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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 britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt english britan british britsh britanniarun brilt brittish peny cents pennys pennies willaim willeim guliflmus gvlielmvs guilemus gulilmus guilelmus guliemos front 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 girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies sits sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields thonged thong forks ptichfork pronged pitchfork fork prongs pitch pittchfork brittaniar brittanniar btritannair rexm rexind rexx rexetind florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly fleur bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals coppers bronze coppery brass cupro britannia rose tone flowerettes rosettes rossette roses rosette toning toned throne chair seat oval ellipse coat arms stool seated ovals coats crests insignia crested crest creast

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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