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Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1948 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5382

Summary:
Australia
Halfpenny, 1948
Mint: Perth
Mint mark: small dot after the word PENNY.
The blank was not correctly centered in the press when this coin was struck.
Description:
A mis-struck 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 are the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. (small dot after the word PENNY). The date, 1948 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.577 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), 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: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1948 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. The blank was not correctly centered in the press when this coin was struck.
Reverse Description: At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below . HALF PENNY. (dot after the word PENNY). The date, 1948 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. 1948 KG
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1948
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

Comments

Gordon Garvie Posted on 11 Jan 2013 3:48 AM
Dear Museum,

You have written the wrong effigy to this coin.
It is REX. F.D.IND.IMP.

Kind Regards,
Gordon Garvie.

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