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1909 Great Britain Farthing, 1/4 Penny, Blackened At Mint, NGC Fine Details.

$ 20.00

1909 Great Britain Farthing
1/4 Penny
Blackened At Mint
NGC Fine Details
Surface Hairlines
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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