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Great Britain, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901
The British farthing (derived from the Old English feorthing, a fourth part) was worth a quarter of an old penny (1/960 of a pound sterling). It ceased to be struck after 1956 and was demonetized from 1 January 1961.
1860 mintage: approximately 2,867,200 (including all varieties); designer: Leonard Wyon. UK91914. Bronze farthing, SCBC 3958; bun head, tooth, five berry variety, aEF, some marks, plain edge, weight 2.798 g, maximum diameter 20 mm, die axis 0o, London mint, 1860; obverse VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D. (Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of the British Territories, Defender of the Faith), laureate and draped bust of Queen Victoria left, hair in a bun, wreath of 15 leaves and 5 berries, tiny L C WYON on drapery at shoulder, toothed border with linear circle; reverse FARTHING, Britannia seated right on rocks, helmeted, right hand resting on Union shield at side, trident in left hand, in the background a lighthouse to the left, and ship to the right, tiny 1860 below, toothed border with linear circle; $25.00 (Ä22.00)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues
Standard catalogue of British coins by denomination. A second edition to the 2015 catalogue due to the quantity of commemorative issues released in 2015.BK12931. Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues, Spink, 2016, 173 pages, color illustrated, paperback, new; $5.00 (Ä4.40)
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