Edward VII, One Third Farthing Brilliant Uncirculated, 1902
For us, one of the most interesting and difficult coins of King Edward VII has always been the One Third Farthing. It is the smallest coin issued by Edward VII and it was made for only one year 1902.
A Farthing was 960 to the pound and these are each one third of that Farthing.
Although legal tender and used in this country, they were mainly made for use in Malta and Ceylon. The mintage is just 288,000 and they are now 117 years old. This group came in from a dealer who bought them from someone who put them away in 1902. The coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and remember they are a one year type coin and very low mintage.