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 . 1920 .
Crowned and robed bust of King George V facing left; around, the monarch's legend in Latin GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: · (George V, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); in relief on the bust truncation, in small letters are the artist's initials B.M. (for [Sir Edgar] Bertram Mackennal).
||GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
At centre within a circle of beads, the denomination ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around above, outside the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; below, the date · 1920 ·.
||ONE HALF PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1920
Krause catalogues list mintage at 4,114,000, plus an unknown number of proofs from the Melbourne Mint.
Greg McDonald's Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes however says that "all circulation coins were struck by the Melbourne Mint", while there is also a Sydney Mint (specimen, or "proof") pattern (apparently the one now owned by Museums Victoria, which was "a specimen strike provided to the Melbourne Mint from Sydney Mint"). A Melbourne Mint specimen is listed separately.