As with the halfpennies, the first Australian bronze pennies were struck in London for 1911. In 1912, the “H” mintmark for Heaton (England) was used.
The 1916 Australian penny obverse features the robed and crowned bust of King George V facing left, with the legend:
‘GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:’,
with a dot at the bottom.
The reverse shows an inner beaded circle with the words ‘ONE PENNY’ between two scrolls.
The outer legend reads: ‘COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA’, with the date below.