Half Farthing

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Half Farthing

A coin produced in the United Kingdom between 1828 and 1856. It was equal in value to 1/8 of one penny, or 1/1920 of one British pound. Half farthings were demonetized in 1869.
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The priceless collection, which sweeps from an 1883 silver 5-franc piece from France to a newly minted 1912 gold sovereign from the United Kingdom, contains not only the expected silver half-dollars, bronze pennies and gold francs, but such exotic pieces as florin, half-crowns, 7 pence and half farthings from countries as diverse as Arabia, Russia, Germany and Belgium.