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BM02305

Victoria 1839 proof Farthing, as issued in proof set

Regular price £750
Regular price Sale price £750

Victoria (1837-1901), Bronzed Proof copper Farthing, 1839, young filleted head left, date below, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. inverted die axis, Britannia seated right with trident and shield, legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: emblems in exergue (Peck 1557; S.3950). A few tiny specks on both sides, otherwise toned, practically as struck, becoming very rare in the UK market-place, has been slabbed and graded by Coin Grading Service UK as a 85.

CGS UK certification 28994-FA.V1.1839.06.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."

London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 85 in their 100 point system is a traditional "choice UNC-BU" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 65.

Provenance:

Croydon Coin Auction, 12th January 2001.

London Coins, Auction 141, 2nd June 2013, lot 1429.

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