The half farthing was minted exclusively
for colonial use in Ceylon until 1842, when
it was also made legal tender in the UK.
1 half farthing = 1/2 of a farthing
= 1/8 of a penny = 1/96 of a shilling
= 1/1,920 of a pound
The first circulation issue United Kingdom
half farthing was minted in 1828, and
the last in 1856, before being demonitised
in the UK in 1869.
The United Kingdom half farthing obverse
features the monarch of the time, encircled
by a legend describing their titles.
Three reverse types were used, the first
showing Britannia seated, the second
showing the words 'HALF FARTHING' with
the royal crown above, and the date and
a small rose below, and the third replacing
the rose with a rose, thistle, and shamrock.
What is a half farthing from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for half farthing coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1801 to 1967.
All Coin Values resource
UK coin values
1801 to 1967
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