Queen Elizabeth II 1956 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.852g 
  2. Mintage 1,996,800
  3. Value ranges from £2.00 - £20.00 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 1956?

  • Suez Crisis caused by the Egyptian Nationalization of the Suez Canal
  • The First C.N.D. Marches take place at Aldermarston
  • Prince Ranier of Monaco marries Grace Kelly
  • Premium Bonds introduced in England to encourage saving
  • Rocky Marciano retires as the only undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world with a perfect record
  • First hard disk (5MB) invented by IBM.
    Tefal starts producing non stick Frying Pans
    Oral Vaccine developed against Polio by Albert Sabin