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Half Penny


George V (1911 - 36)
The George V Half Penny series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular
reverse design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE HALF PENNY within the inner ring. The
obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the
legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND : IMP (George V, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).

Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired at reasonable expense excluding the 1923 Half Penny (1923 Half Penny).
Type set collectors would do well aiming for the 1934 (1934 Half Penny), 1935 (1935 Half Penny), 1936 (1936 Half Penny) for good strikes though the 1911 (1911 Half Penny), 1912-H (1912-H Half Penny) and 1919 (1919 Half Penny) are affordable if original
mint brilliance is desired.

This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne
mints. From 1911 to 1915 the London
mint struck the half pennies unless they bear the
mintmark H under the lower scroll on the
reverse, which indicates they were struck at the Heaton
mint. From 1916 to 1918 the Calcutta
mint struck half pennies bearing the
mintmark I under the lower scroll on the
reverse. From 1919 to 1923 the Sydney
mint struck half pennies (although the those struck in 1923 were dated 1922) with the rest of the series being struck by the Melbourne
mint, except in 1926 where both the Melbourne and Sydney
mints were employed until the closing of the Sydney
mint later that year.
Contents
Business Strikes
Proof Strikes
Specimen Strikes
Currently Available
Related Coins
Glossary
Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
Sir E. B. MacKennel
Weight
5.67 grams
Size
25.5 mm
Composition
Copper: 97%
Zinc: 2.5%
Tin: 0.5%
Bullion Value
$0.04
Half Penny - George V Reverse
Reverse

Half Penny - George V Reverse
Obverse

Business Strikes

  Mintage     F12 VF20 XF40 AU50 AU55 AU58 MS62BN MS63BN MS64RB
1911 2,832,000     $2 $4 $14 $22 $34 $50 $115 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1912-H 2,400,000     $2 $6 $20 $30 $48 $100 $165
1913 2,160,000     $2 $7 $24 $32 $75 $125 $200
1914 1,440,000     $12 $20 $50 $65 $90 $180 $410
1914-H 1,200,000     $10 $14 $30 $50 $105 $210 $390
1915-H 720,000     $55 $140 $575 $1150 $1700 $2600 $4200
1916-I 3,600,000     $1 $5 $18 $40 $55 $115 $200
1916-I Mule Incl. in above     $82.5K $115K $155K
1917-I 5,760,000     $1 $4 $12 $40 $100 $135 $155
1918-I 1,440,000     $8 $16 $40 $80 $250 $370 $2350
1919 3,326,400     50¢ $2 $8 $20 $38 $55 $95
1920 4,113,600     $1 $3 $14 $46 $80 $100 $140
1921 5,280,000     45¢ $2 $7 $20 $40 $55 $130
1922 6,924,000     $1 $3 $14 $38 $75 $85 $145
1923 1,113,600     $420 $600 $2050 $5500 $15.5K $31K
1924 681,600     $9 $22 $55 $100 $575 $1400 $3300
1925 1,147,200     $3 $7 $22 $42 $105 $210 $460
1926 4,132,000     $1 $2 $16 $46 $70 $100 $160
1927 3,072,000     75¢ $2 $18 $42 $70 $95 $140
1928 2,318,400     $2 $7 $22 $50 $100 $230 $240
1929 2,635,200     $3 $10 $34 $100 $140 $240 $250
1930 638,400     $4 $8 $24 $50 $70 $120 $470
1931 369,600     $8 $10 $40 $60 $100 $130 $350
1932 2,553,600     50¢ $1 $9 $18 $28 $38 $85
1933 4,608,000     35¢ 75¢ $6 $12 $44 $44 $55
1933/2 Overdate Incl. in above     $16 $26 $60 $95 $155 $310 $825
1934 3,816,000     35¢ 75¢ $10 $24 $26 $30 $75
1935 2,916,000     40¢ $3 $5 $12 $28 $48 $80
1936 2,562,200     50¢ $1 $6 $12 $22 $34 $42

Proof Strikes

  Mintage     PR63BN PR64BN PR65RB
1914-H Proof 1 Known     $65K Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1923 Proof 2 Known     $375K
1924 Proof Unknown     $25K
1925 Proof Unknown     $30K
1926 Proof Unknown     $18K
1927 Proof 5 Known     $23K
1928 Proof Unknown     $24.5K
1929 Proof Unknown     $20.5K
1930 Proof 6 Known     $36K
1931 Proof Unknown     $28K
1932 Proof Unknown     $18K
1933 Proof Unknown     $16.5K
1934 Proof 50     $15K
1935 Proof 126     $8000
1936 Proof Not Ready     $20.5K

Specimen Strikes

  Mintage     SP64BN SP65BN SP66RB
1911 Specimen Unknown     RARE
1912-H Specimen Unknown     RARE
1916-I Specimen Unknown     $36K
1919 Specimen Unknown     $15K
1920 Specimen Unknown     $20.5K
1922 Specimen Unknown     $16.5K
1926 Specimen Unknown     $18K

Currently Available

Australia George V - 1914 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 8729 Uncertified good Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1916-I Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $16
Bidders: 1
Lot 9107 Uncertified good Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1918-I Half Penny Current Bid: $53.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $370 - $440
Bidders: 2
Lot 8199 PCGS AU58BN 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1923 Half Penny Reserve: $3250.00
Estimate: $2750 - $3250
Lot 8203 PCGS XF45BN 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1924 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $9 - $12
Bidders: 2
Lot 6234 Uncertified Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1924 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $22 - $28
Bidders: 1
Lot 8730 Uncertified Very Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1925 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $30
Bidders: 1
Lot 8285 Uncertified good Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1925 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 1
Lot 8731 Uncertified Extremely Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1926 Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9266 Uncertified Very Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1927 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $16
Bidders: 1
Lot 9105 Uncertified good Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1927 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $16
Bidders: 1
Lot 9106 Uncertified good Very Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1927 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $14 - $18
Bidders: 1
Lot 9108 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 62 days
NumisBid Auction #34
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21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1928 Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $12 - $14
Lot 9257 Uncertified good Very Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1929 Half Penny Current Bid: $180.00 (6 bids)
Estimate: $600 - $725
Bidders: 2
Lot 8077 PCGS MS63BN 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1930 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $18
Bidders: 1
Lot 8732 Uncertified good Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1931 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 8733 Uncertified Very Fine 62 days
NumisBid Auction #34
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21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1931 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $28
Bidders: 1
Lot 8297 Uncertified good Very Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1931 Half Penny Current Bid: $2.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 3
Lot 5089 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1932 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 8734 Uncertified good Extremely Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1932 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $30
Bidders: 1
Lot 8735 Uncertified good Extremely Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1933/2 Overdate Half Penny Current Bid: $17.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $24 - $28
Bidders: 3
Lot 8736 Uncertified about Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1934 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $16
Bidders: 1
Lot 9104 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1934 Half Penny Current Bid: $22.00 (5 bids)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 4
Lot 8699 Uncertified Uncirculated 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1935 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $40 - $50
Bidders: 1
Lot 9258 Uncertified about Uncirculated 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $8 - $10
Bidders: 1
Lot 9101 Uncertified Extremely Fine 179 days
NumisBid Auction #38
Thursday Evening Session
16-October-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $9 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 9102 Uncertified good Extremely Fine 207 days
NumisBid Auction #39
Thursday Evening Session
13-November-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $36 - $42
Bidders: 1
Lot 8623 Uncertified about Uncirculated 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
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30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 9100 Uncertified about Uncirculated 152 days
NumisBid Auction #37
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19-September-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $2.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 2
Lot 8702 Uncertified Uncirculated 124 days
NumisBid Auction #36
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22-August-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $12.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 3
Lot 8622 Uncertified Uncirculated 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 1
Lot 8701 Uncertified Uncirculated 96 days
NumisBid Auction #35
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25-July-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George V - 1936 Half Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $44 - $55
Bidders: 2
Lot 8700 Uncertified Uncirculated 62 days
NumisBid Auction #34
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21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
 

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  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
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