Queen Elizabeth II 1955 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.852g 
  2. Mintage 5,779,200
  3. Value ranges from £0.10 - £2.00 and above, depending on condition (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

  • 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956


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  • There are 1 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1955?

  • Great Britain declares State of Emergency due to National Rail Strike
  • The first Commercial TV Station with advertisements starts in London, England
  • Great Britain effected by worst winter storms causing roads, rail and problems with food and medical supplies
  • 'In God We Trust' is added to all US paper currency
  • Ruth Ellis the last woman in England to be executed is hung at Holloway Prison
  • Disneyland opens in California
  • First pocket transistor radios available
    Fish Fingers are marketed by Bird's Eye