Great Britain 1955 farthing

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This type was struck 1954-56 in comparatively small numbers but was extensively saved. It is common today in all grades. The farthing, after centuries of intermittent production, was terminated in 1956, inflation having ended its usefulness.

Recorded mintage: 5,779,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: bronze, 20 mm diameter, designed by Mary Gillick and George Krueger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 895.


  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • 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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