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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1953 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4859

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1953 A.
Proof of Record
Mint: Perth

On this issue the Perth mint mark was a dot after the word AUSTRALIA
Description:
A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA + 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, 1953 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. The mint mark is a dot after the word AUSTRALIA.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.399 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 58 silver
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Perth Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, East Perth, Western Australia
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1953 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
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, 1953 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Reverse: AUSTRALIA. PENNY KG 1953
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Mary Gillick
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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