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Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1946 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2230

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny 1946
Mint: Perth
Mint mark: dot after PENNY.
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, 1946 is below the Kangaroo and the ederation star follows the word PENNY. (the small dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark). The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.583 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 1949, australia penny 1944 1947 1948 1938 1949 1952 1951 1950 1943 georgive vi . bangladesh natore kandivita shanto 08801742466233
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: Commonwealth
DateEra: 1946 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 small dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark). The date, 1946 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. 1946 KG
Shape: Round
Material: bronze
Issued By: Australia, 1946
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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