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1 Farthing - George V modified effigy

1 Farthing - George V (modified effigy) -  obverse 1 Farthing - George V (modified effigy) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1926-1936
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960 LSD)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1960
References KM# 825, Sp# 4061
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 V facing left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:
BM

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

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia facing right, trident in left hand, shield with Union flag in right hand, denomination above, sea behind, date in exergue.

Lettering:
FARTHING
1936

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Comments

The original weight of these pieces was 43.75 grains or one tenth ounce avoirdupois.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1926  9,792,300 0.91 1.11
1926  Proof
1927  7,868,300 0.50 0.94 1.51
1927  Proof
1928  11,625,600 1.72 1.11 1.45
1928  Proof
1929  8,419,200 0.46 0.85 1.76
1929  Proof
1930  4,195,200 1.22 1.19
1930  Proof
1931  6,595,200 0.41 0.91 1.35
1931  Proof
1932  9,292,800 1.52 0.99 1.35
1932  Proof
1933  4,560,000 1.03 1.02
1933  Proof
1934  3,052,800 1.02 2.24
1934  Proof
1935  2,227,200 1.48 2.91
1935  Proof
1936  9,734,400 1.00 0.89 1.44 1.50
1936  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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