King Edward VII 1908 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.834g
  2. Mintage 4,264,960  
  3. Value ranges from £2.00 - £55.00  and above, depending on condition (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

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  • 1908 farthings were chemically darkened, to avoid the being confused for half sovereigns, these were very similar in size.

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Varieties

  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1908?

  • Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa.
  • General Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts.
  • Geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79.
  • 1st Mother's Day observed.
  • Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.
  • 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago.
  • Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825).
  • Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy, killing nearly 80,000.