I have two more pieces to show here today, an 1861 Victorian farthing from the Royal Mint and an 1874H farthing from the Heaton Mint, both in proof.
For the Royal Mint during this period, in most years proofs were only produced as a "proof of Record" so mintages were exceedingly tiny, less than 100 and perhaps closer to 20.
I dont know how many Heaton Mint proofs were struck, perhaps someone else out there does, but in any case it would also not be in vast quantities.
Also I have an announcement today in that the Registry Sets I have are greatly expanded through the inclusion of Type Sets by denomination for reigns going all the way back to Charles II.so there are 7 new Registry Sets for the reigns prior to George III. Anyone out there who is interested is more than welcome to have a look. I am the first one to open up sets in these categories. Others may have finer coins but there are virtually no other Registry Sets in these categories. Many of these coins will be close to best known. The best off the top of my head would be:
1672 farthing -65 RB- shown before- 70 percent red after 345 years
1674 halfcrown-61, R5 in British EF, none known as in Mint State
1685 farthing-61- extremely rare in this condition as a tin farthing- most tin farthings quickly turned to dust due to primitive metallurgy were and these were very crudely struck
1694 halfpenny-65- a glorious copper piece, maybe the best known currency piece of the reign
1700 halfcrown- 65- got it all, strike, luster, surfaces and eye appeal -photo doesnt do the luster justice
1717 sixpence-64- actually a no doubter gem with a prooflike obverse
1717 halfpenny-65- very well struck for the issue
1744 halfpenny-65- an exceedingly well struck gem
1751 halfpenny-65- equal in quality to the 1744
1758/7 sixpence- 65- unusually lustrous with great eye appeal, perhaps a first strike
There are two 1746 proof pieces in a separate registry set, the shilling in 65 and halfcrown in 66 star
Anyway for the Brit enthusiasts out there, enjoy!