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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 inscription BRITANIAR.

1/3 FARTHING: 15 mm diameter
1/2 FARTHING: 17 mm
FARTHING: 20 mm
1/2 PENNY: 27 mm
PENNY: 32 mm

Approximate catalog values for these coins run like this:

1/3 FARTHING
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $16
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $300

1/2 FARTHING
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $800

FARTHING
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $150

1/2 PENNY
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $300

PENNY
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $1000

These catalog values apply to all dates.

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: Paul, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 03:31:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 09-Aug-2014 12:32:06 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 peny cents pennys pennies willaim guliflmus gvlielmvs guilemus gulilmus guilelmus guliemos bust iiii dei gratia lady woman sitting sit shield triton trident britanniar britainniar rex fid def floral flower an quarter copper grattia empress lsdy femal women female feminine womans females womens ladys princess girl ladies sits thonged thong ptichfork pronged pitchfork fork prongs pitch pittchfork brittaniar brittanniar btritannair blossom fler fleurs leis lisse flur folwers stems lily posy bouquet flowers flour fllower bud fleur bloomed floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals coppers bronze coppery brass britannia rose tone throne chair seat rosette coat arms flowerettes rosettes rossette coats crests insignia crest creast

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