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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.
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