1 Farthing - George VI without 'IND:IMP'

1 Farthing - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  obverse1 Farthing - George VI (without 'IND:IMP') -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling (1/960)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1960
Number N# 7182
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 867,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4119
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  8 424 000 0.27 0.68 0.38 0.67 0.93 1.94 3.28 39%
1949  0.2% Proof
1950  10 324 800 0.27 0.34 0.64 0.59 1.01 1.81 8.56 47%
1950  4 0.2% Matte Proof
1950  17 500 13 1.2% Proof
1951  14 016 000 0.27 0.59 0.21 0.59 1.31 1.18 2.59 55%
1951  4 0.2% Matte Proof
1951  20 000 0.9% Proof
1952  5 251 200 0.27 0.68 0.53 0.66 0.82 1.55 5.15 32%
1952  0.6% Proof

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