Medieval English Hammered Farthings: Henry VI - Intro.

This online guide is designed to help

  • Metal Detector enthusiasts
  • Museum Curators
  • Coin Dealers & Collectors
accurately identify and classify their English Hammered Farthings.


A number of different mintmarks were used during the reign of Henry VI - allowing for the accurate dating of farthings. Full flan coins are difficult to find. This makes collecting farthings from this period an interesting and challenging task.

Coins of this reign were minted in three places, which can easily be identified by the legend on the reverse of each coin:

To find out more about the farthing types for each mint, click on the mint name above.

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