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

Issuer Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1952
Value ½ Penny (1⁄480)
Currency Pound (1788-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
8948
References KM# 42,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 29
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left, engraver's initials under truncation.

Script: Latin

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

Unabridged legend: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR

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

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Reverse

Kangaroo leaping to right with the year above the denomination below and the country name above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1949
HALF PENNY .

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Perth Mint, Australia (1899-date)
Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
. Perth Mint, Australia (1899-date)
PL Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham (Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited), United Kingdom (1850-2003)
PL Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

Mintmarks:
No dot = Melbourne Mint, Perth Mint (1951 only)
Dot after "PENNY" = Perth Mint
PL after "PENNY" = Birmingham or London, there is no way to distinguish.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  $ 1.10 5% Melbourne Mint
1949  0.5% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1949 • 22 310 000 $ 0.78 $ 0.78 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 $ 5.10 $ 10 38% Perth Mint
1949 • 1.3% Perth Mint; Proof
1950 • 12 014 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.97 $ 2.50 28% Perth Mint
1950 • 0.4% Perth Mint; Proof
1951  $ 0.16 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 12% Perth Mint
1951 • 29 422 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.53 $ 0.80 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 46% Perth Mint
1951 • 0.9% Perth Mint; Proof
1951 PL 17 040 000 $ 0.65 $ 0.94 $ 0.97 $ 1.50 $ 19 24% London & Birmingham Mints
1951 PL Photo 0.4% London & Birmingham Mints; Proof
1952 • 1 832 000 $ 1.50 $ 2.80 12% Perth Mint
1952 • 0.4% Perth Mint; Proof

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Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 30404
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1951 PL – London & Birmingham Mints; Proof UNC
(PCGS PR65+ Red and Brown)
USD 5280.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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