King George VI 1940 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.838g
  2. Mintage 18,360,000
  3. Value ranges from £0.10 - £5.00 and above, depending on condition (Source Collectors Coins GB 2009)

  4. 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952


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Obverse A Reverse 1

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There is 1 known variety of this coin.

What Happened in 1940?

  • Duke Ellington becomes known as composer and jazz pianist
    Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Complex Number Calculator by George Stibitz, Bell Labs, USA - digital computer
    Colour TV broadcast
    Remote processing experiments by Bell Laboratories, USA - Terminal
    Zenith experiments with mechanical color wheel television.
    Teletypewriter, calculator tied by phone line to demonstrate remote computing.
    Disney's Fantasia introduces stereo sound to American public.

    Radar used in the Battle of Britain.