King George IV 1826 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 22mm, Weight : 4.749g
  2. Mintage 6,666,240
  3. Value ranges from £2.00 - £300.00 and above, depending on condition (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

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  7. George IV First Issue - Draped Bust

    Obverse C - G over G in GRATIA  U Over lower U in GEORGIUS(See below)

    Reverse Strange? B over B in BRITTANIAR (See Below)

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    Reverse Design:

    George IV Second Issue - Laureate Head

    Obverse A - Normal Reverse 1 - Normal

    Obverse Design: Laureate

    Reverse Design:


    • There are 10 known varieties of this coin.

    What Happened in 1826?

    • The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, is opened between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales
    • The first railway tunnel is built en route between Liverpool and Manchester in England.
    • The British crown colony of the Straits Settlements is established.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven puts the finishing touches on the String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Opus 131, the jewel in the crown of his late string quartets.
    • Mahmud II's council orders the janissaries to drill in the European manner.