Queen Victoria Veiled Head Farthing 1898

Farthing Details:

  • Diameter : 20mm Weight : 2.7 - 2.9g
  • Mintage - 2,852,853 
  • Value ranges from £1.00 - £40.00 depending on condition and type (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

    1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898 | 1899 | 1900 | 1901


  • 1898 farthings were chemically darkened, to avoid the being confused for half sovereigns, these were very similar in size.

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Obverse A - Normal Reverse 1 - Normal

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Varieties

  • There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1898?

  • Caleb Bradham names his soft drink Pepsi-Cola.
  • Marie and Pierre Curie announce discovery of a substance they call radium.
  • North Petherton becomes the first town in England to install Acetylene lighting.
  • William Ramsay and Morris Travers discover neon.
  • The British conquer and burn Benin City.
  • Wilhelm van Berkel invents the Berkel meat slicer, the first meat slicer in Rotterdam.