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Coin - 1/2 Penny, Jamaica, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13677

Summary:
1/2 Penny, Issued by, Jamaica, 1914
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
From 1834 Imperial silver coins in the denominations of shilling, 6 pence, 3 pence and 3 halfpence were supplied to Jamaica. Copper and bronze coins were unpopular so in 1868 the Governor proposed a coinage in nickel, pence and 1/2 pence were authorised by an Order in Council of 11 November 1869, farthings by a local law in 1880. The coins are actually struck in a nickle bronze (80% copper and 20% nickel).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.621 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Jamaica
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1914 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: Within a beaded circle, a crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; below between two beads, 1914
Reverse Description: Within a beaded circle a shield bearing the arms and crest of the colony, around below on scroll INDUS UTERQUE SERVIET UNI; around, JAMAICA HALF PENNY
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Jamaica, 1914
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1914
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
References: KM#25
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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