Obverse:||King GEORGE V - Design by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal.|
Legend: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP.
Reverse:||Design by W. H. J. Blakemore.|
Legend: ONE PENNY - COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - 1922
|Weight:||9.45 grams (145.8 grains).|
|Size:||30.8 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin|
|Mintage:||12,697,440 - Melbourne (9,529,440) & Perth (3,168,000).|
Actual mintages were Melbourne - 9,529,440 and Perth - 3,168,000. Identical dies were used so the issuing mint for a particular 1922 penny cannot be determined.
Known Varieties & Errors:
Two obverse die varieties were used to produce 1922 pennies - so called London and Indian dies. See the special article.
- 1.5 mm gap between 1 and 9 in date on reverse. (Value: $2 - Fine, 1974)
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