The british farthing 1 4 d coin from fourthing was a unit of currency of one quarter of a penny or 1 960 of a pound sterling it was minted in bronze and replaced the earlier copper farthings it was used during the reign of six monarchs victoria edward vii george v edward viii george vi and elizabeth ii ceasing to be legal tender in 1960. Farthing definition is a former british monetary unit equal to 1 4 of a penny. Farthing far thing the rendering of two words in the greek of the new testament assarion and kodrantes latin quadrans the assarion was the tenth part of the denarius and hence in value about one penny or two centuries the quadrans was the fourth part of the roman as and worth only about three mills or less than the english farthing and is the only term rendered farthing by the . Farthing definition a former bronze coin of great britain equal to one fourth of a british penny withdrawn in 1961 see more
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