½ Penny - George V Trial Strike

Features

Issuer New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)
King George V (1915-1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1929
Value ½ Penny = 1⁄480 Pound
Currency Pound (1915-1966)
Composition Nickel
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 34082
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 1a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crown with hole flanked by sceptres, lettering around

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

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Reverse

Pattern 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1929  20 Proof

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