1 Penny - George VI

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

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Features

Issuer 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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5788
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 36,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 23
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Script: Latin

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

Translation:
GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR INDIAE IMPERATOR
George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
HP

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.

Script: Latin

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

1 Penny - George VI -  obverse

© Bulgaria1999

Mints

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
. Perth Mint, Australia (1899-date)
I Mumbai / Bombay, India (1829-date)

Comments

Mint marks

1943 denticles


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 G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  5 552 000 $ 2.21 $ 2.21 $ 2.21 $ 2.21 17% Melbourne Mint
1938  0.18% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1939  6 240 000 $ 0.95 $ 1.08 $ 2.15 $ 2.68 13% Melbourne Mint
1939  0.3% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1940  4 075 000 $ 1.08 $ 1.13 $ 3.23 9% Melbourne Mint
1940 • 1 114 000 $ 27 2% Perth Mint; A dot in between "KG"
1941  1 588 000 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 $ 1.08 $ 4.46 15% Melbourne Mint
1941 • 12 794 000 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 $ 1.78 7% Perth Mint ; A dot in between "KG"
1941 • 0.6% Perth Mint ; A dot in between "KG" ; Proof
1942  $ 2.70 $ 3.73 4% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust
1942  0.6% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust; Proof
1942 • 12 245 000 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.90 $ 1.57 19% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1942 I 9 000 000 $ 0.60 $ 1.08 $ 1.25 12% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust
1943  $ 0.94 4% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" without "I" below bust
1943  11 112 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.34 $ 0.75 $ 0.94 $ 5.45 $ 14 23% Melbourne Mint
1943 • 33 086 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.61 $ 0.61 $ 1.21 $ 1.74 $ 3.23 25% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1943 • 1.4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1943 I 9 000 000 $ 0.82 $ 1.08 $ 2.15 $ 2.96 9% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; large denticles
1943 I 9 000 000 $ 0.25 $ 0.57 4% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; small denticles
1944  2 112 000 $ 1.68 $ 1.68 $ 1.96 12% Melbourne Mint
1944 • 27 830 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.79 $ 0.79 $ 0.94 $ 2.15 $ 2.26 24% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1944 • 0.5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1945  0.7% Melbourne Mint; Ultra rare (considered as pattern)
1945 • 0.8% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1945 • 15 173 000 $ 1.08 4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; with large dot after "K.G."
1945 • $ 0.66 $ 1.33 $ 1.33 7% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; without large dot after "K.G."
1945 I 0.3% Bombay Mint; Dots before & after "PENNY" with "I" below bust; rare
1946  363 000 $ 24 $ 60 $ 60 2.0% Melbourne Mint
1947  6 864 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 $ 0.68 $ 2.40 8% Melbourne Mint
1947 • 4 490 400 $ 1.86 5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1947 • 0.18% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1948  26 616 000 $ 0.37 $ 0.66 $ 0.83 $ 1.87 20% Melbourne Mint
1948 • 1 534 000 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 $ 3.52 4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1948 • 0.6% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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Lot 61381
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Oct 6, 2021 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS65 Brown)
USD 156.00
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