Commonwealth Coins Books and Catalogues

A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze 1860-1970

First Edition 2021

"The most comprehensive book on British halfpennies and farthings available"

This brand new 165-page comprehensive guide covers the bronze halfpennies, farthings and third farthings of Great Britain and the 1/48th shillings and 1/24th shillings of Jersey. It includes all currently known obverse and reverse die varieties and all known die pairings including 4 new farthing varieties and 27 new halfpenny varieties not documented in Michael Freeman's The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain.

The British bronze farthing section is freely available now: here (please do not re-host or re-upload).

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Lists of obverse and reverse die descriptions are followed by profusely illustrated chronological listings of die pairings with cross-references to Charles Wilson Peck's, Michael Freeman's, Michael Gouby's, Malcolm Lewendon's, Iain Dracott's and David Groom's numbering systems for easy identification and cross-referencing.

Sample page from A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze 1860-1970

This reference book includes all 121 currently known predecimal bronze farthing die pairings (21 obverse designs and 15 reverse designs) and 202 currently known bronze halfpenny die pairings (34 obverse designs and 51 reverse designs) issued during the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II. There are high resolution photos of most of the obverse and reverse designs.