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Ireland 1 Farthing, 1/2, 1 Penny  1805 and 1806
Ireland 1 Farthing, 1/2, 1 Penny 1805 and 1806

Ireland, the island located in the Atlantic Ocean west of Great
Britain, was settled by a race of tall, red-haired Celts from Gaul
about 400 BC. The Celtic harp has been on Irish coinage for centuries and this coin make no exception. In 1800 England and Ireland became the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.' On the reverse you can read the text: HIBERNIA, the classical Latin name for the island of Ireland.

Catalog values for these coins goes like this:

FARTHING 1806: (weight: 4.7 grams, diameter: 21 mm)
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $120

1/2 PENNY 1805: (weight: 7.6 grams, diameter: 27 mm)
worn: $8 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $75
fully uncirculated: $200

1 PENNY 1805: (weight: 17.5 grams, diameter: 31 mm)
worn: $15 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $75
fully uncirculated: $225

The Standard Catalog of World Coins lists several variations of the farthing, halfpenny, and penny that are worth more than the values above. For instance, the coin in our picture is a proof farthing sold by Baldwin's for 170 British pounds (about $250 US dollars) during a 2008 auction. The variations are too numerous to list here, so if you have a nice-looking coin you should seek out a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

Use our Terminology page to understand how to interpret the catalog values we have quoted here.

CoinQuest thanks Baldwin's for use of their coin photo. It's a beauty!

Coin: 18758 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: shazza, Sat, 31-Jan-2015 17:46:58 GMT
Answered by: Andrei, Sun, 01-Feb-2015 12:54:36 GMT
Requester description: 1806 georgius the 3rd 1806
Hibernia Face side: Georgius III.D.C.REX.
Other side:HIBERNIA 1806
Tags: ireland 1 farthing 2 penny cent hibernia irish ire hibernie eire celtic hiber celts peny cents pennys pennies georgius george iii rex geroge stgeorge glorgivs georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs georgivs rexm rexind rexx rexetind 3 harp

  

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