½ Penny - George V

½ Penny - George V - obverse½ Penny - George V - reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1936
Value ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound (1788-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
1564
References KM# 22,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 13
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left

Script: Latin

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 the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
B. M.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Reverse

In the center within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1911

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
HALF
PENNY
1911

Engraver: William Henry James Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)
H Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham (Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited), United Kingdom (1850-2003)
I Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)

Comments

Mintmarks:




withdrawn at decimalisation in 1966, but have never been formally demonetised and are still legal tender.

 

All pre-decimal KGV half pennies were struck once-off, typically as VIP issues, with the exception of the years: 1916, 1927, 1934, and 1935. These years were struck in limited numbers for collectors. 
 

1934 half penny proof mintage of 50 coins, as per the request of New Zealand numismatist, Henry George Williams who guaranteed sales of the entire mintage. These complete 1934 proof sets were sold at 6/- 6d. 

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  Photo 2 832 000 $ 0.72 $ 1.10 $ 3.70 $ 11 $ 24 $ 78 15% London Mint
1911  0.13% Proof - London Mint
1912 H Photo 2 400 000 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 4.20 $ 4.30 $ 15 $ 210 11% Heaton Mint
1912 H 0.3% Proof - Heaton Mint
1913  2% London Mint - Narrow date
1913  2 160 000 $ 0.42 $ 0.61 $ 2.10 9% London Mint - Wide date
1914  1 440 000 $ 3.40 $ 3.40 8% London Mint
1914 H 1 200 000 $ 0.23 $ 3.00 $ 3.00 6% Heaton Mint
1915 H 720 000 $ 3.00 $ 15 $ 15 4% Heaton Mint
1916 I Photo 3 600 000 $ 0.92 $ 0.92 $ 2.10 $ 11 15% Calcutta Mint
1916 I 0.3% Proof - Calcutta Mint
1917 I 5 760 000 $ 0.65 $ 0.70 $ 1.60 $ 5.30 $ 16 19% Calcutta Mint
1918 I 1 440 000 $ 3.00 $ 6.10 $ 13 4% Calcutta Mint
1919  0.3% Proof - Sydney Mint
1919  3 326 000 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 $ 0.85 $ 1.60 $ 2.20 18% Sydney Mint
1920  0.19% Proof - Sydney Mint
1920  Photo 4 114 000 $ 0.72 $ 2.90 $ 4.60 7% Sydney Mint
1921  5 280 000 $ 0.31 $ 1.10 $ 1.30 $ 2.70 20% Sydney Mint
1922  Photo 6 924 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.53 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 7.50 $ 250 19% Sydney Mint
1923  Photo 15 000 $ 550 $ 1100 1.5% Melbourne Mint
1923  0.13% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1924  Photo 682 000 $ 4.10 $ 14 $ 35 $ 240 5% Melbourne Mint
1924  0.16% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1925  Photo 1 147 000 $ 2.10 $ 6.80 6% Melbourne Mint
1925  0.13% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1926  4 139 000 $ 0.93 $ 1.10 $ 1.70 $ 3.20 14% Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1926  0.2% Proof - Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1927  3 072 000 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 1.40 $ 2.70 14% Melbourne Mint
1927  0.16% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1928  2 318 000 $ 0.14 $ 2.90 $ 8.20 7% Melbourne Mint
1928  0.16% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1929  2 635 000 $ 0.61 $ 0.61 $ 2.00 $ 2.30 11% Melbourne Mint
1929  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1930  628 000 $ 5.10 $ 13 4% Melbourne Mint
1930  0.16% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1931  370 000 $ 3.80 5% Melbourne Mint
1931  0.13% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1932  2 554 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 11% Melbourne Mint
1932  0.16% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1933  4 608 000 $ 0.84 $ 0.98 $ 3.60 $ 5.30 20% Melbourne Mint
1933  0.3% Melbourne Mint - Overdate variety
1933  0.19% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1934  3 816 000 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 $ 2.40 12% Melbourne Mint
1934  50 0.13% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1935  2 916 000 $ 0.65 $ 1.90 $ 1.90 11% Melbourne Mint
1935  100 0.3% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1936  Photo 2 562 000 $ 0.68 $ 0.69 $ 1.10 $ 5.60 19% Melbourne Mint
1936  0.7% Proof - Melbourne Mint

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232226
Lot 65372
Internet Archive
Jun 23, 2022 1911 – London Mint UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 377
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1911 – London Mint UNC USD 77.80
(EUR 73.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232041
Lot 62262
Internet Archive
Oct 7, 2020 1912 H – Heaton Mint UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 216.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231926
Lot 64157
Internet Archive
Jun 27, 2019 1912 H – Heaton Mint UNC
(NGC MS66 Brown)
USD 420.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 19 Spotlight: Coins of the British Empire World Coins Showcase Auction 61348
Lot 25037
Internet Archive
Nov 19, 2023 1915 H – Heaton Mint AU
(NGC AU55 Brown)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 19 Spotlight: Coins of the British Empire World Coins Showcase Auction 61348
Lot 25038
Internet Archive
Nov 19, 2023 1916 I – Calcutta Mint UNC
(PCGS MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 115.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Katz
Auction 77
Lot 218
Internet Archive
Feb 11, 2023 1916 I – Calcutta Mint XF USD 10.66
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232325
Lot 64323
Internet Archive
Jun 15, 2023 1920 – Sydney Mint UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 130.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Katz
Auction 70
Lot 726
Internet Archive
Nov 13, 2022 1922 – Sydney Mint UNC USD 54.36
(EUR 51.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold ½ Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232106
Lot 62277
Internet Archive
Feb 10, 2021 1922 – Sydney Mint UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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