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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1947 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4840

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1947 Y. - the dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for Perth on this issue
Proof strike
Mint: Perth
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, 1947 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. A tiny dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for Perth for this issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.483 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: half penny 1947, 1962 australian one penny
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Perth Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, East Perth, Western Australia, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1947 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, 1947 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. The tiny dot after PENNY is the Perth mint mark on this issue.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1947 PENNY. KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1947
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - 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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