1911 Australia Half Penny - King George V

One Half Penny
Approx. Grade:
Purchased as VF+
Price : $39.95

1911 Australia Half Penny - King George V

From the very first year of production of Australian general currency coins.

A highly desirable and rare coin for this reason alone.

Please see the pictures.

There were in total 6 variites of Half Pennies minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.

Mints:H – Birmingham M – Melbourne S- Sydney L- London

Mint Marks:H - Ralph Heaton Birmingham  I - India

1911-1936 All Half Pennies in this period were as follows.

Diameter 25.5mm

Weight 5.67grams

Edge – Plain

Bronze composition: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

Obverse: Has a portrait of King George V by Sir Edgar Mackennal

Reverse: The words „ONE HALF PENNY“ within a circle designed by W.H.J Blakemore

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