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1939 Australia Half Penny – King George VI – A

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This was one of the coins produced in the same year prior to the change over of the design from the words “One Half Penny” to the sculpted Kangaroo.

A nice example from this period.

SKU

Year

Denomination

Approx. Grade

Design

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

History

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

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