Coin, Farthing

Maker and role
Maker: Royal Mint (estab. 886 AD)
Production date
1826
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Production place
London/England
Description
Circular copper coin, 1826 Farthing, King George IV, Second Issue. The reverse side of the coin has a raised relief profile bust portrait of George IV facing left. George IV is depicted with short wavy hair with a laurel wreath around the crown of his head, with a clean shaven face and double chin. Around the edge of the coin is an inscription. The bust was designed by William Wyon. The reverse side of the coin shows a right-facing centrally-seated Britannia in raised relief. She sits in profile on top of a shield, with one hand on the shield and her other arm extended out in front of her holding a trident. In the middle of the shield is the Union Jack design. Distinguishing features include her crested helmet and folded robes. In the exergue underneath Britannia is a rose, thistle, and shamrock. Around the edge of the coin is an inscription. The edge of the coin is smooth.
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Media and materials
Measurements
0 - Whole = Diameter (mm) = 22mm
Depth (mm) = 2mm
Other reference numbers
RA2010.23.1

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