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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1960 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4877

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1960
Proof strike
Mint: Perth

The dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for the Perth Mint on this issue. Perth mint sold pre-decimal proof coins to collectors between 1955 and 1963.
Description:
A proof bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: + The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA. 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, 1960 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: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.360 g (Weight)

More information

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: 1960 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:
The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.
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, 1960 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 F: D: M.G.
Reverse: AUSTRALIA PENNY. KG 1960
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1960
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Mary Gillick

The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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