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1 Penny - George V

Features

Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1936
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 23,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 14
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned bust left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
B.M.

Translation: George V, by the grace of God, King of all Britons, defender of the faith, Emperor of India

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Denomination within circle, date below

Lettering:
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
PENNY
1920

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Mintmarks:
H = Heaton Mint
I = Calcutta Mint
Without mintmark = Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or London Mints

Mintmark is inside circle above date

Many varieties exist



Dot on the 1920 coin as found by Ina Huitema

Ole

1922 varieties: http://www.triton.vg/P22.html

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1911  3,768,000 1.07 0.96 2.70 25.81 London Mint
1911  London Mint; Proof
1912 H 3,600,000 2.90 3.66
1912 H Proof
1913  2,520,000 4.91 London Mint; narrow date
1913  London Mint; wide date
1914  720,000 London Mint
1915  960,000 London Mint
1915 H 1,320,000 8.06
1916 I 3,324,000 1.63 3.17
1916 I Proof
1917 I 6,240,000 1.29 1.91 21.09
1918 I 1,200,000 9.53
1918 I Dot after "A" in "Australia" variety
1919  1.79 Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot below bottom scroll
1919  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot below bottom scroll & above top scroll
1919  5,810,000 2.13 2.08 12.68 Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Without dots
1919  Proof
1920  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot above bottom scroll
1920  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot above top scroll
1920  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot below bottom scroll
1920  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Dot below bottom scroll & above top scroll
1920  9,041,000 2.12 3.35 Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Without dots
1920  Proof
1921  7,438,000 1.40 5.58 4.99 Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Indian obverse
1921  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; London obverse
1922  12,697,000 2.22 2.27 Melbourne & Perth Mints London obverse; Curved base lettering
1922  Melbourne & Perth Mints London obverse; Flat base lettering
1922  Melbourne & Perth Mints; Indian obverse
1922  Melbourne & Perth Mints; Wide date
1922  Melbourne & Perth Mints; Wide date, toenail 9
1923  5,654,000 1.61 5.72 5.02 Melbourne Mint
1923  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1924  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Indian obverse
1924  4,656,000 1.85 4.43 3.55 Melbourne & Sydney Mints; London obverse
1924  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Proof
1925  117,600 Melbourne Mint
1925  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1926  1,859,000 3.63 4.43 Melbourne Mint
1926  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1927  Melbourne Mint; Indian obverse
1927  4,922,000 0.55 2.19 2.77 Melbourne Mint; London obverse
1927  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1928  3,038,000 1.43 2.84 4.32 Melbourne Mint
1928  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1929  Melbourne Mint; Indian obverse
1929  2,599,000 2.11 Melbourne Mint; London obverse
1929  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1930  3,000 Melbourne Mint
1930  6 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1931  494,000 4.82 Melbourne Mint
1931  Melbourne Mint; Fallen "1" in date
1931  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1932  2,117,000 2.87 Melbourne Mint
1933  5,818,000 1.51 1.62 2.44 Melbourne Mint
1933  Melbourne Mint; Overdate Variety
1933  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1934  5,808,000 0.93 3.20 2.41 Melbourne Mint
1934  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1935  3,725,000 1.70 2.38 2.97 Melbourne Mint
1935  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1936  9,890,000 2.12 14.60 36.97 Melbourne Mint
1936  Melbourne Mint; Proof

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