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Specimen Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4889

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1912 H
Specimen supplied to Melbourne mint
Mint: Heaton and Sons
Description:
A bronze coin (25.5 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 HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll (mint mark H below scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1912 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.791 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, HRH King George V (1865-1936)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
Series: Commonwealth
DateEra: 1912 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
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 HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll (mint mark H below scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1912 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE HALF PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1912 H
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia, 1912
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal

Comments

maree sligar Posted on 21 Apr 2010 11:05 AM
I have inhereted alot of old coins an on of them is an Aust 1912 penny I was wanting to know if they are of any value also have a couple of one penny from england i think 1903 and 1908 if you could get back to me I would appriciate it.
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Apr 2010 8:13 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Maree, unfortunately Museum Victoria can't provide valuations but can suggest that you go to our webpage that gives information on how to obtain coin valuations. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/coin-valuations/

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