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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 August 1971
Number N# 578
Numista type number (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.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 4051-3
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

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.

Script: Latin

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

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1 Penny - George V -  obverse

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Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
H Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
KN Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)

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 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.97 $ 2.36 $ 4.31 18% Sp#4051 (obverse varieties exist)
1912  48 306 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.30 $ 0.73 $ 1.24 $ 2.00 27% Sp#4051
1912 H 16 800 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.69 $ 0.69 $ 1.08 $ 1.54 $ 8.79 $ 185 12% Sp#4052
1913  65 497 800 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 0.72 $ 1.08 $ 1.10 30% Sp#4051 (obverse and reverse varieties exist)
1914  50 820 900 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 0.86 $ 1.08 $ 2.22 26% Sp#4051
1915  47 310 800 $ 0.13 $ 0.30 $ 0.75 $ 1.16 $ 1.16 25% Sp#4051
1916  86 411 100 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 $ 0.91 $ 0.94 $ 2.00 33% Sp#4051; see comments for variants
1917  107 905 400 $ 0.32 $ 0.50 $ 0.82 $ 1.08 $ 2.53 36% Sp#4051
1918  84 227 300 $ 0.45 $ 0.48 $ 0.66 $ 1.22 $ 1.39 32% Sp#4051
1918 H 2 573 000 $ 1.61 $ 1.84 $ 2.15 $ 4.31 5% Sp#4052
1918 KN 1 087 800 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 4% Sp#4053
1919  113 761 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.50 $ 0.70 $ 1.05 $ 1.08 $ 1.60 $ 17 36% Sp#4051
1919 H 4 526 000 $ 0.67 $ 1.93 $ 1.93 $ 2.10 6% Sp#4052
1919 KN 683 600 $ 3.75 $ 6.10 $ 11 2% Sp#4053
1920  124 693 400 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.83 $ 0.83 $ 1.33 $ 13 38% Sp#4051
1921  129 717 600 $ 0.36 $ 0.48 $ 0.61 $ 0.70 $ 2.12 $ 2.12 $ 2.15 40% Sp#4051
1922  1.2% Reverse of 1927
1922  2 0.10% Reverse of 1927; Specimen
1922  16 346 700 $ 0.79 $ 0.79 $ 0.98 $ 1.08 $ 1.41 13% Sp#4051
1926  4 498 500 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 1.66 $ 1.66 $ 2.50 $ 13 $ 63 7% Sp#4051; mintage incl. KM#826, Sp#4054
1926  0.4% Sp#4051; Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232210
Lot 62521
Internet Archive
Mar 3, 2022 1911 – Sp#4051 (obverse varieties exist) UNC
(PCGS MS65 Red)
USD 492.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62523
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1912 H – Sp#4052 UNC
(PCGS MS64 Red)
USD 174.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63451
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 1912 H – Sp#4052 UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 192.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232140
Lot 61505
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 1913 – Sp#4051 (obverse and reverse varieties exist) UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232106
Lot 62496
Internet Archive
Feb 10, 2021 1913 – Sp#4051 (obverse and reverse varieties exist) UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62487
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 1918 H – Sp#4052 UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 372.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
2020 August 5 - 7 World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Dallas 3085
Lot 31676
Internet Archive
Aug 5, 2020 1918 KN – Sp#4053 UNC
(NGC MS64 Red and Brown)
USD 1560.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232132
Lot 62524
Internet Archive
Aug 11, 2021 1926 – Sp#4051; mintage incl. KM#826, Sp#4054 UNC
(PCGS MS65 Brown)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232016
Lot 63318
Internet Archive
Apr 15, 2020 1926 – Sp#4051; mintage incl. KM#826, Sp#4054 UNC
(PCGS MS63 Red and Brown)
USD 61.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George VPicture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232216
Lot 63546
Internet Archive
Apr 14, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64 Red)
USD 159.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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