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Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1939 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5319

Summary:
Australia
Penny 1939 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
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, 1939 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: 9.248 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1939 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, 1939 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:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1939 PENNY KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1939
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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