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Another George III Farthing


Here is a piece recently purchased in London, an 1806 farthing. there are many varieties of this, as well as various patterns and proofs in different metals. These were not produced by the Royal Mint, but at the Soho Mint Birmingham, using revolutionary (for the time) steam powered machinery. The Soho factory can be considered to be the first factory in the modern sense in the world, using steam power.

These are relatively easy to get in a good grade, unlike the farthings of the 1770s I posted earlier. Compared to good early Us pieces of this period, these can be purchased for a trifle.



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