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Coin type: Shilling
Description

After World War I, New Guinea was administered by Australia (with an interruption due to Japanese occupation during World War II) until the independence of Papua New Guinea in 1975.

Between 1929 and 1945, special coins were minted for the territory by the Melbourne Mint but Australian coinage circulated too. The coins had the same denominations as their British and Australian counterparts from half penny through to shilling (no larger denominations were issued) but had different designs and feature a central hole.

CountryNew Guinea, Territory of CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1935 - 1945 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.3800
Obverse

Crown above a central hole; below, two crossed scepters and a native ornament (headdress?); around, the legend of the monarch: GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP. for George V or GEORGIUS VI. D G REX ET IND. IMP. for George VI; below, a six-pointed star. In tiny letters divided by the star, the designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Obverse inscription

GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP. or GEORGIUS VI. D G REX ET IND. IMP.

Reverse

Native motifs forming a cross around central hole; around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE SHILLING and the date. Under the lower motif, tiny letters KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE SHILLING [year]

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Shilling: Photos

New Guinea Shilling 1938
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New Guinea Shilling 1938
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List of 4 coins of type: Shilling from New Guinea, Territory of
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1935 2,100,000 King George V GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.
Shilling 1936 1,360,000 King George V GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.
Shilling 1938 3,400,000 King George VI GEORGIUS VI. D G REX ET IND. IMP.
Shilling 1945 2,000,000 King George VI GEORGIUS VI. D G REX ET IND. IMP.
Shilling: Some useful external links
1 Shilling - George V - New Guinea - Numista 1 Shilling - George VI - New Guinea - Numista