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A brief story of the Farthing

The Farthing was first introduced during Edward I reign, 1272-1307. Struck in silver it was brought 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 feathured 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 1694


It wasn't until Victoria that bronze farthings were introduced which eventually became the standard until it's final withdrawl in 1956.

You can also find Half farthings, Quarter farthings and Third Farthings
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George VI Farthing coin George V Bronze Farthing 1912 George V Farthing
George VI Farthing coin
Latest Price: £1.00
George V Bronze Farthing
Latest Price: £1.50
1912 George V Farthing
Latest Price: £5.00
George VI Farthing Coin

George was the second son of King George V and was not expected to become King at birth. His elder brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1936
George V Bronze Farthing

George V reigned from 1910 - 1936, during this time as King, Great Britain entered the first World War I. He was the first Monarch of the house
George V Farthing 1912

The Farthing was first introduced during Edward I reign, 1272-1307. Struck in silver it was bought in together with cut halfpennies after the
Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing Bag of 20 Great British Farthings Elizabeth II 1956 Farthing
Elizabeth II 1956 Farthing
Latest Price: £12.00
Queen Victoria Farthing

Young head farthings were issued for 35 years. They didn’t change the design in the Jubilee year

Bag of 20 Great British Farthings

20 farthings from George V to Elizabeth II contained in a drawstring bag. Mixed dates, ideal for youngsters and old collectors alike.

1956 Elizabeth II Rare Date Farthing

1956 saw the demise of the farthing, the end of an era, first produced in the reign
George III 1799 Farthing Victoria Copper Farthing Queen Victoria Young Head Farthing
George III 1799 Farthing
Latest Price: £20.00
Victoria Copper Farthing
Latest Price: £24.00

George III 1799 Farthing

These farthings were produced in the style of the cartwheel coinage, these heavy copper pieces were a one year type coin and therefore scarce.


Victoria Copper Farthing

Victorian coinage struck for her during the first part of the reign. Made from copper these thicker and heavier coins

Queen Victoria Farthings x 3

Young head farthings were issued for 35 years. They didn’t change the design in the Jubilee year of 188
George III 1806/7 Farthing King George IV Farthing 1826 - 1830 EF Queen Victoria Half Farthing
George III 1806/7 Farthing
Latest Price: £25.00
Queen Victoria Half Farthing
Latest Price: £30.00
George III Farthing

George III was the predecessor of his Grandfather King George II. George the II did not like his Grandson a took little interest in him. During

King George IV Farthing 1825/6 2nd Issue VF Condition

A few copper farthings of George IV have been purchased by us in very fine condition. Dated between 1825/6.
Queen Victoria Half Farthing

In today’s world we nonchalantly talk in millions and billions so its difficult to comprehend the real value of this small copper coin. For those not quite old enough to
Charles I Rose Farthing King George IV Farthing 1821 - 1826 EF
Charles I Rose Farthing
Latest Price: £38.00
Victoria Third Farthing
Latest Price: £49.00
Charles I Rose Farthing

The introduction of copper coinage in the previous reign of James I saw the striking of this Rose Farthing by public demand for low value coins.
King George IV Farthing 1821 - 1826 EF
In almost mint condition
A few copper farthings of George IV have been purchased by us in very fine condition. Dated between 1821 and 1830 two different types available.

See George VI Farthing 1826 - 1830 Farthing EF type here

Victoria Third Farthing

British coinage was the main currency in Malta back in Victorian times. They required lower denominations like many other colonies.

George II Copper Farthing Charles II Copper Farthing 1672-1679
Charles I Maltravers Farthing 1630
Struck around 1630 by Lord Maltravers under royal licence in copper in an attempt to satisfy the demand for small change. Discontinued
George II Young Head Copper Farthing
Despite the lower value and struck in copper, this coin along with other early copper coins are difficult to locate. Bearing the head of

Rare Copper Farthing

Slightly larger than modern farthings this 300 year old coin bears the portrait of the King with Britannia on the reverse and was

Victoria Copper Set of Penny, Halfpenny & Farthing 1838 - 1860 Queen Victoria Quarter Farthing 1839-1868
Victoria Copper Set of Penny, Halfpenny & Farthing 1838 - 1860

Victorian coinage struck for her during the first part of the reign. Made from copper these thicker and heavier coins

Queen Victoria Quarter Farthing 1839-1868