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The Silver Penny-Farthing

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THE SILVER PENNY-FARTHING (R3x32) 3C set Jenny Bradley Ness House 2

1- 8 1s cross down RH and cast behind 3s, dance up between 3s and cast up behind 2s to 1st place opposite sides
9-16 1s and 2s turn partners RH 1¼ times to end in centre with Men BtoB for ½ reel of 4 in centre while 3s turn RH 1¼ times
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ reels of 4 while 2s turn RH 1¼ times into top place on own side, 1s and 3s turn RH 1¼ times to own sides
25-32 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back. 231

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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The British farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part) was a coin of the Kingdom of Great Britain, a new sovereign state created in 1707 by merging the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, and later a coin of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, a continuation of the English farthing first minted in silver in the 13th century.

Anne Farthing
Queen Anne Farthing 1714 In Mint State

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