Richmond Patent Farthing, Type 3

O’Brien Coin Guide: Richmond ‘Patent’ Farthings (1625-34) for Charles I

Introduction During the reign of Charles I, (1625–1649), farthings continued to be produced under the king’s licence. Towards the end of the reign of James I, in 1623 Ludovic, Duke of Lennox acquired the additional title of the Duke of Richmond, but died a few months later without an heir. The farthing patent passed to…