Bronze coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
George V (1911-1936)

Since George V died on 20 January 1936 but coins continued to be struck in his name until the coronation of George VI, it is probable that this coin was struck during the short reign of Edward VIII.

Obverse Description

Bare head of the King facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:

Reverse Description

Britannia seated facing right on a rock wearing a helmet and flowing robes; she holds a trident and rests her right hand on a shield which bears the combined crosses of the Union Flag; around, HALF PENNY; in exergue, 1936

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