“Rose” Farthing Coin
The Rose farthings have 2 main types.
The first with a larger obverse circle and reverse double rose.
The second has a smaller obverse circle and reverse single rose.
The legends are also different as type 1 has smaller letters
and can thus fit more letter in the ring.
1 Farthing – Kindom of England, bronze, 1635, Charles I
The farthings of Charles I (1625-1649) were privately minted.
The Rose farthings were issued late in the Reign and later Rose farthings had a brass wedge inserted to stop counterfeiting.
Obv. Legend CAROLVS D.G. MAG BRIT.
Rev. Legend FRAN ET HIB REX.