King George V 1915 Farthing

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Obverse A Reverse 1

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Varieties

There is 2 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1915?

  • British begin using the depth charge as an anti-submarine weapon. Sonar developed by Paul Langevin. Trench mortars first used.
  • Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800.
  • Lusitania, Cunard liner, sunk by German submarine off Kinsale Head, Irish coast, with loss of 1152 lives; 102 Americans (my great aunt was on this)
  • Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile.
  • Federal Baseball League disolved.
  • Albert Einstien publishes his "General Theory of Relativity".
  • 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada.