1/3 Farthing United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-19 ...

1913, Great Britain, George V. Beautiful 1/3 Farthing Coin. Struck for Malta!

Mint Year: 1913
References: KM-823.
Condition: A nice AU+
Denomination: 1/3 Farthing - Struck for circulation in Malta!
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 15.2mm
Weight: 0.93gm

Obverse: Bare head of George V left. Engraver’s initials (B.M.) on truncation.
Legend: GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:

Reverse: Crown above value in words (ONE THIRD FARTHING) and date (1913). All within wreath.

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As well as being King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms, George was the Emperor of India and the first King of the Irish Free State. George reigned from 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death in 1936.

From the age of twelve George served in the Royal Navy, but upon the unexpected death of his elder brother, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, he became heir to the throne and married his brother’s fiancée, Mary of Teck (known as "May" to her family after her birth month). Although they occasionally toured the British Empire, George preferred to stay at home with his stamp collection and lived what later biographers would consider a dull life because of its conventionality.

George became King-Emperor in 1910 on the death of his father, King Edward VII. George was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar, where he appeared before his Indian subjects crowned with the Imperial Crown of India, created specially for the occasion. During World War I he relinquished all German titles and styles on behalf of his relatives who were British subjects; and changed the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor. During his reign, the Statute of Westminster separated the crown so that George ruled the dominions as separate kingdoms, preparing the way for the future development of the Commonwealth. His reign also witnessed the rise of socialism, fascism, Irish republicanism and the first Labour ministry, all of which radically changed the political spectrum.

George was plagued by illness throughout much of his later reign; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward, upon his death.

type to read more

 

2 coins in the group

Collections: Add to Quick List (1005 X 481pixels, file size: ~109K)
Posted by: anonymous  2014-11-07
CoinWorldTV 1913, Great Britain, George V. Beautiful 1/3 Farthing Coin. Struck for Malta! Mint Year: 1913 References: KM-823. Condition: A nice AU+ Denomination: 1/3 Farthing - Struck for circulation in Malta! Composition: Bronze Diameter: 15.2mm Weight: 0.93gm Obverse: Bare hea ...

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $591.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=1152&category=24410&lot ...
BRITISH COINS. Philip & Mary, Base Penny, initial mark halved rose and castle; Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Shilling, initial mark woolpack (1594-1596), Sixpences (2), 1570, initial mark crown, 1578, ...

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $30.0
Info: http://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=2035&category=41667&lot ...
BRITISH COINS, George VI (1936-1952), Crown, 1937, Halfcrowns (3), Florin, Shillings (3), Sixpence, Threepences (5), Penny and Threepence; Elizabeth II, Crowns (3), Halfcrown, Fifty-Pence and Nic ...

Collections: Add to Quick List Sold for: $850.0
Info: http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot/?id=288044 Estimate $350 S ...
NINETEENTH CENTURY COPPER TOKENS, threepence (3), twopences (2), pennies (15), replica Cornish penny, halfpennies (17), farthings (3), checks (5), includes choice Wellington halfpennies (2) and ...
You may be interested in following coins
1 Crown United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1922) Silver Victoria (1819 - 1901)
1 Crown United Kingdom of Great Britain ...
group has   85 coins / 79 prices
1 Shilling United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1922) Silver Victoria (1819 - 1901)
1 Shilling United Kingdom of Great Brita ...
group has   9 coins / 9 prices
1/3 Farthing United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1922) Bronze George V of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
1/3 Farthing United Kingdom of Great Bri ...
group has   2 coins / 1 prices
2016-10-28 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Denarius Roman Empire (27BC-395) Silver Vespasia ...
Coin prices from public sources
Details
2016-11-05 - Historical Coin Prices
1 Rupee British Raj (1858-1947) Silver Edward VII ...
Coin prices from public sources
Details
You may be interested in ...
Market
Dynasty tree and coins
Check yourself!

Coin Puzzle
Coins Prices