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Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1951 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4909

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny, 1951PL
Mint: London
The mint mark, PL is in tiny letters near the rim after the word PENNY.
Description:
A proof bronze coin (25.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. below the head in small lettering are the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY (no small dot after the word PENNY). The date, 1951 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim. The mint mark, PL is in tiny letters near the rim after the word PENNY.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.647 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1951 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.
Reverse Description: At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below . HALF PENNY (no small dot after the word PENNY). The date, 1951 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim. The mint mark, PL is in tiny letters near the rim after the word PENNY.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse: AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY 1951 KG PL
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1951
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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