Elizabeth II, Farthing 1954 Brilliant Unc

Elizabeth II, Farthing dated 1954 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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SKU: UFA54W
£7.95

In 1953 the Royal Mint issued a Farthing for the Queen’s Coronation, in 1954 they changed the legend slightly. You have a youthful portrait of the Queen on one side and a wren on the other side. The Farthing as a denomination was discontinued just two years later in 1956.
The 1954 Farthing is one of only three dates with this legend and all the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. A Farthing was the smallest denomination issued for regular usage and there were 960 of them to the Pound.

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