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Coin: Penny 1929
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (Britannia, fourth design)
Year1929 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage49,132,800 (49.1 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 49,132,800 (49.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)31 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4000
Obverse

Bare head of King George V facing left ("small head" variety); below on neck truncation in small letters, the designer's initials BM (for Sir Bertram MacKennal); around, the monarch's legend GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Reverse

Figure of Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, the denomination ONE PENNY; in exergue, the date 1929.

Reverse inscriptionONE PENNY 1929
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

All one penny coins of 1929 have Obverse 5 and Reverse C (see definitions in Freeman).

References to additional information:

[Book] Freeman, Michael J. 2016. The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain. Rotographic, London, UK. pp61-62

Penny 1929: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Penny 1929: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Freeman, Bronze Coinage of Great Britain201, 202 (Proof)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4055
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 838
Penny 1929: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mint
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mintage
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Varieties Proof
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