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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 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.

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

1946 Australian Shilling ·S

Shillings in this series were struck at the Melbourne, San Francisco and Perth mints with the latter two mints identifiable by an ‘S’ Mintmark A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin mintmark beneath the ram for the San Francisco issue or a dot before the ‘S’ in Continue Reading

1946 George VI Type I Florin

In 1937 the florin series was met with Kruger Gray’s design which features a decorated coat of arms at the centre of the reverse, ‘FLORIN’ up the top and ‘AUSTRALIA’ down below with the year of issue just above that. After the coronation of King George VI in 1937, the obverse changed to the uncrowned Continue Reading

1947 George VI Penny – Y

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

1947 George VI Type I Florin

In 1937 the florin series was met with Kruger Gray’s design which features a decorated coat of arms at the centre of the reverse, ‘FLORIN’ up the top and ‘AUSTRALIA’ down below with the year of issue just above that. After the coronation of King George VI in 1937, the obverse changed to the uncrowned Continue Reading

1951 Jubilee Florin

1951 marks the Jubilee of Federation and to commemorate this, the third commemorative florin was struck, dubbed the Jubilee Florin, features a sword crossing a mace on the Reverse The tails side of the coin reverse, with a crown above and the Southern Cross within. On either side of the design are the dates, 1901 Continue Reading