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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4852

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1952
Mint: Melbourne
No mint mark
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 FIDEI DEF. ; 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 (no small dot after the words AUSTRALIA or PENNY); the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1952 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: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.395 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: nu.4852, 1952, price, deger ne
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: 1952 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. ; 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, 1952 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. There is no small dot after the words AUSTRALIA or PENNY.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1952 PENNY KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1952
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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