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

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