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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Australia-1934-George the 5th-1 Penny & Halfpenny-Specs-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the 1 Penny and Halfpenny issued for Australia in 1934.
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 - 1934

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: Melbourne: Circulation - 3,816,000.
Proofs - 100 proofs were made for this issue
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 - 1934

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: Melbourne. Circulation - 5,808,000.
Proofs -There were 100 proof coins struck for this issue
Mintmarks: None.







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