1916 Coins

Presented by Brian White at the Wicklow Life 1916 Public Collections day

1916 UK 1 Penny Coin

The 1916 UK penny front features the bare head of King George V facing left, with the surrounding legend: ’GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:’

Front view of one penny coin

The rear shows Britannia seated facing right, wearing a helmet, holding a trident, hand resting on a shield, with the words ‘ONE PENNY’ in the fields, and date below.

Rear view of 1 penny coin

1916 UK Threepence or 3D Coin

The 1916 UK threepence front features the bare head of King George V facing left, with the surrounding legend: ’GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:’

Front view of 3 penny coin

The rear shows the royal crown above the number ‘3’, with the date divided to either side. A wreath with a bow at the base surrounds the main design.

Rear view of 3 penny coin

 

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