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

Coin type: Farthing (Britannia, third 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 produced1860 - 1895 CurrentNo (demonetised 1961)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.5000

Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing bodice and a mantle decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; in her hair a wreath of leaves and berries tied at back with ribbon, her hair drawn to a plaited bun behind; she wears a circular brooch; at the back of her shoulder, a small part of the Star of the Garter is visible, with a small part of its motto ('HONI SO') readable.

Around, the legend VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D : (Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscriptionVICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D :

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; at right a ship sailing away; at left, a lighthouse; 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. pp 16-18
[Book] Freeman, Michael J. 1970. The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain. Motherwell, Scotland. (2016 ed. pp118-127)
[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins., p191-192

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