I collect farthings, sporadically. Actually, thinking about it, I do most things sporadically. I concentrate on a collecting 'section', French Mariannes, farthings, the Annigoni collection, line engraved, blocks four line engraved, blocks four modern Germany, Germany - states, Reich, allied zones etc until I get fed up, then move to the next. It is Annigoni aerogrammes at the moment.revenuecollector wrote:I collected high-grade world coins for a number of years, focusing on copper and silver that had vibrant colorful toning. I sold off most of my collection about 5 years ago when I decided to focus more exclusively on U.S. revenue stamps.
I kept my collection of U.S. half cents, 1857 large cents, and my British fractional farthings. I still collect the quarter-, third-, and half-farthings by date in high grade, although I'm not doing it as seriously any more.
A couple of favorites I still have:
A half farthing, I have, I didn't realise that there were smaller fractions than that. Even a half is 1920 to the £. I'll have a look for the smaller fractions. My farthings are back to William III so far, I'm looking for Charles II, but farthings at a reasonable price and condition are hard to find.
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Just searched quarter farthing. Yikes these things cost serious money. The ones I've just been looking at are several hundreds of pounds, and not a patch on your one.