date: Slightly smaller 44  Bright EF+ 245.00
         

1845 - date 

Type A - Date: 5 has a fairly flat top. 4 has slant-up tail
Type B - Date: 5 has curved up top.  4 has slant-up tail
Type Ba - Date: Probably not 5 over 3 - see details why
GR 1845 A Date: Type A Fair 7.50
GR 1845 B Date: Type B   Choice deep tone EF+ 185.00
GR 1845 B Date: Type B EF-EF+ 120.00
GR 1845 B Date: Type B Fair?/Fair 5.00
GR 1845 Ba Date: Type Ba  Date: 5 looks as if it could
be over a 3 but that is not likely - 
See why I argue again this variety  EF 250.00

1846 - date 

Type A - Date: Flat top 4 with slant-up tail
GR 1846 A

Deep tone

EF+-pAS 225.00
GR 1846 A Rev. Couple of die cracks   Light tone EF+pAS 215.00
GR 1846 A Rev. Die crack & hairline scratch ! EF+-pAS 210.00
GR 1846 A

Rev. Choice ghosted image of Victoria   Bright

EF+ 205.00
GR 1846 A F/F+ 12.00
GR 1846 A

Dark and slightly pitted

F+ 10.00
GR 1846 A Fair/F 9.00
GR 1846 A Fair?/+ 5.00

1847 - date 

7 Font TYPE A:   Date: 7 over 8  - 7 leg curves backwards
7 Font TYPE B:   Date: 7 over 8  - 7 leg angled straight
GR 1847 A Date: 7 over 8 - Extremely RARE  Brightish EF+ 1150.00
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 950.00

1848 - varieties

A  Rev. Type A   (Normal C in PENCE)   Date: Smaller 48
B  Rev. Type A   (Normal C in PENCE)  G over G sideways in D: G:
C  Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)   Date: Large 48
D  Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)   Date: 8 over 6 (Large 48)
E  Rev.  Type A  (Normal C in PENCE) 
                               Date: 8 over 6 (Large 48) - Extra 'bit' above last 8       
F  Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)   Date: 6 over 8 (Large 48)
G  Rev.  Type A  (Normal C in PENCE) 
                                Date: 8 over 7 (48 are small)
H   Rev. Type C (Thicker font letters in PENCE)
                             Date: 8 over 7 (48 are small)
GR 1848 A Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)     
    Date: Smaller 48         Bright   EF+ 195.00
GR 1848 B Obv. 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 B Obv. 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
GR 1848 C Rev. Type B (Broken C in PENCE)      
    Date: Large 48    Bright EF?/EF 75.00
GR 1848 D Rev. Type B ( Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 (last 8)  [Large 48]       Bright EF 110.00
GR 1848 D Rev  Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 (last 8)  [Large 48]  Die crack EF 110.00
GR 1848 D Rev. Type B  (Broken C in PENCE)    
    Date:  8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Fine/F+ 25.00
GR 1848 D Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Fair 10.00
GR 1848 D Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 (last 8)   [Large 48] Poor/Fair 5.00
GR 1848 E Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 - with extra 'bit' above 8    
      Out of

stock

GR 1848 F Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 6 or 6 over 8 !?
    An unusual variety that no one has ever questioned before. See link for details EF+/pAS 425.00
GR 1848 F Rev. Type B  (broken C in PENCE)    
   

Date: 8 over 6 or 6 over 8 !?

   

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+ 25.00
GR 1848 G Rev. Type A  (Normal C in PENCE)    
    Date: 8 over 7 Fair?/+ 4.00
GR 1848 H Rev. Type C  (With thicker font letters)    
    Date: 8 over 8 over 7  - Choice deep tone pAS 450.00
         

1849 - 3 date types

Type A - Date: Flat top 4 & slant up tail
Type Aa - Date: 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

Type C - Date: Flat top 4 & Triangular - bar tail
Type D - Date: Flat top 4 & T- bar tail
Type E - Date:  Flat top 4 & T- bar tail.  9 over 9
Type Ea - Date:  Flat top 4 & T- bar tail.  9 over 9
Type F - Date:  Flat top 4 & T- bar tail
Type Fa - Date: Tall - slim 4 ?? & T- bar tail
GR 1849 A Type A Fair/F 8.50
GR 1849 Aa Type Aa F+/VF? 17.50
GR 1849 Aa Type Aa F/F+ 10.00
GR 1849 B Type B  Rev. 1st E of PENCE repaired pAS 350.00
GR 1849 B Type B  Rev. 1st E of PENCE repaired F+/VF? 40.00
GR 1849 B Type B  Rev. 1st E of PENCE repaired Fair?/+ 15.00
GR 1849 C Type C  Date: Triangular - bar tail pAS 350.00
GR 1849 C Type C  Date: Triangular - bar tail EF+/pAS 325.00
GR 1849 C Type C  Date: Triangular - bar tail Fair?/+ 15.00
GR 1849 D Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail    
   

A few dark spots

Fine 6.50
GR 1849 D Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail Fair?/F 6.00
GR 1849 E Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail
             Date: 9 over 9 EF/EF+ 200.00
GR 1849 E Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail
             Date: 9 over 9 EF/EF+ 195.00
GR 1849 Ea Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail Fair 6.50
GR 1849 F Type D  Date: Flat top 4 & T - bar tail EF/EF+ 195.00
GR 1849 Fa Type Da  Date: Tall - slim 4 ? T - bar tail Fair 35.00

1851 - date

Type A   Date: Large 51
GR 1851 A Type A Out of 

stock

1852 - date

Type A   Date: Slightly large 52
GR 1852 A Type A Out of 

stock

1853 - Proof

Type P1    Obv. 1   Date: Larger 3 (Proof)
Type P1a  Obv. 1   Date: Larger 3 - worn die (Proof)
Type P2    Obv. 3   Larger head   Date: Different 5 (Proof)
GR 1853 A Type P1a  (Currency !?) - see examples - Very Rare Out of 

stock

GR 1853 P Type P (Proof) Out of 

stock

1854 - varieties

BRITANNIAR below has been shortened to BR~IAR
All 1854 Groats are with obverse 1
BR~IAR - Type 1   Final R :
BR~IAR - Type 2   Final R..  (Colon colon touches R)
BR~IAR - Type 3   Final R : (R foot below colon dot)
F: D.:  Type A   (Extra lower part colon dot)
F: D:   Type B   (Lower colon dot very close to D)
F: D:   Type C   (As Type B - D is double struck)
Date -   With or without extended foot (die flaw ?!) 
1854 A =   Type 1 + A
1854 Aa = Type 1 + B
1854 B =   Type 2 + B
1854 C =   Type 3 + B
1854 Ca = Type 3 + C
GR 1854 A Type 1 + A   Date: Extended foot EF 115.00
GR 1854 A Type 1 + A  Date: Extended foot
Obv. Tiny indent on neck.
Rev. Short hairline scratch at left field F+/VF 20.00
GR 1854 A Type 1 + A Fair/F+ 8.50
GR 1854 A Type 1 + A Fair/F 6.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B                         Nicely toned EF+/pAS 225.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B                         Well toned VF/VF+ 35.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B                         Brightish VF?/VF 25.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B Fair/F+ 10.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B Fair/F 8.00
GR 1854 Aa Type 1 + B Fair 5.00
GR 1854 B Type 2 + B   "Kicking the football" VF+/EF? 75.00
GR 1854 B Type 2 + B   "Kicking the football" Fair/F 12.00
GR 1854 C Type 3 + B Fair/F+ 15.00
GR 1854 Ca Type 3 + C  Rev. Slight scratch VF/VF+ 35.00

1855 - date varieties

All 1855 Groats are with obverse 1
1855 A =   Date: Type 1  (Wide date)
1855 Aa = Date: Type 2  (Narrow date)
1855 B =   Date: Type 3  1st 5 over 5
1855 C =   Date: Type 4  2nd 5 over 5
1855 Ca =  Date: Type 5  2nd 5 over part of 5
GR 1855 A Date: Wide F+/VF 18.50
GR 1855 A Date: Wide Fair/F+ 8.00
GR 1855 Aa Date: Narrow Fair/+ 7.50
GR 1855 B Date: 1st 5 over 5 Fine/F+ 22.50
GR 1855 C Date: 1st 5 over 5 F+/VF 25.00
GR 1855 Ca Date: 2nd 5 over part of 5 F/F+ 12.50
GR 1855 Ca Date: 2nd 5 over part of 5 Fair 7.50
GR 1855     Fair?/+ 4.50

1857 - Proof

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

stock

1862 - Proof

1862 P - Obv. 2 - Proof issue only
GR 1862 P Obv. 2 - Proof Out of 

stock

 

Victoria  [Jubilee head]   1888

1888 - date varieties

1888 A   Date: Type 1  (Wide date)
1888 Aa  Date: Type 2  (Narrow date)
GR 1888 A Date: Type 1 (Wide date)     Hint of tone pAS 185.00
GR 1888 A Date: Type 1 (Wide date)     Bright VF+/EF? 75.00
GR 1888 A Rev. Several small edge digs EF+/EF 65.00
GR 1888 A Date: Type 1 (Wide date)     Slight tone VF+/EF? 50.00
GR 1888 A Date: Type 1  Brightish-slightly dull VF?/VF+ 35.00
GR 1888 A Date: Type 1  Fine 35.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: narrower           Bright- hint of tone EF+ 165.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: narrower                     Bright EF? 80.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: narrower                     Bright VF/VF+ 45.00
GR 1888 Aa Date: narrower                     Bright VF?/VF 22.50

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