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1 Penny - George V smaller portrait

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1928-1936
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240 LSD)
Metal Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-08-1971
References KM# 838, Sp# 4055
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: 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.

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1928  50,178,000 0.57 0.74 1.50 2.85
1928  Proof
1929  49,132,800 0.54 1.13 1.06 17.97
1929  Proof
1930  29,097,600 0.37 1.70 15.97
1930  Proof
1931  19,843,200 1.40 0.73
1931  Proof
1932  8,277,600 1.97 2.97
1932  Proof
1933  7 none struck for circulation
1933  Proof; reported not confirmed
1934  13,965,600 2.96
1934  Proof
1935  56,070,000 0.70 0.76 1.16 1.19
1935  Proof
1936  154,296,000 0.68 0.68 0.91 3.94 5.39 12.48
1936  Proof

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