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 - showing 100 of 353 coins (Page 3 of 4)
NameMintageLegend
Shilling 1925 5,418,764 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfpenny 1925 12,216,123 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1926 21,809,621 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1926 5,125,410 GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1926 (Circulating) 4,109,144 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1926 806,540 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1926 4,473,516 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1926 6,712,306 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Farthing 1926 9,792,397 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1926 13,663,346 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Threepence 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1926 22,516,453 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Twopence 1926 (Maundy) 1,762 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1926 4,498,519 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1927 Lion on Crown 68,939,873 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1927 Old Design 6,852,872 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Shilling 1927 Old Type 9,262,244 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Twopence 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Crown 1927 (Proof only) 15,030 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Shilling 1927 New Type 9,262,244 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfpenny 1927 15,589,622 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1927 18,073,404 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Farthing 1927 7,868,355 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1927 (Proof only) 15,000 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1927 (Circulating, proof only) 15,022 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1927 60,989,561 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Penny 1927 (Maundy) 1,681 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1927 Oak Leaves (Proof only) 15,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1927 New Design 15,000 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1928 18,762,727 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1928 23,123,384 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Twopence 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1928 (Circulating) 1,302,106 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Crown 1928 9,034 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1928 11,087,186 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1928 50,178,000 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Shilling 1928 18,136,778 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Farthing 1928 11,625,600 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1928 20,935,200 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1928 19,981,682 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Fourpence 1928 (Maundy) 1,642 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Farthing 1929 8,419,200 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1929 28,319,326 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1929 49,132,800 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1929 14,067,451 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Crown 1929 4,994 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfpenny 1929 25,680,000 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1929 17,632,636 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Threepence 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1929 16,397,279 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Twopence 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1929 19,343,006 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1929 (Maundy) 1,761 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Farthing 1930 4,195,200 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1930 12,532,800 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1930 809,501 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sovereign 1930 12,020,682 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Threepence 1930 (Circulating) 1,319,412 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Twopence 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1930 (Maundy) 1,724 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Crown 1930 4,847 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1930 5,733,568 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1930 29,097,600 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Shilling 1930 3,137,092 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Sixpence 1930 16,990,289 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Shilling 1931 6,993,926 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1931 4,056 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1931 19,843,200 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Twopence 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sixpence 1931 16,873,268 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1931 9,743,139 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Halfpenny 1931 16,137,600 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1931 6,556,331 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Fourpence 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Halfcrown 1931 11,264,468 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Farthing 1931 6,595,200 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1931 (Maundy) 1,759 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1931 (Circulating) 6,251,936 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1932 (Circulating) 5,887,325 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Twopence 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Penny 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1932 717,041 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Halfcrown 1932 4,793,643 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Shilling 1932 12,168,101 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Penny 1932 8,277,600 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Farthing 1932 9,292,800 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Halfpenny 1932 14,448,000 GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Sovereign 1932 1,066,680 GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Fourpence 1932 (Maundy) 1,835 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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