Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Farthings


Fractional farthings << : >> The Halfpenny

History of the Farthing
Pictures of Farthings


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Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.

I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Silver Farthings

No values of these coins are available


Copper Farthings

No values of the pre-Commonwealth coins are available

Charles II

Year    F       VF      EF 
1672    40      225     725
1673    45      240     750
1673ca  125     500
1674    45      250     800
1675    40      220     750
1676    one known
1679    55      275     900
1679ns  60      300
ca: CAROLA
ns: no rev stop

Tin Farthings

Year     F      VF       EF
1684    200     700
1685    ex rare

James II

Year    F       VF      EF  
1684    ex rare
1685    170     600     2250
1686    180     600     2250
1687cb  ex rare
1687db  220     800
cb: cuirraised bust
db: draped bust

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1689    650
1689e90 ex rare
1690    150     600     2750
1690e89 ex rare
1691    160     600
1692    175     650     2750
e: edge date

Copper Farthings (again)

Year     F      VF       EF
1694    70      250     900

William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1695    40      200     800
1696    40      200     850
1697    40      200     850
1698r1  200     750
1698r2  50      250     850
1699r1  40      200     800
1699r2  40      200     800
1699ns  50      300
1700    35      140     675
r1: date in exergue
r2: date after BRITANNIA
ns: no stop before (or after) date

Anne

Year    F       VF      EF
1714    400     650     1400

George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1717    200     600     1200
1718    one known
1719    30      140     450
1719nr  70      350
1719no  70      300
1720    30      140     500
1721    25      140     500
1721/0  40      160
1722    35      125     475
1723    35      125     500
1724    35      140     500
nr: no stops on reverse
no: no stops on obverse

George II

Year    F       VF      EF
1730    15      60      325
1731    15      60      325
1732    15      75      375
1733    15      70      375
1734    15      65      375
1734no  30      110     425
1735    15      60      340
1735d3  20      100     425
1736    12      60      325
1737    12      60      300
1739    12      60      300
1741    12      50      300
1744    12      50      300
1746    12      50      300
1749    15      60      300
1750    15      55      285
1754    10      30      200
1754/0  25      100     325
no: no stop on obverse
d3: 3 double struck (3 over 3)

George III

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1771    20      60      250
1773    12      40      200
1773nr  18      60      230
1773nx  25      75      250
1774    10      40      190
1775    10      40      190
1797    pattern
1799    2       8       40      100
1806    2       8       40      100
1807    2       8       40      100
nr: No stop on reverse
nx: No stop after REX

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1821    3       10      60      110
1822    3       10      60      110
1823    4       10      60      110
I823    20      70      300     600
1825    4       10      60      130
1826t1  4       10      60      110
1826t2  4       10      60      110
1826t2  proof                   350
1827    4       10      60      140
1828    4       12      60      140
1829    4       12      60      140
1830    4       12      60      140
t1: date on reverse in exergue
t2: date on obverse under bust

William IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1831    5       12      45      125
1831    proof                   400
1834    5       12      50      120
1835    5       12      50      120
1836    5       12      55      120
1837    5       12      55      140

Victoria

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1838    5       15      45      170
1839    5       15      45      170
1839    proof                   475
1840    4       15      40      145
1841    4       15      40      170
1841    proof ex. rare
1842    10      35      100     340
1843    5       14      40      175
1843ss  90      425
1844    75      200     800     2200
1845    6       10      40      150
1846    7       20      55      200
1847    5       12      50      150
1848    5       12      50      150
1849    50      100     300     900
1850    5       10      40      140
1851    8       20      80      240
1851dd  80      110     450
1852    10      20      70      220
1853    4       7       30      65
1853    proof                   900
1854    4       10      35      70
1855    4       10      35      70
1856    10      22      70      240
1856re  20      50      250
1857    4       10      35      80
1858    4       10      35      80
1859    10      25      70      300
1860    1500    3750    6750

ss: no serifs on 1 in date
dd: D over sideways D in DEI
re: R over E in VICTORIA

Please note that the rare copper 1860 farthing does NOT have the denomination on it, whereas the much more common bronze version does.


Bronze Farthings

Young (Bun) Head

Year    F      VF       EF     Unc
1860t   2       5       40      100
1860b   3       7       40      110
1860m   extremely rare
1861    2       5       35      100
1862    1       5       35      100
1863    35      70      300     650
1864    1       5       30      100
1865    1       5       30      90
1865/2  10      20      65
1866    1       5       25      90
1867    1       5       25      90
1868    1       5       25      90
1869    2       10      45      160
1872    1       5       25      80
1873    1       5       25      80
1874H   1       5       25      100
1874Hg  150     350     1000
1875    4       12      40      130
1875H   1       5       20      80
1876H   3       12      50      150
1878    1       4       20      75
1879    1       4       20      75
1880    1       4       20      75
1881    1       4       20      75
1881H   1       4       20      75
1882H   1       5       20      75
1883    5       18      60      150
1884    1       4       20      40
1885    1       4       20      40
1886    1       4       20      40
1887    1       4       20      40
1888    1       4       20      40
1890    1       4       20      40
1891    1       4       20      40
1892    3       12      50      140
1893    1       4       20      40
1894    1       4       20      40
1895y   10      25      80      225

t: toothed border
b: beaded border
m: mule of above two borders
H: Heaton Mint (H mintmark under date)
g: G over sideways G
y: young (bun) head

Old (Veiled) Head

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1895o   1       2       16      35
1896    1       2       16      25
1897s   1       2       16      25
1897d   1       2       16      25
1898    1       2       16      25
1899    1       2       16      25
1900    1       2       16      25
1901    1       2       10      20

o: old (veiled) head
s: bright and shiny (1895-1897)
d: darkened artificially (1897-1918)


Edward VII

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1902            1       10      15
1903            1       12      20
1904    2       5       20      45
1905    1       2       12      30
1906            1       12      25
1907            1       10      20
1908            1       10      20
1909            1       10      20
1910    3       8       25      65

All Edward VII farthings were darkened artificially to avoid confusion with half sovereigns


George V

Type 1
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1911            1       6       14
1912            1       8       14
1913            1       6       14
1914            1       5       14
1915            1       5       16
1916            1       5       14
1917                    4       10
1918                    4       10
1919                    4       10
1920                    4       8
1921                    4       8
1922                    4       8
1923                    4       8
1924                    4       8
1925                    4       8

d: darkened artificially (1897-1918)
s: bright and shiny (1918 onwards)

Type 2: Modified Obverse and Reverse

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1926                    4       8
1927                    4       8
1928                    4       8
1929                    4       8
1930                    4       8
1931                    4       8
1932                    4       8
1933                    4       8
1934                    4       8
1935    1       3       10      25
1936                    3       6

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1937                            1
1937    proof                   7
1938                    1       6
1939                            1
1940                            1
1941                            1
1942                            1
1943                            1
1944                            1
1945                            1
1946                            1
1947                            1
1948                            1

Type 2: No IND IMP

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1949                            1
1950                            1
1950    proof                   8
1951                            1
1951    proof                   8
1952                            1

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1953                            1
1953    proof                   7
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1954                            2
1955                            1
1956            1       2       6

Values extracted from Coin News March 2015


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