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Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1946 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5440

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1946
Proof strike
Mint: Perth
Mint mark: small dot after word PENNY
Description:
A 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 F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. (the mint mark is the small dot after the word PENNY). The date, 1946 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.676 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), 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: 1946 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; 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. The date, 1946 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.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY. 1946 KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1946
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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