Queen Victoria Veiled Head Farthing 1899

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


  • 1899 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 1899?

  • Opel Motors opens for business.
  • The highest ever recorded individual cricket score, 628 not out, is made by A. E. J. Collins.
  • The paperclip is patented by Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor.
  • The A.C. Milan is founded.
  • David Hilbert creates the modern concept of geometry with the publication of his book Grundlagen der geometrie.
  • A large standing stone at Stonehenge falls over, the most recent time this has happened