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Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4913

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1954 (a dot after PENNY near the rim is the mint mark)
Proof of Record
Mint: Perth
Description:
A bronze coin (25.5 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 right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. (a dot after PENNY near the rim is the mint mark). The date, 1954 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 Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.632 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: valuation infosheet, 1954 half penny proof
Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, 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: 1954 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA
Reverse Description: At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. The date, 1954 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY (a dot after PENNY near the rim is the mint mark). The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Reverse: AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY. 1954 KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
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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