1826 GB & Ireland Farthing - Type II (couped, laureate bust)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Ireland Copper Farthings (George IV)

Background In 1825, in the middle of the reign of King George IV, the long-planned “customs and monetary” union of Great Britain and Ireland was enacted. From a numismatic viewpoint, the farthings of 1826 changed design – from “draped bust laureat” to The Irish pound was thence tied to sterling and almost “free trade” conditions…


GB & Ireland – Third-Farthings

The Third-Farthing The first of the fractional farthings to be issued was the third-farthing, which throughout the period of issue from 1827 to 1913 was minted exclusively for use in Malta. The island used British coins, but the grano, dating from before British rule, was valued at one-twelfth of a penny. As a result the…

1868 Bronze Proof Quarter-Farthing (Victoria, 2nd portrait)

GB & Ireland – Quarter-Farthings

A quarter-farthing was issued for use only in Ceylon between 1839 and 1853, and was never legal tender in the UK & Ireland. However, they are usually considered to be part of the UK coin series, as Ceylon used British currency at that time.

1822 Ireland copper penny (George IV), Laureate and draped bust facing left

O’Brien Coin Price Guide 2016: The Irish Coinage of George IV

2016 Market Values Copper Penny Copper Halfpenny Copper Farthing <no image> No farthings were circulated. Advertisements

1822 Ireland copper halfpenny (George IV), Laureate and draped bust facing left

O’Brien Coin Guide: The Irish ‘Regal’ Coinage of George IV

Introduction The short reign George IV was of huge numismatic importance to Ireland. George III’s Act of Union in 1801 had abolished the Irish Parliament in Dublin and extended direct rule over Ireland by the English Parliament in London. George IV went further :- The Assimilation of Currencies Act, 1825 provided for the abolition of the separate…