Information about effigy: King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal

King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal
Australia / Shilling 1911

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 depicts a crowned and draped bust of the King facing left. The King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend (in Latin); the artist's initials BM are in small letters on the bust truncation.

The effigy was only used on colonial coinage. Imperial coinage (in the United Kingdom itself) had the uncrowned ("Bare Head") portrait, also by Bertram Mackennal.

King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal - Example/s on coins
Australia / Shilling 1911

Crowned effigy on Australian silver coinage

Australia / Shilling 1911

The crowned effigy was used, among others, on Australian coinage during the reign of King George V. It was accompanied by a legend in Latin, although one that differs from the legend on Imperial coinage.

British West Africa / Two Shillings 1925

Crowned effigy on tin brass

British West Africa / Two Shillings 1925

The African colonies debased their coinage from silver to brass much earlier than the rest of the world, as seen on this two-shilling coin. The obverse design or legend did not change.

British Honduras / One Cent 1911

Crowned effigy on bronze coinage with English legend

British Honduras / One Cent 1911

On the coinage of some colonies, the effigy was accompanied by a legend in English; note also that the legend does not go all the way around the rim.

Australia / Florin 1927 Parliament House

Short version of the Crowned Bust

Australia / Florin 1927 Parliament House

On the Australian circulating commemorative florin featuring Parliament House in Canberra (known as the Canberra Florin), the bust was shortened and truncated to a portrait; the artist's initials are not displayed.

King George V - Crowned Bust, by Bertram Mackennal - (227) Coins (Page 1 of 3)
CountryNameMintageLegend
Australia Threepence 1911 2,000,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1911 1,000,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1911 950,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1911 1,700,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1911 3,768,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1911 2,832,060 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras Fifty Cents 1911 12,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras One Cent 1911 25,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Twenty Five Cents 1911 14,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Five Cents 1911 10,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA 1911
Australia Penny 1912 3,600,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1912 1,000,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1912 2,400,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1912 2,400,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1912 1,000,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1912 1,600,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras One Cent 1912 50,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Five Cents 1912 20,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA 1912
Australia Shilling 1913 1,200,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1913 2,520,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1913 2,160,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1913 1,200,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras One Cent 1913 25,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British West Africa One Shilling 1913 12,340,000 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Threepence 1913 736,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Two Shillings 1913 3,276,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1913 960,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Florin 1914 2,800,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1914 1,800,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1914 3,300,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1914 1,600,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1914 720,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1914 2,640,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras One Cent 1914 175,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British West Africa Two Shillings 1914 967,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1914 952,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa One Shilling 1914 14,292,000 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Threepence 1914 1,560,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Florin 1915 1,250,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1915 2,280,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1915 720,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1915 1,300,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1915 800,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British West Africa Two Shillings 1915 65,654 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa One Shilling 1915 254,000 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Threepence 1915 270,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Halfpenny 1916 3,600,025 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1916 1,913,525 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1916 3,324,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1916 2,752,025 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1916 5,141,025 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1916 1,769,025 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras Five Cents 1916 20,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA 1916
British Honduras One Cent 1916 125,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British West Africa One Shilling 1916 11,837,732 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Two Shillings 1916 9,824,480 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Threepence 1916 820,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1916 400,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Sixpence 1917 1,632,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1917 3,808,500 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1917 4,305,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1917 5,274,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1917 5,760,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1917 6,240,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British West Africa Threepence 1917 3,600,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1917 2,400,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Two Shillings 1917 1,059,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa One Shilling 1917 15,018,000 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Sixpence 1918 915,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1918 3,761,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1918 1,200,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1918 2,095,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1918 1,440,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1918 3,119,500 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras One Cent 1918 40,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Ten Cents 1918 10,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Five Cents 1918 20,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA 1918
British West Africa Threepence 1918 1,722,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa One Shilling 1918 9,486,000 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1918 1,160,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Two Shillings 1918 7,294,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Threepence 1919 3,201,500 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Florin 1919 1,677,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Halfpenny 1919 3,326,400 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Penny 1919 5,810,160 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1919 1,521,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1919 (pattern) unknown GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
British Honduras Five Cents 1919 20,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA 1919
British Honduras One Cent 1919 50,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Twenty Five Cents 1919 40,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Ten Cents 1919 10,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British Honduras Fifty Cents 1919 40,000 GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA
British West Africa Two Shillings 1919 12,866,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Threepence 1919 19,826,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa Sixpence 1919 8,676,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
British West Africa One Shilling 1919 2,992,045 · GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Australia Florin 1920 (pattern) unknown GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Threepence 1920 4,196,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Shilling 1920 520,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
Australia Sixpence 1920 1,476,000 GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ·
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