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Detailed information about coin type: Farthing (Britannia, fourth design) from United Kingdom:

Coin type: Farthing (Britannia, fourth design)

Farthings were demonetised before the rest of the pre-decimal currency. They ceased to be legal tender after 31 December 1960.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofFarthing Sub-types
Face value1/4 (x Penny)
Years produced1895 - 1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1961)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8000

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend in Latin. During the existence of this coin type, pennies were issued for: Queen Victoria (1895 - 1901), King Edward VII (1902 - 1910) and King George V (1911 - 1936).

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch

Figure of Britannia seated facing right on a rock, wearing a helmet and breastplate with flowing dress; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, the denomination FARTHING; in exergue, the date.

Reverse inscriptionFARTHING [year]
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone

References to additional information:

[Book] Bressett, Kenneth E. 1962. A Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Wisconsin, USA. pp18-20
[Book] Freeman, Michael J. 1970. The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain. Motherwell, Scotland. (2016 ed. pp127-132)
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins., pp192-193