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Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4828

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: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.475 g (Weight)

More information

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), 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)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal

Comments

NNIE SIMPSON Posted on 09 Dec 2009 6:01 AM
HOW MUCH IS THIS AND ANY COIN DATED FROM 1916 TO 1920 IS WORTH?
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Dec 2009 11:26 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Nnie,
Museum Victoria does not provide valuations. You will need to contact an independent numismatics company or the Numismatics Association of Australia.
Curtis Cantrell Posted on 10 Dec 2009 1:06 PM
I have a 1 penney, the 1 is below the scroll, i thought this 1 was an I, therefore an I penney. I would like to know how much this is worth and if you could find me a buyer. Thank you.
Curtis Cantrell Posted on 10 Dec 2009 1:08 PM
I have a commonwealth of australia 1 penney in good condition. Id like to show it to somebody who is interested in purchasing this. Any body interested? Or can you point me in the right direction?
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Dec 2009 1:27 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Curtis, as indicated above, Museum Victoria does not provide valuations. Please access the following web address for information on obtaining these. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
Reawyn Posted on 27 Dec 2009 3:40 PM
Hello how are you,
I wonder if you could help me please,
Im not sure what you class them as.
A mule or faulty.
I have 1916 penny,
On the Obvese side. it has bronz dots splattered over it,with afew small pit marks.
The dots are about the size of the dots between the date on the reverse side.
On the reverse side it has a dot melted into the top of the C.
Another dot below the top scroll,to the right,above the E,
And has a dot above and below,to the left of the bottom scroll.

I also have a 1920 Penny with no dots.
On the reverse side,It has no beading around the inside of the rim.
But it has on the Obverse side.
I understand this is not normal,
But what do you class them as?
And do they have any value?
kind regards
Reawyn
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Dec 2009 10:38 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Reawyn. Museum Victoria offers a free identification service and we may be able to help you identify this penny, but we will require an image of the object. To send an enquiry, click on the 'Ask the experts' link above and then on 'Identifications' in the menu at left. Prior to sending your enquiry, please read our donation guidelines. As indicated above, Museum Victoria does not provide valuations. Please access the following web address for information on obtaining these. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
tin Posted on 02 Jan 2010 5:08 AM
I HAVE 1916 ONE RUPEE INDIA / 1913 ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA / 1940 ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA INDO / (5)1908 CHINE FRANCAISE / 1971 LIBERTY ONE DOLLAR / (2)1910 UN PESO ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS /+ELIZABETH .II.DEI.GRATIAS.REGINA TWO SHILLINGS /1906 LIBERTY ELLIS ISLAND ONE DOLLARM /1906 1OZ.FINE SILVER-ONE DOLLAR /1907 ONE PESO FILIPINAS U.S.A /1951 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS CINCO PESOS /ONE.OUNCE.999.FINE.SILVER LIBERTY /1959 .LEY.720.CINCO PESOS /JAPAN 500 YEN
Trevor Posted on 04 Apr 2010 9:20 PM
I have a ring with:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX:F.D. IND:IMP: on the inside and commonwealth of australia 1916on the inside also, can you tell me what this would be? thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Apr 2010 12:34 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Trevor, I think what you may have is a commemorative coin that has been turned into a ring. Perhaps consider checking out the list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, here http://www.arts.gov.au/tax_incentives/cgp
Martin Posted on 21 Jun 2010 6:39 PM
I recently discovered a 1916 Penny during renovations behind a skirting board. It matches the description in your article (Reg. No: NU 4828). I am trying to date the house that I believe was built circa 1915/1920. The Penny is in very good condition and approximately 1/3 of it’s edge shows a copper colour and there are also spots of the same copper colour on one of its’ faces.
Are you able to tell me:
- When the Penny was struck, was it copper in colour as an Australian 1 or 2 cent piece was?
-How many were struck?
-How long would it have taken to get from India to Australia?
Many thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Jun 2010 11:00 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Martin the 1916 Penny was struck in 1916 and was approximately 97% copper. From other images of these pennies, it does appear that they were originally a bright copper colour, similar to the 1 & 2 cent pieces. 3.32 million of these coins were struck. At the time it took about five weeks to get from England to Australia, so the India-Australia trip probably took about two weeks.
Sam Posted on 10 Nov 2013 1:53 PM
I have a lighter with large geogivis penny 1913 and lady with dagger on other side. I looked and only penny's show up. Any idea how I could find more info about this lighter?
Stefan Kunev Posted on 16 Sep 2014 7:28 PM
Hello,
I would like if possible to help me.
I have a 1916 penny with no mint mark (I). How can I verify whether this is an authentic coin?
Best greetings, Stefan

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