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    Their were no Farthings struck in the first year of [[Edward VII]]'s Reign but they were struck every year of his Reign after from 1902 till 1910. [[George William De Saulles 1862 to 1903|George William De Saulles]] engraved the Edward VII Farthing which is probably why it is so similar in design to [[Victoria]]'s Farthings. As were the later Victorian Farthings all of Edwards were [[Darkened Farthings|chemically darkened]] so as to avoid them being mistaken for Half Sovereigns. Keeping with tradition Edwards bust faced the opposite direction to the previous Monarch which meant he had to face to the right. Their was only one type of Farthing minted for Edward, its diameter was 20 millimetres, it weighed approximately 2.84 grams and its [[Metals and Alloys used in Coins|bronze]] alloy was made up of 95% copper 4% tin and 1% zinc which was the same bronze alloy used in Victoria's Farthings. The obverse inscription reads '''EDWAEDVS VII DEI GRS : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP :''' and the reverse inscription reads '''FARTHING'''.
    Their were no Farthings struck in the first year of [[Edward VII]]'s Reign but they were struck every year of his Reign after from 1902 till 1910. [[George William De Saulles 1862 to 1903|George William De Saulles]] engraved the Edward VII Farthing which is probably why it is so similar in design to [[Victoria]]'s Farthings. As were the later Victorian Farthings all of Edwards were [[Darkened Farthings|chemically darkened]] so as to avoid them being mistaken for Half Sovereigns. Keeping with tradition Edwards bust faced the opposite direction to the previous Monarch which meant he had to face to the right. Their was only one type of Farthing minted for Edward, its diameter was 20 millimetres, it weighed approximately 2.84 grams and its [[Metals and Alloys used in Coins|bronze]] alloy was made up of 95% copper 4% tin and 1% zinc which was the same bronze alloy used in Victoria's Farthings. The obverse inscription reads '''EDWAEDVS VII DEI GRS : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP :''' and the reverse inscription reads '''FARTHING'''.
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    '''Peck 2238'''
    [[File:Edward VII Farthing obverse.png|Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Obverse)]][[File:Edward VII Farthing reverse.png|Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Reverse)]]
    [[File:Edward VII Farthing obverse.png|Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Obverse)]][[File:Edward VII Farthing reverse.png|Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Reverse)]]

    Latest revision as of 13:31, 23 August 2013

    Edward VII Farthings

    Their were no Farthings struck in the first year of Edward VII's Reign but they were struck every year of his Reign after from 1902 till 1910. George William De Saulles engraved the Edward VII Farthing which is probably why it is so similar in design to Victoria's Farthings. As were the later Victorian Farthings all of Edwards were chemically darkened so as to avoid them being mistaken for Half Sovereigns. Keeping with tradition Edwards bust faced the opposite direction to the previous Monarch which meant he had to face to the right. Their was only one type of Farthing minted for Edward, its diameter was 20 millimetres, it weighed approximately 2.84 grams and its bronze alloy was made up of 95% copper 4% tin and 1% zinc which was the same bronze alloy used in Victoria's Farthings. The obverse inscription reads EDWAEDVS VII DEI GRS : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF : IND : IMP : and the reverse inscription reads FARTHING.

    Peck 2238

    Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Obverse)Edward VII 1908 Farthing (Reverse)

    Peck PR Date Mintage Additional Info
    2231 VC 1902 5,125,120 RevB
    2232 EXR 1902 Not Recorded RevB Proof (Unblackened)
    2233 VC 1903 5,331,200 RevA
    2234 VC 1904 3,628,800 RevB
    2235 VC 1905 4,076,800 RevB
    2236 VC 1906 5,340,160 RevB
    2237 VC 1907 4,399,360 RevB
    2238 VC 1908 4,264,960 RevB
    2239 VC 1909 8,852,480 RevB
    2240 C 1910 2,598,400 RevB
    Total 43,617,280

    Reverse Varieties

    Reverse A - was only used in 1903. It is the same as the reverse used on the 1901 Farthing of Queen Victoria. The tide is in the low position, the tide can be seen meeting with Britannia below the point that her legs cross.

    Reverse B- is as Reverse A except the tide is much higer. On Reverse B it very precisely meets the point at which the legs cross.