1924 Australia One Penny – King George V – Rare Die Crack

AUD$45.00

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Description

Rare Obverse and Reverse die crack penny.

Coin is in average condition but is highly collectible due to the flaws in its manufacture.

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Additional information

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Year

Denomination

Approx. Grade

Design

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

History

A die crack occurs when a die, after being subjected to immense pressure during the minting process, cracks, causing a small gap in the die. If this damaged die cointinues to produce coins, the metal will fill into the crack, thus revealing a raised line of metal in the finished coin. Specimens with more prominent die cracks can command a high premium and are valued greatly by some collectors.

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

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