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1 Farthing - George VI without 'IND:IMP'

1 Farthing - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  obverse 1 Farthing - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960 LSD)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1960
References KM# 867, Sp# 4119
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 FIDEI DEF.

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

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:
1950
HWP
FARTHING

Engraver: Harold Wilson Parker

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
1949  8,424,000 0.99 0.96
1949  Proof
1950  10,324,800 0.72 0.72 0.86 1.46
1950  4 Matte Proof
1950  17,500 Proof
1951  14,016,000 0.34 1.43 2.64 2.44
1951  4 Matte Proof
1951  20,000 Proof
1952  5,251,200 0.73 1.16
1952  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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