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    Farthing           1675     Charles II       C2FAM-045

    Obverse:  CAROLVS . A .    CAROL  O
    Reverse:  BRITAN    NIA . 1675

    Weight:  79.8 g   (5.16 grams)                  Diameter:  22.2 mm

    Comment:  The production of royal milled farthings began in 1672. This issue has the first style reverse (second style reverse used 1684-5). There is a die crack as the bottom of the R in CAROLVS. Also these is a small rim nick at about 2:30 o'clock.

    Provenance:  Donated to Notre Dame in 1887 as part of a 2,300 item coin collection (see: The Notre Dame Scholastic,   vol. 21 (September 1887) 45.


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    Farthing           1719     George I       G1FA-035

    Obverse:  GEORGIVS   . REX .
    Reverse:  BRITA N    NIA . 1719

    Weight:  74.7 g   (4.84 grams)                  Diameter:  22.9 mm

    Comments:  Our example is from the second (somewhat larger and heavier) issue of George I farthings, produced 1719-1724. On ther reverse there is a die break as a small dot under the first I and another brrak as a much larger dot under the space between the N and the I.

    Provenance:  Donated to Notre Dame in 1887 as part of a 2,300 item coin collection (see: The Notre Dame Scholastic,   vol. 21 (September 1887) 45.


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    Farthing           1730     George II       G2FA-005

    Obverse:  GEORGIVS .    II . REX .
    Reverse:  BRITAN    NIA . 1730

    Weight:  70.1 g   (4.53 grams)                  Diameter:  23.7 mm

    Comments:  This is from the first year of George II farthings; it displays the first of three obverse portraits used on his series. This younger head was designed by the diemaker John Crocker.

    Provenance:  Donated to Notre Dame in 1887 as part of a 2,300 item coin collection (see: The Notre Dame Scholastic,   vol. 21 (September 1887) 45.


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