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91001564

Pattern Farthing in Silver

CNG 91, Lot: 1564. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. George III. 1760-1820. Pattern AR Farthing (25mm, 11.98 g, 6h). Restrike issue. By W. J. Taylor after C. H. Küchler. Dated 1797. Laureate, draped, and armored bust right / Britannia seated left on rock pile, holding olive branch and trident; Union shield below; at a distance to left, ship under sail right upon sea; 1797 in exergue. Peck 1192. Superb EF, attractively toned, with underlying luster, a few light marks on the reverse. Virtually as struck. Very rare.


Ex Colin D. Cooke Collection (Colin Cooke, 26 May 2006), lot 334.