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1 Farthing - George VI with 'IND:IMP'

1 Farthing - George VI (with 'IND:IMP') -  obverse 1 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 LSD)
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, Sp# 4116
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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
1937  8,131,200 0.56 1.12
1937  4 Matte Proof
1937  26,400 Proof
1938  7,449,600 0.41 0.92 1.65
1938  Proof
1939  31,440,000 0.63 0.34 0.73 0.76
1939  Proof
1940  18,360,000 0.16 0.48 0.89
1940  Proof
1941  27,312,000 0.28 0.73 0.95 1.01
1941  Proof
1942  28,857,600 0.67 0.28 0.31 0.99
1942  Proof
1943  33,345,600 0.16 0.44 0.56 0.99
1943  Proof
1944  25,137,600 0.69 0.63 0.21 0.47 0.99
1944  Proof
1945  23,736,000 0.45 0.21 0.60 0.56 0.89 2.65
1945  Proof
1946  24,364,800 0.37 0.47 0.96
1946  Proof
1947  14,745,600 0.30 0.26 0.99
1947  Proof
1948  16,622,400 0.27 0.09 0.26 0.97
1948  Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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