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Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1943 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4803

Summary:
Australia
Threepence, 1943
Mint: Melbourne

During World War II mints in the United States of America and India were also employed to strike Australian coinage.
Description:
A silver coin (16 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 bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.. The reverse features three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1943. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.403 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), 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: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1943 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Head of George VI left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D:IND: IMP.
Reverse Description: Three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1943. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Reverse: THREE PENCE 1943 AUSTRALIA K G
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1943
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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