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Great Britain 1/3, 1/2, and 1 Farthing, 1/2 Penny, and Penny (Gulielmus)  1831 to 1837
Great Britain 1/3, 1/2, and 1 Farthing, 1/2 Penny, and Penny (Gulielmus) 1831 to 1837

Look at the gorgeous specimen in the picture, Sean. It comes from Coin House SESAM Basel. It is probably in much better condition than your coin, because one rarely sees them this nice.

These are coins of King William IV (Gulielmus). They come in several denominations which separate by size. All have Britannia on the reverse side, with the inscription 'BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:' with three overlaid plants at the bottom: a rose symbolizing England, a thistle symbolizing Scotland and a shamrock symbolizing Ireland.

1/3 FARTHING: 15 mm diameter
1/2 FARTHING: 17 mm
FARTHING: 21 mm
1/2 PENNY: 28 mm
PENNY: 34 mm

Approximate catalog values for these coins run like this:

1/3 FARTHING
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $140
fully uncirculated: $300

1/2 FARTHING
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $350
well preserved: $775
fully uncirculated: $1200+

FARTHING
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $125
fully uncirculated: $290

1/2 PENNY
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $550

PENNY
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $700
fully uncirculated: $1800
pennies dated 1831 with 'W.W' (NOT '.W.W' with two periods or without letters at all) on the base of the neck are rare - they catalog at $700 average circulated, $10000+ fully uncirculated
pennies dated 1837 are less common and catalog at $300 average circulated, $4500 fully uncirculated

These catalog values apply to all dates, except when noted specifically.

CoinQuest thanks Coin House SESAM Basel for the use of their image.

Coin: 679 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: sean, Sat, 20-Jun-2009 13:32:30 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 03:31:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 04-Nov-2016 10:09:28 GMT
Requester description: 1831 On the front of the coin is a right side bust of William IIII. Behind him says GULIELMUS IIII and in front of him says DEI GRATIA 1831 is the date. On the back side is a pic of a lady sitting holding a shield and a triton, behind her are the words BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: with a floral design under her. Coin is about an inch and a quarter in diameter. It maybe made of copper not sure.
Tags: great britain 1 3 2 farthing penny cent gulielmus william uk brit brittan brittain england britian britt english britan british brittish peny cents pennys pennies willaim willam guliflmus gvlielmvs willem guilemus gulilmus guilelmus guliemos iiii dei god gratia lady woman sitting seat shield triton trident britanniar britainniar rex fid def floral flower quarter copper gods goddess deus deum deity godess devm deo dom divine dios grattia femal women female feminine fem womans females womens ladys princess ladies stool sit sitted sits seated arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon thonged thong forks trisul pronged pitchfork fork prongs pitch florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals quarters quater quatre quarto quarts quartos quattro coppers bronze coppery brass bronzes cupro britannia rose tone rosettes rossette roses rosette toning toned throne chair oval ellipse oblong elliptic ovals

Comments

Mine says 1823. Good condition & relief. Patina present, circulated.
In safety deposit box w/many coins over 40 years - Linda Orr
Click to this page [PRESS HERE]. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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