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S4060a : Click Images to Enlarge
Base Farthing of George V (1918-1922)
Diameter: 20.16mm
Weight: 2.8300g
Fineness: .950 Copper, .040 Tin, .010 Zinc
Base Content: 0.0000 oz
Obv: Bare head of George V left, bright finish
Rev: Britannia seated right on rock by sea, holding shield and trident
The blackened finish that was introduced in 1897 on S3964 and which was maintained on all the farthings of Edward VII was finally discontinued on S4059. This darker finish had made it more easy to distinguish the farthing from the half sovereign. With the exception of Specimen Sets and of general circulation issues in the years 1923, 1925, and 1926 when half sovereigns were struck in Pretoria, no half sovereigns were struck after 1918 and the blackened finish on the farthings was discontinued in favor of the original bright finish as exhibited on this type shown above.
YearMintage YearMintage YearMintage
191819,362,818 191915,089,425 192011,480,536
19219,469,097 19229,956,983
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