1912 George V Farthing

£5.00
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The Farthing was first introduced during Edward I reign, 1272-1307. Struck in silver it was bought in together with cut halfpennies after the
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The Farthing was first introduced during Edward I reign, 1272-1307. Struck in silver it was bought in together with cut halfpennies after the abandonment of the long Cross coinage in 1279. After many years demand was growing for lower value coinage and in 1613, James I was the first King to authorise a copper farthing to be issued. From then on it was struck in various sizes and featured several designs from Monarch to Monarch. James II used tin for his farthings and this was continued until 1692 during William and Mary reign.

They re-introduced the farthing as copper in 1694It wasn't until Victoria that bronze farthings were introduced which eventually became the standard until it's final withdrawl in 1956 This 1912 Farthing has now 100 years of history, struck during George V reign and a must for all collectable. In Fine to Very Fine condition and reasonably priced
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  • Product Code:
    0913