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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Australia-1936-George the 5th-1 Penny & Halfpenny-Specs-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the George the 5th 1 Penny and Halfpenny issued for Australia in 1936. Below the illustrations are the spcifications 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 - 1936

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: Disputed - 2,562,200 to 5,577,600 - 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 - 1936

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: 9,890,400 - Melbourne.
Mintmarks: None.






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