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1 Farthing - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

1 Farthing - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse1 Farthing - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1948
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1960
References KM# 843,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# 4116
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI facing left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George the Sixth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Eurasian wren left (Troglodytes troglodytes), date above and denomination below (from the Greek 'troglodytes' meaning cave-dweller).

Lettering:
1938
HWP
FARTHING

Engraver: Harold Wilson Parker

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 160 to the pound avoirdupois (1/10 ounce or 43.75 grains).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  8,131,200 0.45 0.60 1.15 1.15 1.91 17%
1937  4 0.4% Matte Proof
1937  26,400 0.5% Proof
1938  7,449,600 0.32 0.87 1.42 3.01 16%
1938  0.2% Proof
1939  31,440,000 0.20 0.51 0.51 0.71 0.82 1.17 4.40 31%
1939  0.4% Proof
1940  18,360,000 0.20 0.49 1.00 3.88 22%
1940  0.4% Proof
1941  27,312,000 0.38 0.38 0.71 0.96 1.47 29%
1941  0.5% Proof
1942  28,857,600 0.29 0.29 0.37 0.96 3.87 31%
1942  0.4% Proof
1943  33,345,600 0.11 0.49 0.65 0.98 2.51 2.93 32%
1943  0.5% Proof
1944  25,137,600 0.66 0.45 0.45 0.46 1.09 1.65 3.74 29%
1944  0.3% Proof
1945  23,736,000 0.30 0.30 0.55 0.55 0.89 0.99 3.88 26%
1945  0.3% Proof
1946  24,364,800 0.35 0.35 0.46 0.94 5.75 25%
1946  0.3% Proof
1947  14,745,600 0.39 0.35 0.35 0.96 20%
1947  0.2% Proof
1948  16,622,400 0.16 0.16 0.25 0.98 23%
1948  0.7% Proof

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