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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Australia-1933-George the 5th-1 Penny & Halfpenny-Specs-Illustrated

Illustrated below are the obverse and reverse of the 1933 Halfpenny and Penny issued for Australia in 1933.
Below the illustrations are the specifications and mintages.



HALFPENNY

 Obverse:

King GEORGE V - Design by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal.
Legend: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP.

 Reverse:

Design by W. H. J. Blakemore.
Legend: ONE HALF PENNY - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - 1933

Edge: Plain Edge.
Weight: 5.67 grams (87.5 grains).
Size: 25.5 mm (diameter).
Composition: Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
Mintage: 4,608,000 - Melbourne.
Mintmarks: None.



PENNY

 Obverse:

King GEORGE V - Design by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal.
Legend: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP.

 Reverse:

Design by W. H. J. Blakemore.
Legend: ONE PENNY - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - 1933

Edge: Plain Edge.
Weight: 9.45 grams (145.8 grains).
Size: 30.8 mm (diameter).
Composition: Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
Mintage: 5,817,600 - Melbourne.
Mintmarks: None.


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