In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(formerly in UK)cuarto de penique masculinenot to have/be worth a brass farthing — no tener/no valer un céntimo / un centavo
- Well what do I get for my six pence and three farthings?
- The Farthing Office was a part of the Mint and Charles II had introduced, in 1672, the copper half-penny and farthing with the Britannia type.
- The silver farthing was worth a quarter of a penny.
- We didn't save the groat, the guinea or the farthing, and thrive without them.
- He showed examples of some of the first minted Thai coins, which were actually modelled on the English farthing.
- During that period, he said, there was a national shortage of small-denomination half penny and farthing coins - so many local towns and even tradesmen took to minting their own tokens.
- Pennies were cut in half and quartered into farthings, but were never to become numerous enough or of low enough value to function as ‘small change’ during this period.
- The half-penny and farthing would gradually be replaced by a half-cent and quarter-cent.
- Edward I carried out a grand recoinage in 1279-80, minting new coins, silver halfpennies and farthings, to remove the need to cut, and a fourpence groat, which was not at first successful.
- Nestled inside, laying on a cushion of cloth, lay a medallion about the size of a farthing.
- Renovation work at the Blenheim Road school has also unearthed an old shilling and a farthing hidden behind the children's coat pegs.
- Whistler won, but was bankrupted after the judge awarded him only one farthing's damages and told him to pay the costs of the trial.
- The penny piece is now worth less in real terms than either the farthing or the decimal halfpenny when they were withdrawn from circulation.
- The verdict went in favour of the companies, though with derisory damages of one farthing.
- In the time of Samuel Pepys one farthing was worth roughly the same as a 10p coin would be today (you can compare monetary values since 1264 here).
- By next February, the punt and the penny will be going the way of the farthing and half crown, becoming curios and museum pieces.
- Prior to decimalization, the pound was divided into twenty shillings, each shilling into twelve pennies and each penny into four farthings.
- There were farthings, pennies, oxfords, crowns, florins, shillings, guineas, and pounds, among other divisions.
- Back in 1698, the mill was used to forge copper blacks for the Royal Mint to strike farthings and halfpennies.
- However, there were also crowns, farthings, guineas and sovereigns, all in varying amounts and none really compatible with any of the others.
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