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Monday, February 6, 2012

Straits Settlements-1920-George the 5th-1 Cent coin-Specs-Illustrated

Illustrated below are the obverse and reverse of the 1920 George the 5th 1 Cent coin issue for the Straits Settlements. (For a fuller history of the Straits Settlements see 1874 Queen Victoria 1 Cent coin this blog).
The specifications for this coin are listed below the illustrations. The design for the coin issued for George the 5th was changed considerably from prevoius issues. With changes to the legend, smaller, lighter in weight, square and made from bronze not copper as previous issues.



Obverse


Crowned bust left of George V
Lettering: GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA

Reverse
Value within beaded circle

Lettering:
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS

1 CENT 1920
Edge Plain


Features
Country

Straits Settlements
Year 1920
Value m1 Cent (0.01)
Metal Bronze
Weight 5.8 g
Diameter 21 mm
Engraver Edgar Bertram Mackennal (obverse)
Shape Square
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑


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