By order of the British Treasury, the farthing -- at the time only equal to one-fourth of a penny -- stops being legal tender. They were first minted in 1279.
* "Fading Farthing" (Time magazine, Jan. 13, 1961): @
* About Farthings (website): @
* Coins of England and Great Britain (website): @
* Your Guide to British Coins (website): @