Commonwealth Coins Books and Catalogues

A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze 1860-1970

First Edition 2021

A new and up-to-date reference catalogue on the predecimal bronze third farthings, farthings and halfpennies of Great Britain and the 1/48th shillings and 1/24th shillings of Jersey including 4 new farthing varieties and 27 new halfpenny varieties not documented in Michael Freeman's The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain.

Sample section

A sample section of the book documenting all known varieties of the bronze farthings of Great Britain can be found here (please do not re-host or re-upload).

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This book includes history plus descriptions of all known obverse and reverse die varieties and all known die pairings. Profusely illustrated 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.