1801 to 1967
Values, images, and specifications for British
quarter farthing coins from 1801 to 1967.
The quarter farthing was the
smallest United Kingdom
exclusively for colonial use
in Ceylon. (now Sri Lanka).
The first circulation issue UK
quarter farthing was minted
in 1839, and the last in 1853.
The United Kingdom quarter farthing obverse features
the head of young Queen Victoria facing left.
The reverse shows the royal crown above 'QUARTER
FARTHING', then the date, with a small rose design below.
Proof coins were created in 1868,
however no quarter farthings were minted
for circulation that year.
1 quarter farthing = 1/4 of a farthing
= 1/16 of a penny = 1/192 of a shilling
= 1/3,840 of a pound
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