1926 Penny Reverse1926 Penny ObverseMintage1,036,800Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight9.45 gramsSize30.8 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1926DenominationPennyVarietyGeorge VPrefixMSWeight9.45Size30.8EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0083Mintage1036800CompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value5cThe 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 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 1930 Penny1930 Penny1123(learn more). A collection consisting of one coin of each type and possibly varietyType settype set collectors would do well aiming for the 19111911 Penny1084(learn more), 19331933 Penny1127(learn more), 19341934 Penny1129(learn more), 19351935 Penny1131(learn more), 19361936 Penny1133(learn more) for good strikes, the 1911 especially as it is often found with full The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance.
This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Bombay, Sydney and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintsmint. From 1911 to 1915 the London mint struck the pennies unless they bear the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmarkH 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 pennies bearing the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmarkI under the lower scroll on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse. From 1920 to 1924 and 1926 the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck pennies in conjunction with the with the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint, which is only differentiable in the 1920 dot above and dot below which were struck at the Sydney and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintsmint respectively. The rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint.