Farthing, Issued by, Jamaica, 1902
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Within a beaded circle, a crowned and draped bust of the King facing right; around, EDWARD VII KING AND EMPEROR; below between two beads, 1902
Within a beaded circle a shield bearing the arms and crest of the colony, around below on scroll INDUS UTERQUE SERVIET UNI; around, JAMAICA FARTHING
From 1834 Imperial silver coins in the denominations of shilling, 6 pence, 3 pence and 3 halfpence were supplied to Jamaica. Copper and bronze coins were unpopular so in 1868 the Governor proposed a coinage in nickel, pence and 1/2 pence were authorised by an Order in Council of 11 November 1869, farthings by a local law in 1880. The coins are actually struck in a nickle bronze (80% copper and 20% nickel).
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
2.75 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.