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Great Britain Farthing  1860 to 1897
Great Britain Farthing 1860 to 1897

There is a wonderful web site, AboutFarthings, that will tell you all you ever need to know about farthings. Probably more!

Catalog values for these old beauties start around $3 US dollars for worn specimens, increase to $8 in average circulated condition, and end high at $50 for coins that are completely and fully uncirculated. Use our Important Terminology link to understand what 'catalog' means.

The values above apply to all dates in this series of farthings, except a few special dates. The special dates are:

1863: $80 catalog value in average circulated condition
1875: $35 (must not have H mint mark)
1895: $40 (portrait must be the same a shown in our picture)

If you are a real coin buff, you can study about minor, subtle variations in the coin that bring extra value. Learn about these at the AboutFarthings web site mentioned above, or seek out a knowledgable dealer or collector.

Coin: 1789 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: HALVY, Tue, 03-Nov-2009 17:02:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 01:40:25 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 06-Jan-2015 00:53:55 GMT
Requester description: 1891 20MM in diameter. Copper colored. One side: Farthing 1891. Woman seated on shield with trident, lighthouse on left, ship on right. Other side: Victoria D:G: and Britt:Reg:F:D: and woman facing left wearing wreath with bow behind head and below her bun.
Tags: great britain farthing uk brit brittan brittain england britian britt english britan british brittish 20 copper one woman seated seat shield trident lighthouse ship victoria reg wreath bow head bun coppers bronze coppery brass bronzes cupro ones femal women lady female feminine fem womans females womens ladys princess ladies stool sit sitted sitting sits arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon thonged thong forks trisul pronged pitchfork fork triton prongs pitch saling boat sailing steamboat clipper warship sailboat sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail sailingship outrigger victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria victoriya victor wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths throne chair

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