Queen Elizabeth II 1952 - Present

There are 4 years to collect and a total of 7 varieties, 1953 has 4 varieties.

1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956


Farthing Details:

  • Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.852g 
  • Total weight (all minted coins) 58504kg (64.49 tons)
  • Total Mintage (all years) - 20,513,437 
  • Value ranges from £1.00 - £55.00 depending on condition and type 

Obverse Design:

  • Elizabeth's bust facing right, (by Mary Gillick) abbreviated legend is as follows:
  • (Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Defender of the Faith)

Reverse Design:

  • Wren facing right, with the word "FARTHING" below and the date above.

Hardest dates to collect (Hardest First): 1956

Some facts about Queen Elizabeth II

The present Queen was born in London on 21 April 1926, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York. Although when born it was unlikely that she would become Queen, events in the 1930s led to her father's Accession and her becoming heir to the Throne.

The Accession of The Queen in 1952 was sudden, although not entirely unexpected owing to the ill-health of King George VI. The Queen's Coronation followed on 2 June 1953.

For more than 50 years, during a period of great social change, The Queen has carried out her political duties as Head of State, the ceremonial responsibilities of the Sovereign and an unprecedented programme of visits in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and overseas.

The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms.

The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926. She became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development.

The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and has four children and eight grandchildren.

Her Majesty is 38th in direct line of descent from Egbert (c. 775-839), King of Wessex from 802 and of England 827 to 839.

She is the fortieth monarch since William I (William the Conqueror), and also the great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
(Crown copyright www.royal.gov.uk)