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1916 Australia One Penny - King George V - B
Minted in Calcutta during the First World War this coin has avoided the big melt down that was the sad fate of many of its peers.
Overall it is in reasonable condition with the usual small areas of tarnish associated with a coin of this age.
Obverse is showing some wear over the crown which is also normal given that this a the high point of the coins surface.
This Australia One Penny copper coin from 1916 was minted in Calcutta at the height of the Great War.
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Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO (12 June 1863 – 10 October 1931), usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of George V of the United Kingdom.
There were in total 5 varites of One Penny coins minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.
Mints: H – Birmingham C- Calutta L- London M– Melbourne S- Sydney P- Perth
Mint Marks: H - Ralph Heaton Birmingham I - India
1911-1936 All One Penny coins in this period were as follows.
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