Victorian Young Head Farthings

I am continuously buying coins from this period, so if you have one to sell, get in contact.


Young Head Farthings | Bun Head Farthings | Veiled Head Farthings


Below are all of the Young Head farthings I have to date, just click on the date to see each coin, 1844, 1849 & 1851, I dont have any yet.


1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848 | 1849 | 1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859


Farthing Details:

  • Diameter : 22mm Weight : 4.7g
  • Total Weight (all minted coins) 125346.18kg (138.17 short tons)
  • Total Mintage (all years) - 46,424,514

Value ranges from £2.00 - £2400.00 and above depending on condition and type (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

Obverse Design:

  • Victoria's bust facing left, abbreviated legend is as follows:
  • VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
  • (Victoria by the Grace of God)

Reverse Design:

  • Seated Britannia facing right, holding a shield and trident, legend as follows:
  • BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:
  • (Queen of Britains, Defender of the Faith)

Tougher Dates (Hardest First): 1844, 1849 & 1859