1943 GB & Ireland bronze farthing (George VI)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Farthings (George VI)

Background: Edward VIII advised the Royal Mint that he wanted a modern coinage to reflect a modern Britain but, after his abdication, it was his younger brother (George VI) who inherited his new designs – the first of which was the farthing. A European Wren replaced Britannia on the reverse. This bird motif was similar…

1956 GB & Ireland bronze farthing (Elizabeth II)

O’Brien Coin Guide: GB & Northern Ireland Bronze Farthings (Elizabeth II)

Background: By the 1950s, the farthing had pretty much lost its spending power and there were calls for its withdrawal. An average of 20 million farthings per year were produced during the reign of George VI but inflation made these coins virtually obsolete during Elizabeth’s early reign. The Royal Mint stopped producing them in 1956…

John, as Lord. 1190-1199. AR Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint. Mascle with trefoils at corners / ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens. Seaby 6220; D&F 41. VF, deeply toned. Particularly fine style obverse. Very rare

Irish Coin Daily: Prince John’s Silver Farthing (Second Coinage, Dublin Mint / ADAM)

Date: c. 1190-1199 Description: John, as Lord. 1190-1199. Silver Farthing (0.35 gm). Second coinage. Dublin mint.  Seaby 6220; D&F 41. Particularly fine style obverse. Very Fine (VF) Deeply toned Very rare. Obverse: Mascle with trefoils at corners Reverse: ADAM counter-clockwise around cross. The D not retrograde, as on most other known specimens Country: Ireland Category: Anglo-Norman…