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Coin - Halfpenny, George V, Great Britain, 1936 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1614

Summary:
Bronze coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
George V (1911-1936)

Since George V died on 20 January 1936 but coins continued to be struck in his name until the coronation of George VI, it is probable that this coin was struck during the short reign of Edward VIII.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.61 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), 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: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1936 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, HALF PENNY; in exergue, 1936
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM King George V, England, Great Britain

Since George V died on 20 January 1936 it is probable that this coin was struck during the short reign of Edward VIII.
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4058 Pages

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