Great Britain 1848 farthing

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Britain 1848 farthing rev 600.jpg

This type was struck 1838-60 and is the first type for Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901). It is not rare but a challenge to find in nice condition, especially as the pure copper composition wore rapidly in circulation.

Recorded mintage: 1,290,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 725.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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