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Coin: Penny 1918
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 . 1918 .

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
Year1918 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Calcutta Mint 1,200,000 (1.2 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 . 1918 .

Reverse inscription

ONE PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1918 I

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Penny 1918: Known varieties
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Penny 1918: Photos
Penny 1918: Photo Australia 1918-I penny
Australia 1918-I penny
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Penny 1918: Photo Australia 1918-I penny
Australia 1918-I penny
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Penny 1918: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1918
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1918
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Penny 1918: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1918
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1918
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Penny 1918: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 23
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB9
Australian Coin ChartP9
Penny 1918: 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
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof
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Penny 1918: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1918(c) I George V Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1918: Some useful external links
Australia 1918-I penny - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1918
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