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Coin: Penny 1916
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 .

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.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny - Commonwealth of Australia
Year1916 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage3,324,000 (3.3 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Calcutta Mint 3,324,000 (3.3 million) Letter I
MaterialBronze DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4500
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 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 .

Reverse inscription

ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1916 I

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971 and early editions of Krause list a "No I" variety not listed elsewhere.

Penny 1916: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1916: Photos
Penny 1916: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916
Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916
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Penny 1916: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916
Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916
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Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1916: Photo Australia 1916-I penny
Australia 1916-I penny
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Penny 1916: Photo Australia 1916-I penny
Australia 1916-I penny
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Penny 1916: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 23
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB7
Australian Coin ChartP7
Penny 1916: 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
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Penny 1916: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1916(c) I George V Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1916: Some useful external links
Australia 1916-I penny - CoinFactsWiki Sterling and Currency: The 1916 Specimen Penny Struck by the Calcutta Mint for Australia
Museum Victoria Collections: Specimen Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1916
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