Pictures of Coins of the UK

by Tony Clayton


Farthing Coins


Fractional Farthings <<-- : -->> The Halfpenny

History of Farthings
Values of Farthings


Quick find by reign:

Edward I : Edward II : Charles II : William & Mary : Queen Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


Please note that as the images have come from a wide range of sources, they are not to scale relative to each other.


Farthings.


Edward I

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Edward I Farthing

Class 1a Farthing, London Mint
Courtesy of Jean Elsen & Ses Fils S.A.

Edward I Farthing

Class 2 Farthing, London Mint
Courtesy of Spink

Edward I Farthing

Class 3de Farthing, Lincoln Mint
Courtesy of Spink


Edward II

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Edward II Farthing

Class 1a Farthing, London Mint
Courtesy of John Partington


Charles II

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1665 pattern farthing

1665 pattern farthing.
Courtesy of Spink

1675 farthing

1675 farthing.
Courtesy of Spink

1679 farthing

1679 farthing, double struck.
Courtesy of Spink

1684 tin farthing

The first tin farthing, 1684.
The date is on the edge.

Courtesy of Pete Day.

More Charles II farthings can be seen here.


William & Mary

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William & Mary tin farthing

Tin farthing, 1690
Courtesy of Pete Day.

William & Mary farthing

Copper farthing, 1694
Courtesy of Spink.


Queen Anne

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Queen Anne farthing

Pattern Farthing, 1714.
Broad flan and reverse upright ('medal' orientation)

Courtesy of Spink


George I

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1719 farthing

1719 farthing, second type, small letters and 9 in date
Courtesy of Spink

1720 farthing

1720 farthing, second type, small letterse
Courtesy of Spink


George II

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1736 farthing

1736 farthing, young head
Courtesy of Spink

1744 farthing

1744 farthing, older head
Courtesy of Spink


George III

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1771 farthing

1771 farthing
Courtesy of Spink

1798 pattern farthing

1798 pattern farthing
Courtesy of Martin Platt

1799 farthing

1799 farthing
Courtesy of Spink

1806 proof farthing

1806 proof farthing
Courtesy of Spink


George IV

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1821 proof farthing

Proof farthing of 1821
Picture courtesy of Pete Day.

1823 farthing

Farthing of 1823, with Roman I in date
This is actually an inverted 1 over 1 overdate

Courtesy of Martin Platt


William IV

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1831 proof farthing

Proof farthing of 1831 (lacquered)
Courtesy of Spink.


Victoria

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1843 farthing

1843 Copper farthing
Author's Collection

1850 Overdate

Interesting doubling of the 5 in an 1850 Copper farthing
Courtesy of Jim McGee

1867 farthing

1867 Bronze farthing
Author's Collection

1874H Reverse

1874H farthing, showing H mintmark below the date
Author's Collection

1878 farthing

1878 farthing
Author's Collection

1891 farthing

1891 farthing
Author's Collection

1901 farthing

1901 farthing, Old Head type
Author's Collection


Edward VII

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1904 Farthing

1904 farthing
Author's Collection


George V

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1916 farthing

1916 farthing
Author's Collection

1929 farthing

1929 farthing
Author's Collection


George VI

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1943 farthing

1943 farthing, first obverse
Author's Collection

1951 farthing

1951 farthing, second obverse
Author's Collection


Elizabeth II

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1953 farthing

1953 farthing
Courtesy of John Quinn

1956 farthing

1956 farthing
Author's Collection


Quick find by reign:

Edward I : Edward II : Charles II : William & Mary : Queen Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II


Links

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History of Farthings

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Values of Farthings

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