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Coin - Farthing, George V, Great Britain, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 26563

Summary:
Bronze coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
George V (1911-1936)

This coin was given a dark finish at the mint to minimize the chance it could be confused with a gold half-sovereign.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.78 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1911 AD
Denomination: Farthing
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around above, FARTHING; in exergue, 1911
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM King George V, England, Great Britain, 1911
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1911
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4059 Pages

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