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Coin: Halfpenny 1931
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; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1931 .

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny - Commonwealth of Australia
Year1931 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage369,600 (369600)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 369,600 (369600) No mint mark
MaterialBronze DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6700
Obverse

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.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1931 .

Reverse inscription

ONE HALF PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1931

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Halfpenny 1931: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
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Halfpenny 1931: Photos
Halfpenny 1931: Photo Australia 1931 half penny
Australia 1931 half penny
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Halfpenny 1931: Photo Australia 1931 half penny
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Halfpenny 1931: Photo Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1931
Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1931
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Halfpenny 1931: Photo Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1931
Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1931
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Halfpenny 1931: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 22
Australian Coin ChartH23
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesA23
Halfpenny 1931: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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1931(m) George V Australian Bronze Half Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Halfpenny 1931: Some useful external links
Australia 1931 half penny - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1931
List of all (51) coins of type: Australia / Halfpenny
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Halfpenny 1929 Halfpenny 1930 Halfpenny 1931 Halfpenny 1932 Halfpenny 1933 Halfpenny 1934
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