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Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1917 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5514

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1917 I
Mint: Calcutta

During World War I the Calcutta Mint was employed to strike Australian bronze coins. The coins bear the mint mark I (for India) below the lower scroll.
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 (the mint mark I is below the lower scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1917 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.275 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Bombay Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, India, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1917 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 (the mint mark I is below the lower scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1917 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1917 I
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia, 1917
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), 1917
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore

Comments

Lachlan Catt Posted on 12 Mar 2010 6:32 PM
i have a 1917 Georgivs V D.G.Britt. Omn:Rex F.D.Ind:Imp penny, and I was wondering how much it would be worth considering that it is relatively good condition.
Thanks :)
Lachlan Catt Posted on 12 Mar 2010 6:33 PM
sorry i just read that you don't provide valuations.
Dexter Brechtefeld Posted on 31 Jan 2012 11:26 AM
i have the commonwealth of australia 1 penny 1918! contact me should you be interested! regards
alex evans Posted on 03 Jun 2012 5:12 PM
i have a 1911 commonwealth australian penny. would it be fake or real
Lina Posted on 01 Oct 2014 11:49 PM
I have a 1917 One Penny identical to the image shown. If this is of interest I would like further information on such an item.

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