½ Penny - George VI without "IND:IMP"

½ Penny - George VI (without "IND:IMP") -  obverse½ Penny - George VI (without "IND:IMP") -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 42,
  • 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# 29
  • 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 FIDEI DEF.
HP

Translation:
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 leaping to right with the year above the denomination below and the country name above

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1949
HALF 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
PL Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
PL Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comments

Mintmarks:
If there is PL after "PENNY" coins are made at either Birmingham or London, there is no way to distinguish.


No dots = Melbourne Mint, Perth Mint (1951 only)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  5% Melbourne Mint
1949  0.8% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1949 • 22,310,000 0.89 1.28 2.01 13.90 37% Perth Mint
1949 • 1.9% Perth Mint; Proof
1950 • 12,014,000 1.02 2.90 28% Perth Mint
1950 • 0.6% Perth Mint; Proof
1951  1.26 1.69 10% Perth Mint
1951 • 29,422,000 0.74 0.85 2.07 44% Perth Mint
1951 • 1.4% Perth Mint; Proof
1951 PL 17,040,000 0.74 1.09 0.97 25% London & Birmingham Mints
1951 PL 0.6% London & Birmingham Mints; Proof
1952 • 1,832,000 1.57 2.34 11% Perth Mint
1952 • 0.6% Perth Mint; Proof

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