Information about effigy: King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal

King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only)

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO (12 June 1863 - 10 October 1931), usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V.

This effigy shows the portrait of the King facing left; around, the legend (in Latin); the artist's initials BM are in small letters on the neck truncation.

The effigy was only used on Imperial coinage (in the United Kingdom itself); colonial coinage had the crowned bust, also by Bertram Mackennal.

King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only)

King George V, Emperor of India, on gold coinage

United Kingdom / Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only)

Shown here is the legend and effigy of King George V on gold coinage from the proof set issued to celebrate his coronation.

United Kingdom / Sovereign 1930

King George V Uncrowned - "Small Head"

United Kingdom / Sovereign 1930

In 1929, the relative size of the portrait on the coin was change, making it smaller with larger fields around, due to issues in production resulting in "ghosting" (a shadow of the portrait appears on the reverse). This is known as the "small head" version.

King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal - (354) Coins (Page 1 of 4)
NameMintageLegend
Sixpence 1911 9,161,317 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1911 12,570,880 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Twopence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1911 23,079,168 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1911 40,048,431 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Two Pounds 1911 (Proof only) 2,812 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Farthing 1911 5,196,800 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1911 2,920,580 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1911 (Circulating) 5,849,076 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Five Pounds 1911 (Proof only) 2,812 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1911 6,490,243 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1911 5,957,291 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1911 20,071,908 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1912 65,106,048 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1912 10,984,129 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Shilling 1912 15,594,009 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1912 4,700,789 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Twopence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1912 (Circulating) 8,934,071 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1912 39,292,322 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Threepence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1912 6,502,316 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Farthing 1912 7,669,760 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Penny 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1912 8,571,731 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1912 21,185,920 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1913 (Circulating) 7,144,470 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1913 4,090,169 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfpenny 1913 17,476,480 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1913 4,545,278 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1913 7,499,833 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1913 9,001,509 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Farthing 1913 4,184,320 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1913 6,094,290 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Twopence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1913 65,497,872 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Third Farthing 1913 288,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1913 33,750,854 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Half Sovereign 1914 7,573,124 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Twopence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1914 50,820,997 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1914 (Circulating) 6,734,566 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1914 21,252,701 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1914 20,118,033 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Shilling 1914 23,415,843 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Fourpence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1914 18,333,003 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1914 22,714,602 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1914 20,289,111 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Farthing 1914 6,126,988 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Penny 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1915 47,310,807 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1915 12,357,939 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1915 (Circulating) 5,451,910 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1915 3,196,630 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1915 21,563,040 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Shilling 1915 39,279,024 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1915 15,694,597 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sovereign 1915 27,652,715 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Halfcrown 1915 32,433,066 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Farthing 1915 7,129,254 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Twopence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1916 21,064,337 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1916 (Circulating) 18,556,329 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1916 22,207,178 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfpenny 1916 39,386,143 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Farthing 1916 10,993,325 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1916 29,530,020 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1916 86,411,165 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Twopence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1916 35,862,015 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sovereign 1916 8,171,636 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Fourpence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1917 22,202,608 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1917 (Circulating) 21,663,727 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1917 7,725,475 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sovereign 1917 7,741,314 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Halfpenny 1917 38,245,436 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1917 11,181,617 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1917 107,905,436 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1917 11,172,052 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Farthing 1917 21,434,844 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Twopence 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
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King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal: Details
Year1911
Personal InformationKing George V of the United Kingdom
CountryUnited Kingdom
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