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Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmThe George V Half Penny series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular The tails side of the coinreversereverse design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE HALF PENNY within the inner ring. The The heads side of the coinobverseobverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend, 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 Penny1005(learn more). A collection consisting of one coin of each type and possibly varietyType settype set collectors would do well aiming for the 1934 1934 Half Penny1025(learn more), 1935 1935 Half Penny1027(learn more), 1936 1936 Half Penny1028(learn more) for good strikes though the 1911 1911 Half Penny986(learn more), 1912-H 1912-H Half Penny987(learn more) and 1919 1919 Half Penny998(learn more) are affordable if original The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance is desired.
This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintsmint. From 1911 to 1915 the London a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck the half pennies unless they bear the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark H under the lower scroll on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse, which indicates they were struck at the Heaton a facility that produces coinsmintmint. From 1916 to 1918 the Calcutta a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck half pennies bearing the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark I under the lower scroll on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse. From 1919 to 1923 the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck half pennies (although the those struck in 1923 were dated 1922) with the rest of the series being struck by the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint, except in 1926 where both the Melbourne and Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintsmint were employed until the closing of the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint later that year.
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