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1/3 Farthing Large Or Small Date?

 
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 Posted 06/05/2021  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say large date - my example has a noticeably smaller date.
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 Posted 06/05/2021  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A third of a farthing? That must be the smallest denomination Britain ever minted!
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 Posted 06/05/2021  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add saxon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quarter farthing is the smallest


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 Posted 06/19/2021  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What book details that variety? I'd never heard of date varieties for it.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quarter Farthing was issued in Ceylon, later replaced by the Ceylon Quarter Cent of same value in circulation.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The quarter and half farthings were originally meant for Ceylon, while the third farthing was struck for Malta.

The half farthing was made legal tender in Britain in 1842, so you could probably consider that the smallest ever British denomination. But at the time, Malta was considered part of Britain, and so the third farthing might have claim to be the smallest, even though it never circulated in Britain itself.

No-one thought we needed such small denominations, but based on the RPI, a quarter farthing would be worth about 2 pence today, and we still make use of coins worth half that.
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