½ Penny - George V

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

© Museum Victoria

Features

Issuer 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
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1564
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 22,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 13
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 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

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
HALF
PENNY
1911

Engraver: William Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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withdrawn at decimalisation in 1966, but have never been formally demonetised and are still legal tender.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  2 832 000 $ 0.84 $ 4.08 15% London Mint
1911  0.2% Proof - London Mint
1912 H 2 400 000 $ 1.45 $ 3.27 $ 4.49 $ 4.67 10% Heaton Mint
1912 H 0.3% Proof - Heaton Mint
1913  2% London Mint - Narrow date
1913  2 160 000 $ 1.46 9% London Mint - Wide date
1914  1 440 000 $ 1.19 $ 3.50 7% London Mint
1914 H 1 200 000 $ 3.49 5% Heaton Mint
1915 H 720 000 4% Heaton Mint
1916 I 3 600 000 $ 1.17 $ 0.87 $ 3.50 $ 16 15% Calcutta Mint
1916 I 0.3% Proof - Calcutta Mint
1917 I 5 760 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.85 $ 1.63 $ 10 19% Calcutta Mint
1918 I 1 440 000 $ 15 4% Calcutta Mint
1919  0.3% Proof - Sydney Mint
1919  3 326 000 $ 0.71 $ 0.40 $ 0.79 $ 3.13 17% Sydney Mint
1920  0.2% Proof - Sydney Mint
1920  4 114 000 $ 4.99 7% Sydney Mint
1921  5 280 000 $ 0.42 $ 0.85 $ 1.17 $ 3.02 20% Sydney Mint
1922  6 924 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.71 $ 1.40 $ 1.42 19% Sydney Mint
1923  15 000 $ 1 262 1.3% Melbourne Mint
1923  0.17% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1924  682 000 $ 12 5% Melbourne Mint
1924  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1925  1 147 000 $ 2.26 $ 4.99 6% Melbourne Mint
1925  0.17% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1926  4 139 000 $ 1.01 $ 0.98 $ 1.56 $ 5.47 13% Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1926  0.3% Proof - Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1927  3 072 000 $ 0.73 $ 0.70 $ 1.52 $ 3.50 14% Melbourne Mint
1927  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1928  2 318 000 $ 1.46 $ 2.33 $ 6.33 $ 8.41 7% Melbourne Mint
1928  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1929  2 635 000 $ 0.73 $ 0.69 $ 0.99 $ 3.49 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  0.17% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1932  2 554 000 $ 0.71 $ 1.00 $ 2.61 10% Melbourne Mint
1932  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1933  4 608 000 $ 0.92 $ 1.00 $ 2.89 18% Melbourne Mint
1933  0.3% Melbourne Mint - Overdate variety
1933  0.2% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1934  3 816 000 $ 1.21 $ 1.46 $ 1.84 12% Melbourne Mint
1934  0.17% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1935  2 916 000 $ 0.82 $ 1.17 $ 9.89 11% Melbourne Mint
1935  0.3% Proof - Melbourne Mint
1936  2 562 000 $ 0.73 $ 0.71 $ 1.17 $ 4.88 18% Melbourne Mint
1936  0.8% Proof - Melbourne Mint

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