1 Penny, Issued by, Jamaica, 1920
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Within a beaded circle, a crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; below between two beads, 1920
Within a beaded circle a shield bearing the arms and crest of the colony, around below on scroll INDUS UTERQUE SERVIET UNI; around, JAMAICA ONE PENNY
From 1834 Imperial silver coins in the denominations of shilling, 6 pence, 3 pence and 3 halfpence were supplied to Jamaica. Copper and bronze coins were unpopular so in 1868 the Governor proposed a coinage in nickel, pence and 1/2 pence were authorised by an Order in Council of 11 November 1869, farthings by a local law in 1880. The coins are actually struck in a nickle bronze (80% copper and 20% nickel).
This coin is part of a date set collected by Alfred Chitty in Australia, all coins show circulation wear.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), A.H. Baldwin & Son Ltd, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.387 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.