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1920 Australia One Penny - King George V - No Dot
This coin has no dot above or below the scrolls. A truly rare coin in very reasonable condition.
The rim is great condition and the reverse also with only minor marking. T
The obverse is worn on the high point of the crown but there are still 5 pearls visible. A rare key date coin.
Please see the pictures and judge for yourself.
As a young man destined to serve in the navy, Prince George served for many years under the command of his uncle, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who was stationed in Malta.
There, he grew close to and fell in love with his uncle's daughter, his first cousin, Marie of Edinburgh. His grandmother, father and uncle all approved the match, but the mothers—the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh—both opposed it. The Princess of Wales thought the family was too pro-German, and the Duchess of Edinburgh disliked England. Marie's mother was the only daughter of the Tsar of Russia. She resented the fact that, as the wife of a younger son of the British sovereign, she had to yield precedence to George's mother, the Princess of Wales, whose father had been a minor German prince before being called unexpectedly to the throne of Denmark. Guided by her mother, Marie refused George when he proposed to her. She married Ferdinand, the heir to the King of Romania, in 1893.
In November 1891, George's elder brother Albert Victor became engaged to his second cousin once removed, Princess Victoria Mary of Teck. She was known within the family as "May", nicknamed after her birth month. May's father, Prince Francis, Duke of Teck, belonged to a morganatic, cadet branch of the house of Württemberg. Her mother, Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, was a male-line granddaughter of King George III and a first cousin of Queen Victoria.
Six weeks after the formal engagement, Albert Victor died of pneumonia, leaving George second in line to the throne, and likely to succeed after his father. George had only just recovered from a serious illness himself, after being confined to bed for six weeks with typhoid fever, the disease that was thought to have killed his grandfather Prince Albert. Queen Victoria still regarded Princess May as a suitable match for her grandson, and George and May grew close during their shared period of mourning. A year after Albert Victor's death, George duly proposed to May and was accepted. They married on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, London. Throughout their lives, they remained devoted to each other. George was, on his own admission, unable to express his feelings easily in speech, but they often exchanged loving letters and notes of endearment.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only
1911-1936 All One Penny coins in this period were as follows.
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
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