Mintage:960,000 Reverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:30.8mmWeight:9.45gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse
design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE PENNY within the inner ring.
The obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the
left and the
legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F.
D. IND : IMP (George V, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).
Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired at reasonable
expense excluding the 1930 Penny. Type set collectors would do well aiming for the 1911, 1933,
1934, 1935, 1936 for good strikes, the 1911 especially as it is often found with full mint brilliance.
This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne
From 1911 to 1915 the London mint struck the pennies unless they bear the
H under the lower scroll on the reverse, which indicates they were
struck at the Heaton
From 1916 to 1918 the Calcutta
struck pennies bearing the
I under the lower scroll on the reverse. From 1920 to 1924 and 1926
struck pennies in conjunction with the Melbourne
mint, which is only differentiated
by the 1920 dot above and dot below which were struck at the Sydney and Melbourne
respectively. The rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne
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