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1918-I Penny


The George V 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 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 1930 Penny. Type set collectors would do well aiming for the 1911, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 for good strikes, the 1911 especially as it is often found with full
mint brilliance.

This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne mints. From 1911 to 1915 the London mint struck the 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 pennies bearing the
mintmark 'I' under the lower scroll on the
reverse. From 1920 to 1924 and 1926 the Sydney mint struck pennies in conjunction with the with the Melbourne mint, which is only differentiable in the 1920 dot above and dot below which were struck at the Sydney and Melbourne mints respectively. The rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne mint.
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Mintage
1,200,000
Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
Sir E. B. MacKennel
Size
30.8 mm
Composition
Copper: 97%
Zinc: 2.5%
Tin: 0.5%
Bullion Value
$0.07
1918-I  Penny Reverse
Reverse

1918-I  Penny Reverse
Obverse

Values

Grade Value AUD
F12 $12
VF20 $22
VF35 $80
XF40 $100
XF45 $130
AU50 $160
AU53 $185
AU55 $200
AU58 $1050
MS62BN $2350
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Currently Available

Australia George V - 1918-I Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $9 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 369 Uncertified Fine 18 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 - 1918-I Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $80 - $100
Bidders: 1
Lot 9051 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013

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Glossary

  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • mint brilliance - The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coin
  • mintmark - A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin
  • reverse - The tails side of the coin

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