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1906 Great Britain Farthing, 1/4 Penny, Blackened At Mint, NGC AU 50 Brown.

$ 40.00

1906 Great Britain Farthing
1/4 Penny
Blackened At Mint
NGC AU 50 Brown
King Edward VII

Obverse: Head Right
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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