King George VI 1938 Farthing

Farthing Details:

  1. Diameter : 20mm, Weight : 2.838g
  2. Mintage 7,449,600
  3. Value ranges from £0.10 - £8.00 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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What Happened in 1938?

  • Superman first published in comic book form.
  • Orson Welles's radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing mass panic in the eastern United States.
  • Strobe lighting invented.
    Baird demonstrates live TV in color.
    Broadcasts can be taped and edited.
    Two brothers named Biro invent the ballpoint pen in Argentina.
    CBS "World News Roundup" ushers in modern newscasting.
    DuMont markets electronic television receiver for the home.
    Radio drama, War of the Worlds," causes national panic.
    Thorton Wilder publishes Our Town.
    When American, Dutch and British owned oil companies refused to raise the wages for Mexican employees the oil fields are nationalized.