1 Penny - George V

1 Penny - George V -  obverse1 Penny - George V -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1926
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-31-1971
Number N# 578
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 810,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Sp# 4051-3
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

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

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

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, with trident in left hand and shield bearing the Union flag in right, sea behind, denomination above and date in exergue.

Lettering:
ONE PENNY
1922

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

1 Penny - George V -  obverse

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Comments

The standard weight of these pieces was 48 to the pound avoirdupois (1/3 ounce or 145.8 grains).

1911 obverse die varieties:
Two obverse varieties exist for the 1911 dated issues. We are indebted to Declan Magee Coins and Numista member Sjoelund for the image below indicating the differences.


1912, 1918, 1919 mintmark varieties:
There are mintmarks on some coins (1912H, 1918H, 1918KN, 1919H, 1919KN) to left of date.

'H' mintmark struck at Ralph Heaton & Sons, Birmingham Sp#4052
'KN' mintmark struck at Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham Sp#4053
All other issues struck at Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London Sp#4051

1913 die varieties:
Obverse and reverse varieties exist for the 1913 dated issues. We are indebted to Declan Magee Coins and Numista member Sjoelund for the image below indicating the differences.


1916 obverse die varieties:
Two obverse varieties exist for the 1916 dated issues.  We are indebted to Declan Magee Coins and Numista member Sjoelund for the image below indicating the differences.


1922 reverse die variety:
In 1922 a rare variety is 'Reverse of 1927' which has three noticeable features where (1927 type on right of image) the teeth on reverse are longer, the thumb on the shield is shorter, and the shield is further away from the edge so creating a longer horizon.




1926 obverse die varieties:
Two obverse varieties exist for the 1926 dated issues. We are indebted to Declan Magee Coins and Numista member Sjoelund for the image below indicating the differences.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  23 079 100 $ 0.67 $ 0.53 $ 1.04 $ 2.54 $ 4.64 18% Sp#4051 (obverse varieties exist)
1912  48 306 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.31 $ 0.87 $ 1.38 $ 1.98 27% Sp#4051
1912 H 16 800 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.74 $ 0.74 $ 1.16 $ 7.61 12% Sp#4052
1913  65 497 800 $ 0.79 $ 0.56 $ 0.78 $ 1.16 $ 3.90 30% Sp#4051 (obverse and reverse varieties exist)
1914  50 820 900 $ 0.73 $ 0.51 $ 0.94 $ 1.16 $ 2.39 26% Sp#4051
1915  47 310 800 $ 0.15 $ 0.35 $ 0.81 $ 1.28 $ 1.39 25% Sp#4051
1916  86 411 100 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 $ 0.99 $ 0.95 $ 1.16 33% Sp#4051; see comments for variants
1917  107 905 400 $ 0.35 $ 0.53 $ 0.93 $ 1.16 $ 2.85 36% Sp#4051
1918  84 227 300 $ 0.51 $ 0.53 $ 0.72 $ 1.44 $ 1.50 32% Sp#4051
1918 H 2 573 000 $ 1.74 $ 1.98 $ 2.32 $ 4.64 5% Sp#4052
1918 KN 1 087 800 $ 4.77 $ 11 $ 9.08 4% Sp#4053
1919  113 761 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.53 $ 0.77 $ 1.16 $ 5.65 36% Sp#4051
1919 H 4 526 000 $ 1.47 $ 2.38 $ 2.58 $ 2.26 6% Sp#4052
1919 KN 683 600 $ 4.04 $ 6.58 $ 30 2% Sp#4053
1920  124 693 400 $ 0.26 $ 0.27 $ 0.93 $ 0.90 $ 1.16 $ 14 38% Sp#4051
1921  129 717 600 $ 0.38 $ 0.52 $ 0.70 $ 0.75 $ 2.55 $ 6.96 40% Sp#4051
1922  1.3% Reverse of 1927
1922  2 0.12% Reverse of 1927; Specimen
1922  16 346 700 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 $ 1.06 $ 1.29 $ 1.52 13% Sp#4051
1926  4 498 500 $ 0.65 $ 0.66 $ 2.44 $ 2.87 $ 3.48 7% Sp#4051; mintage incl. KM#826, Sp#4054
1926  0.4% Sp#4051; Proof

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