This coin with M mint mark minted in Melbourne.
1927 in Australia was the year Charles Kingsford Smith completed a round-Australia flight. Maybe this One Penny coin traveled with him on his historic journey.
A very nice example and a great addition to any collection.
Please see the pictures.
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