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Great Britain Farthing, Half Penny, and Penny  1911 to 1936
Great Britain Farthing, Half Penny, and Penny 1911 to 1936

George V was King of Great Britain between 1910 and 1936. His likeness appears on these copper, small-denomination coins: farthing, half penny, and penny. There are 4 farthings in a penny.

Miss Britannia is on the reverse side. She is the British national symbol of valor, virtue and integrity.

These coins are a little too plentiful to command much collector value, although some of the earlier dates, especially in pennies, are hard to find in well preserved condition. Here are some approximate catalog values.

FARTHINGS 1911 TO 1918
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $25

FARTHINGS 1919 TO 1936
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $10

HALF PENNIES 1911 TO 1936
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $40
half pennies dated 1904 and 1913 are somewhat more rare and worth about one and one-half times these values

PENNIES 1911 TO 1926
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $60
pennies dated 1918H, 1918KN, 1919H (must have mint marks) are more rare and catalog around $325 in well preserved condition
pennies dated 1919KN are very rare and catalog at $850 in well preserved condition

PENNIES 1927 TO 1936
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $25
pennies dated 1932 are somewhat more rare and worth about twice these values
pennies dated 1933 are essentially non-existent; if you can find one, it is worth tens of thousands of dollars

As always on CoinQuest, we quote above catalog values. These values are not the actual buy and sell values for these coins. Use our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog value works.

Coin: 13079 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: FOLEY, Sun, 18-Nov-2012 11:33:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 23-May-2014 17:15:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 22-Nov-2015 21:48:26 GMT
Requester description: 1921 MANS HEAD ON ONE SIDE GLORGIVS V DEI GRA BRITT OMN REX FID DEF IND IMP FARTHING
Tags: great britain farthing half penny cent britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt english britan british britsh britanniarun brilt brittish peny cents pennys pennies mans man head one glorgivs george v dei gra omn rex fid def ind imp boy male mann boys ones geroge stgeorge georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs georgivs rexm rexind rexx rexetind etind exind impc britannia fork trident pitchfork helmet throne chair seat line bar oval ellipse coat arms shield thonged thong forks ptichfork pronged triton prongs pitch pittchfork helmeted helmit helmets stool seated bars ovals coats crests insignia crested crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields

Comments

I was wondering how much it was really worth in mint condistion. - brittany m. lail
Our 'fully uncirculated' price is for 'mint condition.' To qualify, there must be no wear at all on the coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I found a 1914 georgivs v deli gra britt omn rex fid df ind imp coin
The front is slightly black in the corner but you can still read the writing, and on the back part of it is smudged in a blackish color, and you can read the date a little bit, kinda hard to put it dose say 1914. In this kind of condition i described is it worth anything or it it just up to the buyer. - sam
Sam -- Condition means everything to collectors, and, because of that, condition means everything to the value of a rare coin. The fact that a coin is readable means essentially nothing. Collectors want nice-looking coins for their collections. Since your coin sounds pretty yukky, it is worth very little. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I found a 1913 penny that is in excellent shape. I can see most of the details which includes: part in man's hair, eye, ear, nose, goatee, and same with other side of coin that is very detailed. What would its worth be?
- melissa
Sounds well preserved. See this page for value. See our Important Terminology page for pictures of coins in worn, average circulated, well preserved, and fully uncirculated condition. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a half penny the year 1903, very good condition and a penny that is dated 1913 also in very good condition. Not sure if these are worth anything. - Owen
While they have low catalog values, they are fun coins to collect! - CoinQuest (Todd)

My 1936 penny came with a hole in the top obscuring part of the 'ITT' in 'BRITT.' So I believe that it was minted in jewelry and then removed from the jewelry for use in selling grab bags. Does this change the value and because the fact that it was put in jewelry does it affect the rarity? - robert
It would only have been used as a jewelry piece after it left the mint - and this doesn't affect rarity either way. It's not a particularly valuable date to begin with, so unfortunately once there's a hole in it the value becomes even less. - CoinQuest (Todd)

i have a one penny,slightly smaller and thinner ,well worn but the king or queen has a [ what looks like] garland of leaves as a crown, what period are we talking about,
on the rear is the britnnia ,can not see any date - robert
That must be quite an old Penny, Robert! So old, in fact, that it's probably a halfpenny (old halfpennies weighed the same as later whole pennies.) If the king is facing to the right, the most likely monarch is George III, dated 1806 or 1807. Of the king is facing left, then I'd bet on George IV, dated 1825 to 1827. Cool find! - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have a coin from 1917 with a distinct cut mark coming in from the edge through the mouth to the base of the ear on the side with the mans face, and a similar mark on the Miss Britania side which takes out the top half of the 'P' in penny. Was curious if this was a possible printing error or just wear and tear. - Brad
If it looks like a cut, it probably got damaged after it left the mint - also known as 'PMD,' or post-mint damage. Hard to say for sure without seeing it, but we'd be happy to take a look at it. Please CLICK HERE and you'll be able to upload photos for us to check out. - CoinQuest (Todd)

  

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