British & English Copper Coin collecting

VICTORIA Farthing 1850 5 over 4 in date.


The tiny dots are not as pronounced as the above example but still very present on this farthing.

Perhaps the die was meant for a important sovereign strike which never was remembering these farthing dies were originally made for sovereigns and at the first sign of wear they were taken out of service and given to the farthing department i suppose.