Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


2 - Farthings


Fractional farthings << : >> The Halfpenny

History of the Farthing
Pictures of Farthings


Search by reign

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 
1/4d    1672    40      225     700
1/4d    1673    45      240     725
1/4d    1673ca  125     500
1/4d    1674    45      250     750
1/4d    1675    40      220     675
1/4d    1676    one known
1/4d    1679    55      250     800
1/4d    1679ns  60      300
ca: CAROLA
ns: no rev stop

Tin Farthings

        Year     F      VF       EF
1/4d    1684    200     650
1/4d    1685    ex rare

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF  
1/4d    1684    ex rare
1/4d    1685    170     600     2250
1/4d    1686    180     600     2250
1/4d    1687cb  ex rare
1/4d    1687db  220     800
cb: cuirraised bust
db: draped bust

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/4d    1689    650
1/4d    1689e90 ex rare
1/4d    1690    150     600     2750
1/4d    1690e89 ex rare
1/4d    1691    160     600
1/4d    1692    175     650     2750
e: edge date

Copper Farthings (again)

        Year     F      VF       EF
1/4d    1694    70      240     850

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/4d    1695    40      200     800
1/4d    1696    40      200     800
1/4d    1697    40      200     800
1/4d    1698r1  200     700
1/4d    1698r2  50      250     800
1/4d    1699r1  40      200     750
1/4d    1699r2  40      200     750
1/4d    1699ns  50      275
1/4d    1700    35      140     650
r1: date in exergue
r2: date after BRITANNIA
ns: no stop before (or after) date

Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/4d    1714    350     600     1250

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/4d    1717    200     575     1100
1/4d    1718    one known
1/4d    1719    30      140     450
1/4d    1719nr  70      350
1/4d    1719no  70      350
1/4d    1720    30      140     475
1/4d    1721    25      140     475
1/4d    1721/0  40      150
1/4d    1722    35      125     450
1/4d    1723    35      125     475
1/4d    1724    35      140     475
nr: no stops on reverse
no: no stops on obverse

George II

        Year    F       VF      EF
1/4d    1730    15      60      275
1/4d    1731    15      60      275
1/4d    1732    15      75      325
1/4d    1733    15      70      325
1/4d    1734    15      65      325
1/4d    1734no  30      110     375
1/4d    1735    15      60      275
1/4d    1735d3  20      100     375
1/4d    1736    12      60      275
1/4d    1737    12      60      275
1/4d    1739    12      60      275
1/4d    1741    12      50      270
1/4d    1744    11      50      275
1/4d    1746    11      50      275
1/4d    1749    15      60      250
1/4d    1750    15      55      240
1/4d    1754    9       30      175
1/4d    1754/0  25      100     300
no: no stop on obverse
d3: 3 double struck (3 over 3)

George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1771    20      60      250
1/4d    1773    12      40      200
1/4d    1773nr  18      60      220
1/4d    1773nx  25      75      250
1/4d    1774    10      40      180
1/4d    1775    10      40      180
1/4d    1797    pattern
1/4d    1799    2       8       40      100
1/4d    1806    2       8       40      100
1/4d    1807    2       8       40      100
nr: No stop on reverse
nx: No stop after REX

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1821    3       10      60      110
1/4d    1822    3       10      60      110
1/4d    1823    4       10      60      110
1/4d    I823    20      70      250
1/4d    1825    4       10      60      130
1/4d    1826t1  4       10      60      110
1/4d    1826t2  4       10      60      110
1/4d    1826t2  proof                   340
1/4d    1827    4       10      60      140
1/4d    1828    4       12      60      140
1/4d    1829    4       12      60      140
1/4d    1830    4       12      60      140
t1: date on reverse in exergue
t2: date on obverse under bust

William IV

1/4d    1831    5       12      45      120
1/4d    1831    proof                   340
1/4d    1834    5       12      50      120
1/4d    1835    5       12      50      120
1/4d    1836    5       12      55      120
1/4d    1837    5       12      55      135

Victoria

        Year      F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1838    5       15      45      140
1/4d    1839    5       15      45      140
1/4d    1839    proof                   350
1/4d    1840    4       15      40      120
1/4d    1841    4       15      40      140
1/4d    1841    proof ex. rare
1/4d    1842    10      35      100     300
1/4d    1843    5       12      40      140
1/4d    1843ss  80      400
1/4d    1844    70      160     800     2000
1/4d    1845    6       10      40      120
1/4d    1846    7       20      55      170
1/4d    1847    5       12      50      125
1/4d    1848    5       12      50      125
1/4d    1849    40      80      300     700
1/4d    1850    5       10      40      110
1/4d    1851    8       20      70      200
1/4d    1851dd  70      100     400
1/4d    1852    10      20      70      200
1/4d    1853    4       7       30      65
1/4d    1853    proof                   750
1/4d    1854    4       10      35      60
1/4d    1855    4       10      35      60
1/4d    1856    8       20      65      200
1/4d    1856re  20      50      200
1/4d    1857    4       10      35      75
1/4d    1858    4       10      35      75
1/4d    1859    10      25      70      240
1/4d    1860    1100    3000    6000
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
1/4d    1860t   2       5       40      100
1/4d    1860b   3       7       40      110
1/4d    1860m   extremely rare
1/4d    1861    2       5       35      100
1/4d    1862    1       5       35      100
1/4d    1863    25      60      225     600
1/4d    1864    1       5       30      100
1/4d    1865    1       5       30      85
1/4d    1865/2  10      20      60
1/4d    1866    1       5       25      85
1/4d    1867    1       5       25      85
1/4d    1868    1       5       25      85
1/4d    1869    1       8       40      140
1/4d    1872    1       5       25      70
1/4d    1873    1       5       25      70
1/4d    1874H   1       5       25      100
1/4d    1874Hg  150     300     900
1/4d    1875    4       12      40      125
1/4d    1875H   1       5       20      70
1/4d    1876H   3       12      50      140
1/4d    1878    1       4       20      70
1/4d    1879    1       4       20      70
1/4d    1880    1       4       20      70
1/4d    1881    1       4       20      70
1/4d    1881H   1       4       20      70
1/4d    1882H   1       5       20      70
1/4d    1883    5       18      60      150
1/4d    1884    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1885    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1886    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1887    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1888    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1890    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1891    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1892    2       10      50      125
1/4d    1893    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1894    1       4       20      40
1/4d    1895y   10      25      80      220
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
1/4d    1895o   1       2       16      35
1/4d    1896    1       2       16      25
1/4d    1897s   1       2       16      25
1/4d    1897d   1       2       16      25
1/4d    1898    1       2       16      25
1/4d    1899    1       2       16      25
1/4d    1900    1       2       16      25
1/4d    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
1/4d    1902            1       10      15
1/4d    1903            1       12      20
1/4d    1904    2       5       20      45
1/4d    1905    1       2       12      30
1/4d    1906            1       12      25
1/4d    1907            1       10      20
1/4d    1908            1       10      20
1/4d    1909            1       10      20
1/4d    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
1/4d    1911                    5       12
1/4d    1912                    8       12
1/4d    1913                    5       12
1/4d    1914                    4       12
1/4d    1915                    4       14
1/4d    1916                    4       12
1/4d    1917                    4       10
1/4d    1918                    4       10
1/4d    1919                    4       10
1/4d    1920                    4       8
1/4d    1921                    4       8
1/4d    1922                    4       8
1/4d    1923                    4       8
1/4d    1924                    4       8
1/4d    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
1/4d    1926                    4       8
1/4d    1927                    4       8
1/4d    1928                    4       8
1/4d    1929                    4       8
1/4d    1930                    4       8
1/4d    1931                    4       8
1/4d    1932                    4       8
1/4d    1933                    4       8
1/4d    1934                    4       8
1/4d    1935    1       3       10      25
1/4d    1936                    3       6

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1937                            1
1/4d    1937    proof                   7
1/4d    1938                    1       6
1/4d    1939                            1
1/4d    1940                            1
1/4d    1941                            1
1/4d    1942                            1
1/4d    1943                            1
1/4d    1944                            1
1/4d    1945                            1
1/4d    1946                            1
1/4d    1947                            1
1/4d    1948                            1

Type 2: No IND IMP

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1949                            1
1/4d    1950                            1
1/4d    1950    proof                   8
1/4d    1951                            1
1/4d    1951    proof                   8
1/4d    1952                            1

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1953                            1
1/4d    1953    proof                   7
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1/4d    1954                            1
1/4d    1955                            1
1/4d    1956            1       2       5

Extracted from Coin News March 2013


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