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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4855

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1952
Mint: Perth
The dot after the word AUSTRALIA is the mint mark for Perth on this issue.
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. (the dot after the word AUSTRALIA is the mint mark for Perth on this issue); 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.350 g (Weight)

More information

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: 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. (the dot after the word AUSTRALIA is the mint mark for Perth on this issue); 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.
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: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Holland, Paul M. Variation of Die Type of Australian Pennies: 1937 - 1964. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 8
  2. [Article] Sharples, John P. Perth Mint Proof Record Coins 1940 - 1954. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 8

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