1945 Australia Half Penny - King George VI

Year:
1945
Denomination:
One Half Penny
Approx. Grade:
As per pictures.
Item:
1HP091945-03S
Price : $3.95

1945 Australia Half Penny - King George VI

This coin has seen better days but it makes for a cost friendly collection filler.

The Australian Halfpenny was a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. The coin was first minted in 1911 and stopped being minted in 1964, excluding 1937, 1956 - 1958 inclusive. When the Australian currency was decimalised on 14 February 1966 the coin was equal to 5⁄12¢.

There were in total 6 variites of Half Pennies minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.

Mints: H – Birmingham M – Melbourne S- Sydney

Mint Marks: H - Ralph Heaton Birmingham I - India

1938-1948 All Half Pennies in this period were as follows.

Diameter 25.5 mm

Weight 5.67 grams

Edge – Plain

Bronze composition: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

Obverse: Has a portrait of King George VI by Thomas H. Paget

Reverse: The sculpted kangaroo designed by George Kruger Gray

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