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South Africa Farthing (1/4 Penny)  1923 to 1960
South Africa Farthing (1/4 Penny) 1923 to 1960

Like all British coins, the reigning monach appears on the 'heads' side. In the case of the South African farthing, Kings George V and George VI appear, then Queen Elizabeth. The back 'tails' side has the two bird pattern on all coins.

The older versions of the coins can command decent collector value, but modern coins are worth very little. Here are some approximate catalog values. Use our Terminology page to properly interpret these values and convert them to actual buy and sell prices.

1923 to 1938:
worn: $3 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved (like our picture): $8
fully uncirculated: $15

After 1938:
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved (like our picture): $2
fully uncirculated: $6

There are a few special dates in this series. In the list below, values are catalog prices in average circulated condition:

1930: $100
1933: $2000
1934: $2000
1936: $1000

Coin: 4968 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Phil, Tue, 20-Jul-2010 18:27:12 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 15-Apr-2013 15:28:17 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 03-Apr-2015 21:45:10 GMT
Requester description: 1952 Front: GEORGIVS (GEORGIUS) SEXTVS (SEXTUS) REX Back: SUID-AFRIKA 1952 SOUTH AFRICA 1/4?. Front: left facing bust with the letters NP beneath it Back:Two birds standing on a branch with a feather in between them and berries under them
Tags: south africa farthing 1 4 penny cent suid sud southern zuid ziud africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique peny cents pennys pennies georgivs george georgius sextvs six sextus rex letters monogram two birds bird standing stand branch feather berries berry georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor georgivis georgium georgvis georgevs sixty sixtus sixth sextvx script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials parrot pigeon stands twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks leaves leaf greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage

Comments

I have 4 1/4 penny's what do I get for it. It ranges from year 1950-1954. You can email me on b....com thanks - Bradley
First estimate the amount of wear (worn, average, well preserved) for each coin. Then use the values shown on this page. Add the values of your four coins together to get the total price. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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