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Coin - Farthing, George VI, Great Britain, 1949 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26566

Cupro-Nickel coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
George VI (1936-1952)

A farthing is a quarter penny
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.89 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1949 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below neck in small letters, HP (T. Humphrey Paget); around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF:
Reverse Description: Wren standing facing left; behind in field monogram HWP (H. Wilson Parker); below, FARTHING; above, 1949
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, England, Great Britain, 1949
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1949
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4118 Pages
  2. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 2481 Pages


Damian Salgado Posted on 10 May 2015 10:18 AM
Wrong photo: it shows a Maundy silver threepence given by HRM the Queen during Maundy Ceremony, 1953, held at St. Paul's Cathedral. Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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