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½ Penny - George V

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

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Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1936
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 22,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 13
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing 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 the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
B. M.

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

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

Lettering:
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
HALF
PENNY
1911

Engraver: William Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

Mints

H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I Kolkata / Calcutta / Murshidabad, India (1757-date)
Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)
Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  2,832,000 0.85 4.12 16.27 15% London Mint
1911  0.2% Proof - London Mint
1912 H 2,400,000 1.46 3.29 4.53 4.70 10% Heaton Mint
1912 H 0.3% Proof - Heaton Mint
1913  2% London Mint - Narrow date
1913  2,160,000 1.47 8% London Mint - Wide date
1914  1,440,000 7% London Mint
1914 H 1,200,000 2.35 5% Heaton Mint
1915 H 720,000 4% Heaton Mint
1916 I 3,600,000 1.31 0.72 5.41 16.27 14% Calcutta Mint
1916 I 0.3% Proof - Calcutta Mint
1917 I 5,760,000 0.39 0.75 1.76 10.21 19% Calcutta Mint
1918 I 1,440,000 14.70 4% Calcutta Mint
1919  0.3% Proof - Sydney Mint
1919  3,326,000 0.74 0.71 2.35 16% Sydney Mint
1920  0.3% Proof - Sydney Mint
1920  4,114,000 3.79 7% Sydney Mint
1921  5,280,000 0.72 1.05 18.43 20% Sydney Mint
1922  6,924,000 0.53 0.72 1.18 1.43 19% Sydney Mint
1923  15,000 1,272.24 1.1% Melbourne Mint
1923  0.2% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1924  682,000 8.36 5% Melbourne Mint
1924  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1925  1,147,000 2.28 4.04 5% Melbourne Mint
1925  0.19% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1926  4,139,000 1.02 1.07 2.01 5.51 13% Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1926  0.3% Proof - Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1927  3,072,000 0.72 2.35 4.00 13% Melbourne Mint
1927  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1928  2,318,000 2.35 8.48 6% Melbourne Mint
1928  0.19% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1929  2,635,000 0.72 0.69 1.01 4.68 10% Melbourne Mint
1929  0.3% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1930  628,000 4% Melbourne Mint
1930  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1931  370,000 4% Melbourne Mint
1931  0.19% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1932  2,554,000 0.54 0.72 1.01 2.94 10% Melbourne Mint
1932  0.3% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1933  4,608,000 0.93 1.01 4.82 17% Melbourne Mint
1933  0.3% Melbourne Mint - Overdate variety
1933  0.3% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1934  3,816,000 1.05 4.77 12% Melbourne Mint
1934  0.19% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1935  2,916,000 0.82 1.18 10.17 10% Melbourne Mint
1935  0.4% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1936  2,562,000 0.72 1.18 6.22 18% Melbourne Mint
1936  1.0% Proof - Melbourne Mint

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