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½ Penny - George VI without "IND:IMP"

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1949-1952
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Metal Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 42, Schön# 29
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF.

Translation: By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith

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

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1949
HALF PENNY .

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Mintmarks:
One dot after "PENNY" = Perth Mint
One dot after "AUSTRALIA" = Perth Mint (1952 only)
Dot before & after "HALF PENNY" with "I" below bust = Bombay Mint
PL after "PENNY" = London & Birmingham Mints
No dots = Melbourne Mint, Perth Mint (1951 only)

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1949  Melbourne Mint
1949  Melbourne Mint; Proof
1949 • 22,310,000 Perth Mint
1949 • Perth Mint; Proof
1950 • 12,014,000 Perth Mint
1950 • Perth Mint; Proof
1951  Perth Mint
1951 • 29,422,000 Perth Mint
1951 • Perth Mint; Proof
1951 PL 17,040,000 London & Birmingham Mints
1951 PL London & Birmingham Mints; Proof
1952 • 1,832,000 Perth Mint
1952 • Perth Mint; Proof

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