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Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4829

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1916 I
A specimen supplied to the Melbourne Mint
Mint: Calcutta

During World War I, from 1916 until 1918, 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 . 1916 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.420 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, value
Themes this item is part of: 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: specimen strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1916 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 . 1916 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1916 I
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1916
Mint: Calcutta (Mint), 1916
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: HM King George V

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