Bronze coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
King Edward VII (1901-1910)

A farthing is a quarter penny. This coin was current in Australia and this was the the model (in terms of size and alloy) for this denomination among those chosen for the coinage of the Commonwealth of Australia (beginning in 1911).

Obverse Description

Bare head of the King facing right; below in small letters De S. (for G.W. De Saulles Mint Engraver); around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:

Reverse Description

Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, ONE PENNY; in exergue, 1902

Edge Description


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