Information about legend: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (1910 - )
LegendCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

On 1 January 1901, federation of the Australian colonies was achieved after a decade of planning, consultation and voting. This established the Commonwealth of Australia as a dominion of the British Empire. The new country introduced its own currency in 1910. In keeping with tradition, this coinage showed the legend of the (British) monarch on the obverse.

The first bronze coinage though showed this legend on the reverse (from 1911 to 1939) and is thus known as the "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA" types of penny/halfpenny. The silver coins did not display it.

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - Australia - Coins (56)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
Penny 1911 3,768,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1911 2,832,060 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1912 3,600,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1912 2,400,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1913 2,520,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1913 2,160,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1914 2,640,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1914 720,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1915 720,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1915 2,280,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1916 3,324,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1916 3,600,025 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1917 5,760,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1917 6,240,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1918 1,440,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1918 1,200,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1919 3,326,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1919 5,810,160 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1920 9,041,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1920 4,113,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1921 7,438,320 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1921 5,280,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1922 6,924,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1922 12,697,440 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1923 1,113,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1923 5,654,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1924 681,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1924 4,665,840 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1925 1,147,200 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1925 1,639,200 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1926 4,132,800 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1926 1,860,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1927 4,922,450 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1927 3,072,050 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1928 3,038,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1928 2,318,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1929 2,635,200 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1929 2,599,200 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1930 unknown Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1930 638,406 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1931 369,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1931 494,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1932 2,116,800 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1932 2,553,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1933 5,817,600 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1933 4,608,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1934 3,816,100 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1934 5,808,100 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1935 3,724,900 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1935 2,916,100 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Penny 1936 9,890,400 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Halfpenny 1936 2,562,200 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Crown 1937 1,800,100 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1938 3,014,250 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Crown 1938 101,800 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1939 Commonwealth of Australia 4,382,400 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
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Legend: Details
Year From1910
Year To
CountryAustralia
Legend: Photos
ImageDetails
: Photo Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1923
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Author: Naomi Andrzejeski
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