George V, Penny 'H' Mintmark Fine, 1918
It is strange but true; the Royal Mint did not strike a lot of the bronze coins that were issued
in this country. In fact at one point they were using two private mints to strike coins for
them. The Heaton Mint which has a mintmark ‘H’ as on this coin and the Kings Norton Mint
which used a ‘KN’ mintmark. Interesting enough, both private mints have gone out of business.
This Penny is dated 1918, which was during World War I and we guess the Royal Mint had
too many other things on its plate. The mintmark is below Britannia to the left of the date. The
coins on offer are in Fine condition and are rather difficult to find these days.
The Royal Mint didn’t strike this 1918 Penny but the Mint Birmingham Ltd did. Why not
add one to your collection?