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1898 Farthing sure is nice

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I inherited a windfall of Farthings - and I mean a windfall....

I am looking to find the right valuation resource for pricing.  There are some really really nice ones...  Also if anyone is aware of a way to sell best don't br shy:)

Where would you grade this example.  

Thanks all.  I am needing a good base idea so I will be posting a few more.   Thank you as always.  I definitely appreciate the insight I get here.




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Actually the second one is the one with the damage.  When this farthing design came out in 1895 and 1896 some scammers were managing to pass off the unfamiliar coins as 1/2 sovereigns. (The British version of the Racketeer nickel.) So partway through 1897 and in all of 1898, 99, 00 and 01 the farthings were deliberately blackened at the mint before they were released.  So at some point in the past that second coin was scrubbed to remove the black finish. 

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