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½ Penny - George V

Features

Country New Guinea
(Papua New Guinea)
King George V (1915-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1929
Value ½ Penny = 1/480 Pound (1/480)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1, Schön# 1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crown with hole flanked by sceptres, lettering around

Lettering:
GEORGIUS V.DG REX ET IND.IMP.
+½+

Translation: George V by the grace of god King and Emperor of India

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Reverse

Stylised cross around hole with lettering around

Lettering:
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA
·HALF·1929·PENNY·

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1929  25,000
1929  Proof

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½ Penny - George V