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1714 Queen Anne farthing
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The farthing, its name derived from the Old English feorthing, meaning a fourth part,[1] is a British coin with the value of a quarter of an old penny. It was last struck in 1956,[2] and ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 1960.[3]



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