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1898 Great Britain Farthing, 1/4 Penny, Blackened At Mint, NGC AU 58 Brown.

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1898 Great Britain Farthing
1/4 Penny
Blackened At Mint
NGC AU 58 Brown
Queen Victoria Veiled Head

Obverse: Mature draped bust left
Reverse: Britannia seated right

Starting in 1897, The United Kingdom started blackening Farthings because of their resemblance to the Gold Half Sovereign.  An acid gas, sodium thiosulphat, was used to color the coin, this process lasted until 1917.

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