About Half Farthing
The half farthing is a 1842 UK legal tender. A farthing is a quarter that stands for feorthling in Anglo-Saxon. The farthing coin was issued exclusively for use in Ceylon, and it was demonetized in 1869, with the last date of issue of 1856. Farthing coin is made exclusively from copper, with the exception of the 1868 proofs. This is a lightweight coin, weighing only 2.4 grams and 18 millimetres in diameter. The date on most of the British farthings is 1844. Some of these are collectibles from the year 1844, with the E on Regina originally stamped with an N instead. Check out the Top-rated Sellers on eBay for both used half farthing coins with free shipping.