1915 Australia One Penny - King George V - B

One Penny
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Purchased as VF
Price : $39.95

1915 Australia One Penny - King George V - B

Minted in Ralph Heaton Birmingham in the first year of the First World War this coin has survived in very good shape.

An interesting year for numismatics given how may of these coins would be melted down for the war efffort.

A key year in reasonable condition.

This one with H under the scroll.

Please see the pictures.

There were in total 5 varites of One Penny coins minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.

Mints: H – Birmingham M – Melbourne S- Sydney

Mint Marks: H - Ralph Heaton Birmingham I - India

1911-1936 All One Penny coins in this period were as follows.

Diameter 30.8 mm

Weight 9.45 grams

Edge – Plain

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

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

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

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