1923 Australia One Penny – King George V – B

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Description

This pre-decimal coin has been well looked after and is a good lusturous grade.

It was purchased as VF+ and really has very few detrimental aspects.

The obverse is a little worn across the Kings head but otherwise a reasonably nice example from this period. 6 pearls visible.

Please see the pictures.

Additional information

SKU

Year

Denomination

Approx. Grade

Design

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

Diameter 30.8mm

Weight 9.45grams

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

History

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865– 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–1918) until his death. He was the first British monarch of the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In 1892 upon the unexpected death of his elder brother, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, he became second in line to the throne (after his father) and married his late brother’s fiancée, Mary of Teck. Although he and his wife occasionally toured the British Empire, George preferred to stay at home pursuing his hobbies of stamp collecting and game shooting, and lived what later biographers would consider a dull life because of its conventionality. George became King-Emperor in 1910 on the death of his father, King EdwardVII. George was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar, where he appeared before his Indian subjects crowned with the Imperial Crown of India, created specially for the occasion. During the First World War, he relinquished all German titles and styles on behalf of his relatives who were British subjects, and changed the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor. George was plagued by illness throughout much of his later reign. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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