Summary

Australia
Penny 1916 I
Mint: Calcutta

During World War I, from 1916 until 1918, the Bombay Mint was employed to strike Australian bronze coins. The coins bear the mint mark I (for India) below the lower scroll.

Physical Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M. The reverse features, within a circle of beads, the words ONE PENNY in two lines between upper and lower ornate scrolls (the mint mark I is below the lower scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1916 .

Obverse Description

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

Reverse Description

At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE PENNY in two lines between upper and lower ornate scrolls (the mint mark I is below the lower scroll); around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1916 .

Edge Description

Plain

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