ETYM Old Eng. furthing, AS. feórthung, from feórtha fourth, feór, feówer, four. Related to Four.
A former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny.
Formerly the smallest English coin, a quarter of a penny. It was introduced as a silver coin in Edward I's reign. The copper farthing became widespread in Charles II's reign, and the bronze 1860. It was dropped from use 1961.
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