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

This coin was given a bright finish as the half-sovereign was no longer being struck (earlier dated George V farthings were given a dark finish at the mint to minimize confusion with the gold coin)

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, 1918

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