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Australia George V

1920  Penny reverse 1920  Penny obverse

1920 Penny

Mintage:9,041,000
Figure shared with:
Dot Above Lower Scroll
Dot Above Top Scroll
Dot Below Lower Scroll
Double Dot
Reverse Designer:W. H. J. Blakemore Obverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennel Size:30.8mm Weight:9.45g Edge:Plain Composition:97% Copper
2.5% Zinc
0.5% Tin

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Sales History

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with the legend COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring and 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, and 1936 For good strikes, the 1911 is an especially good choice as it is often found with full mint brilliance.This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne mints. From 1911 to 1915 the London mint struck the pennies; however, coins bearing the mintmark H under the lower scroll on the reverse, which indicates they were struck at the Heaton mint. From 1916 to 1918 the Calcutta mint struck pennies bearing the mintmark I under the lower scroll on the reverse. From 1920 to 1924 and in 1926 the Sydney mint struck pennies in conjunction with the Melbourne mints mint

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