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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4838

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1945
Proof striking of penny not otherwise struck at this mint
Mint: Melbourne

Pennies issued for circulation in 1945 were all struck at the Perth mint and have a tiny dot after the word PENNY. This is a Melbourne Mint product and therefore has no dot. This denomination was not struck at Melbourne for circulation.
Description:
A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features a kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1945 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. (
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.301 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: proof, penny, georgivs vi d g br 1945 one penny
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), 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: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1945 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.
Reverse Description: Kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1945 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1945 PENNY KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Sharples, John P. Perth Mint Proof Record Coins 1940 - 1954. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 8

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