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Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1944 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30453

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1944
Mint: Melbourne
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, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. The date, 1944 is below the Kangaroo and the ederation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.78 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: weighed on electronic scales 13 Sept. 2005

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
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: Commonwealth
DateEra: 1944 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 a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below . HALF PENNY. The date, 1944 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY 1944 KG
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1944
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, 1939
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1937

Comments

Mack Roland Posted on 10 May 2010 3:00 AM
What is it worth? I found one in my yard when me and my daughter were messing with the old metal detector.
larry Posted on 12 Sep 2010 11:26 AM
mine has a ship onit?

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