British Coins Farthing 1934 King George V

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British Coins Farthing 1934 King George V

Obverse: Bust of King George V facing left. The engraver’s initials B M (Sir Bertram Mackennal) are raised without stops, and are located on the base of the neck, above the “I” of IMP. The legend which reads “GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:” almost encircles the bust. The legend is an abbreviated translation of “George V by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India” The border consists of long teeth, and the teeth sit inside a narrow raised rim. The design now incorporates a slightly smaller portrait, and the legend has again been subject to minor amendment, which has resulted in the spacing between words being slightly altered, and the “I” in IMP now points directly to a border tooth.

Reverse: Seated Britannia facing right, wearing a plumed helmet, sandals and long flowing robes. Her right hand rests on a large oval shield bearing the combined crosses of the Union Flag, and the right hand is holding a plain trident. The denomination “FARTHING” is above, and the date is in exergue. The border is toothed, and the teeth sit inside a small raised rim.
The design has been slightly reduced, resulting in a slightly smaller Britannia, and the distance from the trident, lettering and shield to the rim is now increased. The legend has been subject to amendment with a noticeably higher horizontal bar to the “H” in “FARTHING”. The waves to the sea are more evident and the exergual line is higher

Farthing Diameter: 20 mm.
Farthing Thickness: 1.5 - 1.75 mm.
Farthing Weight: 2.75 - 2.9 g.
Farthing Edge: Plain.

British Coins 1910-1936 King George V

British Farthing 1934 King George V

Coins of the United Kingdom - Farthings

Farthing 1934 King George V