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    1932 George V Half Penny

    Coin ID: 1671

    Price: £0.50   Sold

    Coin Statistics
    Denomination:Half Penny
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    Monarch:George V
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    Country:United Kingdom
    Mint:London Royal Mint
    George V 1932 Half Penny

    Obverse Inscription - GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: - By the Grace of God George V King of all Britain, Defender of the Faith and Emporour of India.

    Reverse Inscription - HALF PENNY 1932
    More Information About George V Small Head Half Pennies
    The Half Penny dates back to before the formation of the English nation. Copper was first used in the striking of Half Pence in during the Reign of Charles II in the year 1672. Bronze was used as a more hard wearing, longer lasting alternative in 1860 and was used until the Half Penny was demonetised in 1984. The Half Penny was removed from circulation because of its very low value made it almost pointless. Its tiny size was also very unpopular with the public.

    Pre-decimal George V Half Pennies were struck from 1911 until 1936. Their are three distinct types to be found. The Large Head 1911 - 1925, Modified Effigy 1925 - 1927 and the Small Head 1928 - 1936.

    Obverse Small Head Half Penny
    The obverse was designed by Edgar Bertram MacKennal. In keeping with the old tradition George's portrait faces to the left, in the opposite direction to his predecessor. George V portrait depicts him bare headed with no Crown. The Small Head portrait is much smaller than the original portrait. The bottom of the portrait enters the space of the inscription.

    Reverse Large Small Half Penny
    The reverse device is Britannia seated facing right with a Trident in her left hand and her right hand is resting on top a oval shield emblazoned with the Union Flag.
    More information about Half Pennies can be found on the CoinWiki Half Pennies page.