• 1/2 Penny 1911-1936, KM# 22, Australia, George V
  • 1/2 Penny 1911-1936, KM# 22, Australia, George V
Description

George V (1865–1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. In 1917, George became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment.

Without mintmarks: Melbourne and/or Sydney Mint

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The legend is an abbreviated translation of “George V by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”.

The Tudor Crown, also known as the King's Crown or Imperial Crown, is a widely used symbol in heraldry of the United Kingdom. While various crown symbols had been used for this purpose for many years previously, the specific Tudor Crown design was standardised at the request of Edward VII. It was never intended to represent any actual physical crown, although in shape it bears a close resemblance to the small diamond crown of Queen Victoria.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: •
B.M.

Reverse

Denomination (and mintmark where present) within three circles (middle circle beaded). Lettering around outside, date below within dots.

Engraver: William Blakemore

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
HALF
PENNY
• 1934 •

Edge
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Calcutta Mint (I)
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
London Mint

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