British & English Copper Coin collecting

GEORGE I Farthing 1721 stop after date Reverse B

 

A different reverse to the above examples which proves there was more than one die in service. Due to the rarity of these farthings it makes sense to say that the working die had the stop added to it for if the servant which is made from the master dieĀ  (excluding legends and date ) there would be a lot more examples around.

Hypothetically speaking dies can sometimes have a short working life, this we know ! how many die flaws are in this collection? many my point being dies can crack so badly they see but a short life. And that’s really how coins become rare at the minting process at least, an accidental short run of farthings now enter circulation and now down to endless variables some may just survive.

Farthing grades just fair and quite thin.