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½ Penny - George V smaller portrait

Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1928-1936
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 LSD)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-01-1969
References KM# 837, Sp# 4058
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V facing left, legend around.

Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains 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

Seated figure of Britannia right, trident in left hand, shield bearing the Union flag in right, denomination around, date in exergue, sea behind

Lettering:
HALF PENNY
1933

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Plain

Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 80 to the pound avoirdupois (1/5 ounce or 87½ grains).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1928  20,935,200 0.26 0.55 1.11
1928  Proof
1929  25,680,000 0.26 0.51 0.74 0.51
1929  Proof
1930  12,532,800 0.24 0.89 2.22 8.77
1930  Proof
1931  16,137,600 0.27 0.55 0.61
1931  Proof
1932  14,448,000 0.29 0.53 1.66 7.82
1932  Proof
1933  10,560,000 0.14 0.67 1.11
1933  Proof
1934  7,704,000 1.41 0.92
1934  Proof
1935  12,180,000 0.57 0.77
1935  Proof
1936  23,008,800 0.13 0.60 0.84 1.10
1936  Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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