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1826 George IV Copper Farthing GEORGIUS IIII

1826 George IV Copper Farthing GEORGIUS IIII Obverse

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£125.00
A copper Farthing of king George the Fourth, dated 1826 from his first issue. The obverse features the laureate, draped head of the king, facing left with thirteen leaves in his wreath. The legend reads ‘GEORGIUS IIII’ rather than ‘GEORGIUS IV’, used later. The reverse shows the figure of Britannia, seated in flowing robes and holding a trident, shield and olive branch. Her shield displays a Union Jack design. Not immediately visible and often unnoticed is the head and paws of a lion, seated behind her at her feet. The date appears below and in this example the ‘1’ of ‘1826’ appears lower than the other numerals and is missing its top serif. A highly graded example. Spink 3822.
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Obverse

Laureate head of George IV, facing left with wreath of 13 leaves by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci. Legend around: 'GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA'.

Reverse

Britannia: seated, facing right, clasping a shield and olive leaves. In her left hand, a trident. Engraver: William Wyon. Legend: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF:'.

Grade

A UNC - Start of patination to highlights, much mint lustre, especially on reverse for around Uncirculated.

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