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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1930 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5310

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1930 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Other Details: Proof coin. During the Depression no 1930 pennies were issued by the Commonwealth of Australia. Yet some were struck by the Melbourne Mint to test dies using the number '3' in case orders were received from the Commonwealth.
Description:
A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M. The reverse features, within a circle of beads, the words ONE PENNY in two lines between upper and lower ornate scrolls; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1930 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.460 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: great depression 1929-1939, 1830, all 1930 coins
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, The 1930 Australian Penny, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1930 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE PENNY in two lines between upper and lower ornate scrolls; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1930 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1930
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia, 1930
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
References: Bloom, Walter R. The proof (specimen) Australian 1930 penny. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 21 2010(2011): 1-10
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Sharples, John. 1987. The 1930 Penny. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 3: 3-11.
  2. [Book], Mr William Mullett - Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Australian Coinage. An Account of Particular Coins., 1991

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