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Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1938 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5371

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1938
Mint: Melbourne

This was the first issue in the name of George VI. No new design for the halfpenny reverse was approved until 1939, it and the sixpence of George VI continued the reverse forms of George V. The other denominations had new designs.
Description:
A bronze coin (25.5 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 the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1938 .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.651 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), 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: 1938 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1938 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE HALF PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1938
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1938
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London

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