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Great Britain Farthing and Half Penny  1695 to 1701
Great Britain Farthing and Half Penny 1695 to 1701

William (Gulielmus) III (tertius) ruled Great Britain from 1694 to 1702. Your coin, Ronald, is no doubt dated 1697 rather than 1607, as the 9 is easily confused for a zero.

Back then a penny was worth so much they were minted in silver. But lesser denominations, farthings and half pennies, were also minted in copper. This page applies to copper coins only. These can be valuable, especially when in good condition. Coins with heavy wear, cleanings, or other damage are worth very little.

FARTHING (about 22 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $1200

HALF PENNY (about 28 mm diameter)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $1300

The coin in our picture is a half penny from Stack's Bowers where it sold for $150 US dollars in a 2011 auction.

Coin: 15559 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: ronald, Fri, 27-Sep-2013 12:36:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Sep-2013 15:36:20 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 20-Sep-2015 01:31:29 GMT
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