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Coin - Penny, Australia, 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 923060

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.20 cm (Width), 3.30 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
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

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