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1 Penny - George VI

1 Penny - George VI -  obverse1 Penny - George VI -  reverse

© Australian Coin Info

Features

Country Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1948
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 36,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 23
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

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

Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, 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

Kangaroo facing left with the date to the right, the denomination below, and the country name above

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1938
PENNY

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Mints

. Perth Mint, Australia
I Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)
Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

Mintmarks:
One dot after "PENNY' = Perth Mint
A dot in between "KG" = Perth Mint
Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust = Bombay Mint (some varieties lack the "I" below the bust
No dots = Melbourne Mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  5,552,000 1.17 1.25 6.62 0.96 17% Melbourne Mint
1938  0.18% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1939  6,240,000 0.76 1.17 5.69 2.90 13% Melbourne Mint
1939  0.3% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1940  4,075,000 2.86 0.93 1.73 20.05 9% Melbourne Mint
1940 • 1,114,000 35.31 2% Perth Mint; A dot in between "KG"
1941  1,588,000 1.05 1.31 1.87 4.76 14% Melbourne Mint
1941 • 12,794,000 0.77 1.92 8% Perth Mint ; A dot in between "KG"
1941 • 0.7% Perth Mint ; A dot in between "KG" ; Proof
1942  3.83 4.05 4% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust
1942  0.7% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust; Proof
1942 • 12,245,000 0.48 1.03 2.33 19% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1942 I 9,000,000 1.17 2.54 12% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust
1943  1.01 4% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust
1943  11,112,000 0.55 0.89 1.57 12.97 16.39 23% Melbourne Mint
1943 • 33,086,000 0.64 1.46 2.33 3.50 25% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1943 • 1.7% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1943 I 9,000,000 0.64 1.87 2.38 4.13 8% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; large denticles
1943 I 9,000,000 3% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; small denticles
1944  2,112,000 1.89 2.62 12% Melbourne Mint
1944 • 27,830,000 0.72 0.58 1.08 2.33 2.45 23% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1944 • 0.5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1945  0.6% Melbourne Mint; Ultra rare (considered as pattern)
1945 • 0.8% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1945 • 15,173,000 0.76 5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; with large dot after "K.G."
1945 • 1.98 1.17 7% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; without large dot after "K.G."
1945 I 0.2% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; rare
1946  240,000 26.40 0.75 1.7% Melbourne Mint
1947  6,864,000 0.21 0.76 3.50 8% Melbourne Mint
1947 • 4,490,400 1.98 5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1947 • 0.2% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1948  26,616,000 0.27 0.71 1.17 2.32 20% Melbourne Mint
1948 • 1,534,000 3.92 4.03 3.39 4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1948 • 0.7% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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