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Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1944 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5329

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1944 Y. - the dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for Perth on this issue
Mint: Perth
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 F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. 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, 1944 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. A tiny dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for Perth for this issue.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.617 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Perth Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, East Perth, Western Australia, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1944 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.
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, 1944 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. The tiny dot after PENNY is the Perth mint mark on this issue.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1944 PENNY. KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1944
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

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