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1788 Brass Jeton

What’s a Jeton?  A jeton is a token or counter, typically used as a card or gaming counter. Nowadays casinos use plastic discs as their gambling chips. In the eighteenth century when gambling clubs were very fashionable and popular, there were many different designs produced, mainly in crude imitation of guineas or half guineas. The Continue Reading

1912 George V Penny ‘H’ Mint Mark

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring. London mint struck the pennies unless they bear the Mintmark A marking, usually a letter Continue Reading

1914 George V Half Penny ‘H’ Mint Mark

The George V Half Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE HALF PENNY within the inner ring.  Graded VF. In 1914 the Heaton mint produced 1.2 million half pennies Continue Reading

1914 George V Penny

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring. This Penny has no minting marks indicating it was struck in Melbourne. Graded F12.

1918 George V Penny ‘I’ Mint Mark

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring. From 1916 to 1918 the Calcutta mint struck pennies bearing the mint mark ‘I’ Continue Reading

1920 George V Penny

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring.  This Penny has no minting marks indicating it was struck in Melbourne.  Graded F12.

1920 Pattern Proof 5 Shilling Coin

A pattern coin is a coin which has not been approved for release, produced for the purpose of evaluating a proposed coin design.  They are often off-metal strikes, to proof standard or piedforts. They are collected or studied by many coin collectors because of their sometimes highly elaborate designs.  This is a 2006 reproduction of Continue Reading

1927 Canberra George V Florin

The Canberra Florin, designed by Kruger Gray, was issued to commemorative the opening of the now, Old Parliament House, in 1927. It is one of Australia’s most popular coins and widely considered to be the most attractive Australian coin. Graded VG.

1927 George V Penny

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring.  This Penny has no minting marks indicating it was struck in Melbourne. Graded EF.

1927 Parliament House Florin

This coin was issued on May 9, 1927 Parliament House Florin, issued to commemorate the opening of Parliament House as the seat of Government in Australia.  The coin is graded aUNC and retains its luster.

1930 George V Half Penny

The George V Half Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE HALF PENNY within the inner ring. Graded VF.

1932 George V Penny

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring.  This Penny has no minting marks indicating it was struck in Melbourne. Graded VF.

1936 George V Penny

The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V’s reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’ around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ‘ONE PENNY’ within the inner ring.  This Penny has no minting marks indicating it was struck in Melbourne. Graded EF.

1940 KG George VI Penny

The penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo Reverse in 1937 though no Business strikes were issued until 1938 and continued with the design until 1952. The design features a Kangaroo jumping to the left with ‘AUSTRALIA’ around the top of the design, ‘PENNY’ around the bottom and the year right above that, Continue Reading