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Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1931 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30466

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1931
Mint: Melbourne
Other Details: Obverse from Indian Master. 1 of date low (dropped)
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 . 1931 .
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: electronic scales Sept 2005

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), 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, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1931 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 . 1931 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1931
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1931
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr William Mullett - Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Australian Coinage. An Account of Particular Coins., 1991

Comments

neal effendi Posted on 18 Jul 2010 3:13 PM
Unfortunately your images lack the size and clarity to see fine details but in my reference collection both of my '31 dropped one Indians have a flaw (dot) between the S and V of the obverse legend and this same flaw can be seen on about 1 in 5 of the 1930 penny obverses; possibly a batch of 1930 and 1931 dated Indians were struck on the same shift (as a small experiment).
eric Posted on 20 Apr 2014 2:40 PM
What is the weight of a 1931 dropped 1 indian die

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