1 Penny - George V smaller portrait

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1928-1936
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# 5985
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 838,
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# 4055
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: GEORGIUS 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, 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
1928

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

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

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

One of the incredibly rare 1933 pennies on display at the
Royal Mint Experience Museum Section at Llantrisant.

Image reproduced with kind permission of the
Royal Mint Experience, Llantrisant.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1928  50 178 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.47 $ 0.47 $ 1.05 $ 1.95 $ 1.95 $ 1.95 36%
1928  0.3% Proof
1929  49 132 800 $ 0.30 $ 0.30 $ 0.42 $ 0.98 $ 1.05 $ 1.96 $ 36 34%
1929  0.5% Proof
1930  29 097 600 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 27%
1930  0.3% Proof
1931  19 843 200 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 $ 0.86 $ 1.03 $ 1.03 22%
1931  0.2% Proof
1932  8 277 600 $ 0.38 $ 0.53 $ 1.57 $ 1.57 $ 1.57 $ 2.07 $ 9.67 15%
1932  0.15% Proof
1933  7 0.4% none struck for circulation
1933  0.07% Proof; reported not confirmed
1934  13 965 600 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.88 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 19%
1934  0.19% Proof
1935  56 070 000 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 1.05 $ 1.05 $ 1.60 $ 12 38%
1935  0.4% Proof
1936  154 296 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.84 $ 1.61 $ 3.24 $ 9.35 65%
1936  1.0% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232116
Lot 64429
Internet Archive
Apr 21, 2021 1929 UNC
(NGC MS65 Red and Brown)
USD 89.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2925
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1930 UNC USD 11.58
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232009
Lot 64325
Internet Archive
Feb 27, 2020 1932 UNC
(NGC MS65 Red and Brown)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Penny - George V (smaller portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232150
Lot 63471
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2021 1934 UNC
(NGC MS67+ Brown)
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