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½ Penny - George V

½ Penny - George V -  obverse ½ Penny - George V -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1911-1936
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Metal Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 22, Schön# 13
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left

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

Translation: George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, 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

At centre 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

Comments

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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1911  London Mint; Proof
1911  2,832,000 London Mint
1912 H 2,400,000
1912 H Proof
1913  London Mint; Narrow date
1913  2,160,000 London Mint; Wide date
1914  1,440,000 London Mint
1914 H 1,200,000
1915 H 720,000
1916 I Proof
1916 I 3,600,000
1917 I 5,760,000
1918 I 1,440,000
1919  Sydney Mint; Proof
1919  3,326,000 Sydney Mint
1920  Sydney Mint; Proof
1920  4,114,000 Sydney Mint
1921  5,280,000 Sydney Mint
1922  6,924,000 Sydney Mint
1923  15,000 Melbourne Mint
1923  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1924  682,000 Melbourne Mint
1924  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1925  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1925  1,147,000 Melbourne Mint
1926  Melbourne & Sydney Mints; Proof
1926  4,139,000 Melbourne & Sydney Mints
1927  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1927  3,072,000 Melbourne Mint
1928  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1928  2,318,000 Melbourne Mint
1929  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1929  2,635,000 Melbourne Mint
1930  628,000 Melbourne Mint
1930  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1931  370,000 Melbourne Mint
1931  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1932  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1932  2,554,000 Melbourne Mint
1933  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1933  Melbourne Mint; Overdate variety
1933  4,608,000 Melbourne Mint
1934  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1934  3,816,000 Melbourne Mint
1935  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1935  2,916,000 Melbourne Mint
1936  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1936  2,562,000 Melbourne Mint

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