King George V (1910-1936), Æ Penny dated 1931 ‘dropped 1’, London die, Melbourne mint. Obverse: Crowned Bust of George V facing left, legend around, “GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:”. Reverse: Denomination “ONE PENNY” between two scrolls above and below, beaded border and legend around, “COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA”. KM-23. An attractive example, clear 8 pearls and centre diamond, well struck. About Extremely Fine / Extremely Fine.
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Geōrgius Quīntus, Deī Grātiā, Britanniārum Omnium Rēx, Fideī Dēfēnsor, Indiae Imperātor”, with an English translation of “George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the British People, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”.