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½ Penny - George VI

½ Penny - George VI -  obverse ½ Penny - George VI -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1938-1939
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Metal Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 35, Schön# 21
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.

Translation: By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1938

Lettering:
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
ONE
HALF
PENNY
• 1938 •

Engraver: William H. Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

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1938  3,014,000 1.13 1.36 Melbourne Mint
1938  250 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1939  4,382,000 2.60 2.84 Melbourne Mint
1939  Melbourne Mint; Proof

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