King George v 1914 Farthing

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Obverse A Reverse 1

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There are 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1914?

  • Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
  • 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife at Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • Germany informs Austria that it will support war against Serbia
  • Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia.
  • Austrian Crown Council votes in favor of war against Serbia
  • Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia leading to WW I.
  • Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins.
  • German squadron bombards Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby on east coast of England.