Great Britain 1881 1/3 farthing

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Great Britain 1881 third farthing rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck sporadically 1866-85 and circulated mostly in the colonies. Its face value, 1/2880 of a pound, was too low to be useful in Britain proper. It is quite a bit more available than the similar quarter farthing.

Recorded mintage: 144,000.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 750.

Source:

  • 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.

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