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Ordinary Circulation Copper Farthing Mixed Dates

This is an individual mixed date copper farthing in ordinary circulation.

This is an individual coin, not a set of 5. The obverse and reverse design of the coin will vary. 

The coins have been in circulation and your coin will be chosen at random from a bag of coins. If you would like to choose a particular design or would like a high specimen example, please contact us so we can hand-pick one, grade and price it for you. 

If you're interested in a bag of the coins, make us an offer! 

£1.00

(Special Scheme Inc. VAT)

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Quantity Breaks
Quantity Total
1 £1.00

Price Per Item:
£1.00

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
5 £4.50

Price Per Item:
£0.90

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
10 £8.00

Price Per Item:
£0.80

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
50 £35.00

Price Per Item:
£0.70

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
100 £50.00

Price Per Item:
£0.50

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
500 £175.00

Price Per Item:
£0.35

Est UK Delivery
£26.60
1000+ £150.00

Price Per Item:
£0.15

Est UK Delivery
£26.60
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"Fourthing"

The only commonly produced coin for many years was the silver penny. Before 1279, if change smaller than a penny was required, the coin had to be divided into halves or quarters. This was referred to as halving and fourthing. It is believed that the name farthing is derived from "fourthing" or "feorling". The cross on the reverse of most pennies, helped to make it easier to cut pennies for change.

The First Farthing

The first round farthing was issued from 1279 under Edward I, it was made of silver. Farthings continued to be produced in small quantities for most monarchs up to Edward VI in about 1553, when the last silver farthing was produced.

Production Suspended

During the reigns of Mary, with and without Philip, no farthings were produced. One of the reasons was that small denomination coins such as the halfpence and farthings, were only issued in small quantities at a great cost. The production cost for small coins is almost as great as for large coins. The monarch was always reluctant to make a loss on minting activity, preferring understandably to make a profit.

Under Elizabeth I, silver three-farthings were issued. This solved the problem of minting the inconveniently small silver farthing, a threefarthing coin could be given in change if a penny were tendered. The three-farthings bore a rose behind Elizabeth's portrait, as did sixpences, threepences, and threehalfpences. This was to distinguish them from shillings, groats, halfgroats and pennies

The First British Copper Coin

Under James I, copper farthings were produced. At first these were produced privately under licence from the Crown, first by Lord Harrington, then by Lennox. the licence changed hands several times, and privately issued copper farthings continued to be produced under Charles I.
After Charles I got the chop, a copper farthing was issued by Oliver Cromwell, bearing his portrait.

Final Issue

The last farthings were produced in 1956.

Obverse

The obverse designs will vary.

Reverse

There were 2 reverse designs for the farthing:-

Britannia

The Britannia reverse was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon and features a seated Britannia holding a trident. This design remained on the coins up until 1937. 

Wren

The wren design was used on the first farthings of George VI in 1937 to the very last farthing of 1956 during the reign of Elizabeth II. It was designed by Harold Wilson Parker. 

The patten coin of Edward VIII featured the new wren design on the reverse. 

Specification

Diameter (mm) Weight (grams) Alloy
20.19 2.83 Copper

 

Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.