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Coins of England : William IV (Currency)

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)
P Numbers refer to Peck's  English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, 2nd ed., (1964)
M Numbers refer to Montagu's  Copper, Tin and Bronze Coinage and Patterns for Coins of England, 2nd ed., (1893)

O: Obverse | R: Reverse | E: Edge Click Images to View Coin Details
S3848 Currency Farthing (Copper): (1831-1837)
O  Bare head of William IV right, truncated below the neck with W.W. (William Wyon) incuse on the truncation. Date below head. Legend broken by head between IIII and DEI. Toothed border.
R  Britannia seated to right on rock wearing long, flowing robes and scale armor across her breast. She wears a Corinthian helmet with the plume reaching nearly to her shoulder. Her right leg is forward and her left is pulled back. Her right hand rests on an oval shield at her side bearing the combined crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). The line running down the arms of the saltire is raised or incuse. Her left hand is extended and raised, clasping a trident ornamented with a balls on short stems on either side of the shaft below the prongs. Below, in the exergue, is a rose with three leaves, to the right a thistle with two leaves, to the left a shamrock, their stems crossing below the rose. The legend is broken by the helmet and trident. Toothed border and narrow raised rim.
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (Fair) $5.00
S3848__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Copper of William IV

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