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Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1942 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5325

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1942 I below King's head and dot before and after the word PENNY
Mint: Calcutta

Many Australian coins were struck in India and the United States of America during World War II. The letter I below the King's head and the dots before and after PENNY on the reverse show that this coin was struck at the Calcutta mint.
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, 1942 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.496 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: buy 1942 rare penny
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Calcutta Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, Kolkata, India, 1757-1952
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1942 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. The mint mark I is below the Kings head
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, 1942 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: I
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1942 . PENNY . KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1942
Mint: Calcutta (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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Ivan Posted on 11 May 2010 10:13 AM
what is the worth of this coin today please

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