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1927 George V Penny

Obverse: Bare head of George V left, modified effigy

Reverse: Britannia seated right on rock by sea, holding shield and trident, ONE PENNY, date

1923 to 1942: copper 95.5%, tin 3% and zinc 1.5%.

History Buff? Here's an earfull:

George V reigned between 6th May 1910 and 20th January 1936.

Sir Bertram Mackennal designed the portrait, which was used on the obverse side of the coins struck in this reign. This obverse gave problems with “ghosting”, that is an impression of the head could be seen on the reverse side.

Sir Bertram Mackennal modified the effigy to try to eliminate this ghosting.

This modified effigy was used on the penny for some of 1926 coins and for the 1927 coins.

It was not entirely successful and a completely new “small head” design by Sir Bertram Mackennal was introduced in 1928.

British Penny 1927 Vintage Antique George V Penny Great Britian Coin Currency


  • Materials: copper, penny
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