Detailed information about coin type: Threepence from New Guinea, Territory of:
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 feature a central hole.
|Country||New Guinea, Territory of||Currency||New Guinean Pound|
|Face value||3 (x Penny)|
|Years produced||1935 - 1944||Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Material||CuproNickel||Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round with hole|
|Size (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
Crown above central hole dividing the date; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs V / VI Rex Imperator - George V / VI King and Emperor).
The appearance of the cypher was slightly redesigned for George VI.
Square and four-pointed star device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA and the denomination - "3 PENCE" in 1935 or "THREE PENCE" in 1944.
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE [year]
|Threepence 1935||1,200,000||King George V||GRI (year 1911 to 1936)|
|Threepence 1944||496,000||King George VI||GRI (year 1938 to 1952)|