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- A Place & Date Used Sunbury, Australia
Coin - Penny, Australia, 1940 Reg. No: SH 923060
- Coin - Penny, Australia, 1940. Mint: Melbourne.
Found under floorboards of one of the oldest 1880s buildings at a mental health hospital, Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. Coin may have been used at this psychiatric hospital.
- Tarnished brown copper penny.
Obverse: Relief lettering around relief image of kangaroo hopping to the left.
Reverse: Raised left profile of George VI.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Caloola Training Centre
|Dimensions:||0.20 cm (Width), 3.30 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strike|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: In relief 'AUSTRALIA/1940/PENNY'.
Reverse: In relief around circumference 'GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN.REX F:D:IND:IMP'.
|User (Possible):||Caloola Training Centre, Australia, Circa 1950|
|Mint:||Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, 1940|
|Place & Date Used:||Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1960s|
|References:||Australian Heritage Database, Caloola Precinct, The Avenue, Sunbury, VIC, Australia: http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=100395|
This item is part of the following themes:
- Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria
- Psychiatric Services Collection
- Medicine in Society Collection
- Numismatics & Philately Collection
- Public Life & Institutions Collection
- Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
- Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint
- Closure of Melbourne Mint
- Melbourne Mint during World War II
- Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872
- Melbourne Mint