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Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5467

Summary:
Australia
Threepence, 1940
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A silver coin (16 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 bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.. The reverse features three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1940. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.418 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), 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: 1940 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.
Reverse Description: Three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1940. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP
Reverse: THREE PENCE 1940 AUSTRALIA K G
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1940
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

Comments

tanya morris Posted on 02 May 2010 12:18 PM
hello i have a 1940 penny can you tell me a bit about it .thanking you .
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 May 2010 4:41 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Tanya - There were 4,075,000 pennies minted in 1940. They were minted in Perth, and showed the image of George VI, similarly to this threepence.

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