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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Australia-1927-George the 5th-1 Penny & Halfpenny-Specs-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the 1921 Halfpenny and Penny issued for Australia in 1921.
Below the illustration are the specifications and mintage of the coin.





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 - 1927
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: 3,072,000 - 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 - 1927
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: 4,920,000 - Melbourne.
Mintmarks: None.








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