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Coins of England : George V (Farthing)

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)
P Numbers refer to Peck's  English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, 2nd ed., (1964)
M Numbers refer to Montagu's  Copper, Tin and Bronze Coinage and Patterns for Coins of England, 2nd ed., (1893)

O: Obverse | R: Reverse | E: Edge Click Images to View Coin Details
S4059-A Currency Farthing (Bronze): (1911-1914)
O  Bare head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B.M. (Sir Bertram Mackennal) just to the right of center. GRA: and BRITT: far apart with the TT close together. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Blackened finish. Composition .950 copper, .040 tin, .010 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (Unc) $31.00
P2323__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Bronze of George V
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S4059-B Currency Farthing (Bronze): (1914-1917)
O  Bare head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B.M. (Sir Bertram Mackennal) just to the right of center. GRA: and BRITT: closer together with the TT farther apart. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Blackened finish. Composition .950 copper, .040 tin, .010 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (F) $0.50
S4059__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Bronze of George V
S4060-A Currency Farthing (Bronze): (1918-1922)
O  Bare head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B.M. (Sir Bertram Mackennal) just to the right of center. GRA: and BRITT: closer together with the TT farther apart. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Light finish. Composition .950 copper, .040 tin, .010 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (F) $0.25
S4060-A__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Bronze of George V
S4060-B Currency Farthing (Bronze): (1923-1925)
O  Bare head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B.M. (Sir Bertram Mackennal) just to the right of center. GRA: and BRITT: closer together with the TT farther apart. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Light finish. Composition changed (in 1923) to .955 copper, .030 tin, .015 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (EF) $1.00
S4060-B__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Bronze of George V
S4061 Currency Farthing (Bronze): (1926-1936)
O  Bare smaller head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B M (Sir Bertram Mackennal) near the back of the neck. GRA: and BRITT: closer together with the TT farther apart. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Light finish. Composition changed (in 1923) to .955 copper, .030 tin, .015 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. More curve has been added to the waves at her feet. Smaller right hand with the thumb higher on the shield than those before 1926. Drapery altered, most noticeably in the area below her arm. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
Approximate value in the condition shown (NEF) $1.00
S4061__0 Farthing, Currency Farthing in Bronze of George V
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S4061-P Proof Farthing (Bronze): (1926-1936)
O  Bare smaller head of George V left, truncated below the neck. On the truncation B M (Sir Bertram Mackennal) near the back of the neck. GRA: and BRITT: closer together with the TT farther apart. Toothed border and narrow, raised rim. Light finish. Composition changed (in 1923) to .955 copper, .030 tin, .015 zinc
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
R  Britannia, helmeted and wearing long robes, seated on a rock facing right. Her left hand is raised and grasps a plain trident just below the prongs. Her right hand rests on the upper left edge of a large oval shield bearing the crosses of St George and St Andrew (the Union Flag). On the right side, the horizon intersects Britannia exactly where her legs cross. More curve has been added to the waves at her feet. Smaller right hand with the thumb higher on the shield than those before 1926. Drapery altered, most noticeably in the area below her arm. Date in exergue. Toothed border with a narrow, raised rim
FARTHING date
E  Plain
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