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Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1942 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5471

Summary:
Australia
Threepence, 1942 S
Mint: San Francisco

During World War II mints in the United States of America and India were employed to strike Australian coinage.
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, 1942. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G. The mint mark S is below the right end of the ribbon above the final letter E of PENCE.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.452 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), San Francisco Mint, Medal Makers, United States of America, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1942 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, 1942. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G. The mint mark S is below the right end of the ribbon above the final letter E of PENCE.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Reverse: THREE PENCE 1942 AUSTRALIA K G S
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia, 1942
Mint: San Francisco (Mint), United States of America
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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