Scarce and magnificent.
This coin has a wonderful pantina and for the serious collector a very nice addition.
Key date year with coins from this era being minted in both Melbourne and Sydney.
1921 saw the election of Edith Cowan as first female parliamentarian in Australia which is why she appears on the Australian Fifty Dollar polymer banknote. This One Penny coin is from that year in Australian History.
Fantastic condition for its age.
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 L- London
Mint Marks: H – Ralph Heaton Birmingham I – India