British & English Copper Coin collecting

George IV Farthings

George IV Farthings

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George iv

Name: King George IV
Full Name: George Augustus Frederick
Born: August 12, 1762 at St. James Palace
Parents: George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Relation to Elizabeth II: 3rd great-granduncle
House of: Hanover
Ascended to the throne: January 29, 1820 aged 57 years
Crowned: July 19, 1821 at Westminster Abbey
Married: Caroline, daughter of Duke of Brunswick
Children: One daughter,and at least two illegitimate children
Died: June 26, 1830 at Windsor Castle, aged 67 years, 10 months, and 12 days
Buried at: Windsor
Reigned for: 10 years, 4 months, and 26 days
Succeeded by: his brother William IV

George IV as Prince of Wales was Regent from 1810 to 1820 during his father’s period of insanity he became King George IV on the death of his father in 1820. His heavy drinking, indulgent lifestyle and taste for huge amounts of food made him obese, and he became an unpopular figure of ridicule when he appeared in public. He suffered from gout and towards the end of his life became mentally unstable. He died of a heart attack at Windsor Castle in 1830.

 

GEORGE IV

Engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.

Grade ! there are a fair few collectors who will not entertain any coin unless its at least Extremely fine or in a plastic box with a hologram on , i assume there are many holes in there collection unless of course there well of. My advise is to buy the best you can afford! or if you cant live with it then don’t buy it..


 

1821 Farthings

 

 

1821 Farthings all 1821 Farthing have a stop after the date.

 

 

 

G4F21.  1821   G over O in Gratia rare & very rare in higher grades ( 22 ) seen. Coin grades reverse extremely fine / obverse extremely fine or better.

 

 

 

G4F211.  1821 Guided G over O in Gratia  rare & very rare in higher grades ( 22 ) seen. Coin grades reverse extremely fine / obverse good extremely fine. Guiled examples often turn up on any farthing or coin for that matter.

 

 


 

 

1822 Farthings.

 

G4F22. 1822   A Type Obverse D over D  or doublets as there some times called obverse 2 with incuse midribs, very scarce coin & quite rare in higher grades ( 30+ ) seen. Coin grades nearly extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F221. 1822  B Type Obverse D over D or doublets as there some times called, obverse 2 with incuse midribs, very scarce coin & quite rare in higher grades ( 30+ ) seen. Coin grades reverse extremely fine / obverse good extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F222. 1822  Raised Midribs and 2 over 2  Obverse 1 with raised midribs seen ( many ) but im unsure as to the 2 over 2. Coin grades reverse nearly extremely fine / obverse extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F223.  1822  incuse midribs and 2 over 2  Obverse 2 with incuse midribs seen ( many ) coin grades reverse nearly extremely fine / obverse extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F224.  1822  Un- barred A in Britannia Obverse 1 raised midribs seen ( 7 ) Very rare coin in high grades. Coin grades nearly extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F225. 1822  Un-barred A in Britannia Obverse 1 raised midribs seen ( 7 ) very rare in high grades. Coin grades good very fine +.

 

 

 

 

G4F226. 1822  very thin flan 2.71 grams 20.5 mm in size. I have never seen a thin flan of this series, farthing grades fine and must be very rare.

 

 

 

 

G4F227.  1822 B over R Large 22 in date or small 8  B over R in BRITANNIA, very clear & rare maybe as its not easy to sure. I cant believe this has not been spotted over the years as theirs been a lot of them since 1822. Unusual date arrangement at least, its probably large 2`s rather than a small eight. Farthing grades very fine and is possibly rare.

 

 

 

G4F228. 1822 the entire obverse legend needs re-punching. Certainly unusual to say the least, a problem free farthing which grades reverse very fine / obverse good very fine.

 

 

 


 

 

1823 Farthings

 

 

G4F23.  1823  Roman I in date  or  inverted one in date. A rare coin and very rare in higher grades, these turn up more often in lower grades. Farthing grades reverse good very fine / obverse really good very fine.

 

 

 

G4F231 . 1823  Normal issue Beautiful Proof like surfaces, farthing grades about uncirculated.

 

 

 

G4F232. 1823 3 over lower 3 At first i was hoping it was a 5, but sadly its 3 over lower 3. Very weak obverse strike, other wise nearly very fine.

 

 


 

 

1825 Farthings

 

G4F25.  1825  5 over 5  There are at least five different 5 over 5 date arrangements that ive seen, which is the scarcer i have no idea. Farthing coin grades Very Fine.

 

 

 

G4F251.  1825  5 over 5  There are at least five different 5 over 5 date arrangements that ive seen, which is the scarcer i have no idea. Farthing grades reverse nearly very fine / obverse very fine.

 

 

 

G4F252. 1825  5 over 5 and E over E  E over E is 15% displaced and very noticeable , my other example looked as if it were
E over F but this clearer example is clearly E over E. Farthing grades reverse extremely fine or better / obverse good extremely fine.

 

 

 

G4F253.   1825 5 over 5 and E over E  E over E is 15% displaced this example always to me look as if it were E over F but the clearer example above is definitely E over E. Farthing coin grades nearly Fine.

 

 

 

G4F254.  1825  E in DEI over I ? Raised leaf ribs with obverse 1, wonderful grade and extremely rare if genuinely E over I. Farthing grades reverse about uncirculated / obverse uncirculated.

 

 

 

G4F255. 1825  Large 5 or 5 over 5 or 5 over 3 ?  Needs a better example to be sure, farthing grades reverse good fair / obverse nearly fine.

 

 

 

G4F256. 1825  Quite high last Roman Numeral  a shaky re punch no doubt, farthings grades reverse good very fine / obverse very fine.

 

 

 

G4F257.  1825 U over D in DEI  Reference books say D over U but know way is it, bearing in mind coin catalogs and books copy each other like estate agents do when not having the knowledge or skills they just find out what the last one sold for and copy it regardless of any real detail, so its not surprising that someones inexperienced thoughts or guesses live on. Its only professional websites like Colin Cooke’s coins & and a few others that seemed to hold any credibility in this new digital age. On this example the U is clearly on top and not the D. These farthing are very rare and extremely rare in higher grades, ive seen just 13 examples to date. Farthing grades reverse very fine + / obverse really good very fine +.

 

 

G4F258.  1825 incuse ribs obverse 2 A rare coin and very rare in high grades, farthing grades almost uncirculated.

 

 

 

G4F259.  1825  E over F in DEF ?. Quite possibly genuine, farthing grades nearly very fine.

 

 

 

G4F2510. 1825 incurse midribs obverse 2 Cracks now appearing on this obverse, im sure ive seen this reverse on a farthing with raised mid ribs. Farthing grades extremely fine of better.

 

 

 

G4F2510. 1825 Large prongs on trident with 5 over 5 the most server ive seen.  Large prongs is Scarce on this date as there mostly smaller prongs, but this 5 over 5 is the severest miss ive seen to date. Farthing grades very fine.

 

 

 

G4F2510A. 1825 Large Prongs on trident with 5 over 5 the most server ive seen. Large prongs is Scarce on this date as there mostly smaller prongs, but this 5 over 5 is the severest miss ive seen to date. Farthing grades strong good very fine, and is identical to the above farthing with the 5 very clear.

 

 

 

G4F2511.  1825 R over higher R in REX with ski-whiff on Britannia`s trident  Not seen that often and quite rare in high grades, leaf ribs are raised rather than incurse. Farthing grades reverse nearly very fine / obverse very fine.

 

 

 

G4F2511A. 1825  R over higher R in REX with ski-whiff prongs on Britannia`s trident. Quite rare in higher grades with Britannia trident prongs ski-whiff, leaf ribs are raised rather than incurse. Farthing grades good very fine.

 

 

 

G4F2512.  1825  5 over higher 5 I over I in GRATIA first two prongs missing on Trident. Rare in higher grades, there’s also has two odd left footed A`s in BRITANNIA, farthing grades nearly uncirculated with a couple of corrosion areas.

 

 

 

G4F2512A.  1825 5 over higher 5 with prongs missing. The same reverse as above G4F2512 but with a different obverse Farthing grades good very fine with the odd dig.

 

 

 

G4F2513. 1825 raised mid ribs T over I in BRITANNIA  ? large 8 over small 8 with missing trident prongs & various miss- aligned letters. Most peculiar indeed, with clear details & problem free. Farthing grades nearly extremely fine.

 

 

 

G4F2514.  1825 raised mid ribs The stop on the obverse resembles a hula hoop Probably resulting from a damaged stop punch.  Theirs also an 8 over a quite severely displaced 8, which is only visible now with a powerful glass. Quite an unusual farthing and something ive not seen before, farthing grades extremely fine with some luster here and there.

 

 

 


 

1826 Farthings

 

 

 

G4F26. 1826 R over E in GRATIA  A very rare coin and extremely rare in high grades, ive seen just 13 of these farthings since 1980. Farthing grades reverse good very fine / obverse very fine or better.

 

 

 

 

G4F261. 1826 D over D in DEI  No doubt the scarcest date on this first issue with over strike very clear. Farthing grades good extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F262. 1826 some Re-cut letters, some ski-whiff   Clumsy re-cut IIII among some other re-punche letters on this specimen Farthing grades good extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F263. 1826 R over E in GRATIA  A very rare coin and extremely rare in high grades, ive seen just 13 of these farthings since 1980. Farthing grades good very fine with R over E very clear.

 

 

 

 

G4F263. 1826 8 over 40% displaced 8 very obvious and a clumsy over date. Farthing grades fine.

 

 

 

G4F264. 1826 8 over smaller 8 Triple punched I in GEORGIUS & slanted T over I or T. An extremely clumsy re-touched die with many unaligned letters. Farthing grades practically extremely fine.

 

 

 

G4F265. 1826 8 over 45% displaced 8 looks looped  At first glance it looks if the two 8`s are linked together, but of course they cant be. Farthing grades nearly very fine.

 


 

 

George IV.

 

2nd Bust by William Wyon.

 

 

G4F26.  1826 Normal  A very common date on this last or small head issue, farthing grades extremely fine.

 

 

 

G4F261. 1826 Roman one in date Very rare and much rarer than the 1823 Roman I in date, ive only seen 11 of theses farthings to date. Farthing grades reverse almost very fine / obverse very fine.

 

 

 

G4F262. 1826 Double struck date  Double struck dates do turn up from time to time on every coinage. farthing grades good extremely fine.

 

 

 

G4F263. 1826 1 over Roman 1 in date ?  This is probably genuine though the top left side is slightly weak, i saw a worn specimen which looked like a very long 1 in the date. there’s also a die flaw to the left of the date Farthing grades good very fine.

 

 

 

G4F263A. 1826 1 over Roman 1 in date ? As above but a later strike with faded detail. Farthing grades Nearly extremely fine with circulation marks

 

 

 

G4F264. 1826 Twisted D in DEI and fat 6 in date. Very apparent re-cut date and quite unusual, though the re-cut/re-punched date has not contributed to the additional size of the 6 as that’s clear on the left. Coin grades good very fine with some surface marks..

 

 

 

G4F265. 1826 Huge 6 in date quite possibly an inaccurately punched 6 over 6 making it look larger.

 

 

 

 

G4F27. 1827 Normal  Very uncommon and very scarce in high grades, farthing grades reverse extremely fine / obverse extremely fine or better.

 

 

 

 

G4F28. 1828 Normal Uncommon date and scarce in high grades, farthing grades good extremely fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F281. 1828 Broken 2 in date  Strangely resembles inverted 3 or £ sign, farthing grades reverse good fair / obverse fair.

 

 

 

 

G4F29.  1829  normal  very uncommon and rare in high grades, farthing grades reverse very fine / obverse good very fine.

 

 

 

 

G4F30.  1830 normal  A common date, farthing grades reverse extremely fine / obverse extremely fine.