1943 Australia One Penny – King George VI – Die Error

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A really nice example here of the the 1943 One Penny coin.

It has a die cast error to the lower left of the kings head.

The dot after the Y indicates the orgin as Perth Mint.

Overall a great example and slightly rarer for the die failure.

 

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History

Out and about in Australia in 1943 we saw:
3 March – A Soviet embassy is established in Canberra, and an Australian diplomat is posted to Moscow as ambassador.
14 May – The hospital ship AHS Centaur is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off North Stradbroke Island in Queensland, killing 268 persons.
12 June – A general election is held in Victoria.
21 August – A federal election is held. The incumbent Australian Labor Party government led by John Curtin is returned to power.
23 September – Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney become the first women to win seats in the Parliament of Australia. Lyons represents the Tasmanian electorate of Darwin in the House of Representatives, and Tangney is a Senator for Western Australia.

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