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Coin: Halfpenny 1938
Description

A bronze coin (25.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1938 .

This was the first issue in the name of George VI. No new design for the halfpenny reverse was approved until 1939, it and the sixpence of George VI continued the reverse forms of George V. The other denominations had new designs.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny - Commonwealth of Australia
Year1938 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage3,014,250 (3.0 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 3,014,250 (3.0 million) No mint mark
MaterialBronze DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6700
Obverse

Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre within a circle of beads, the words ONE HALF PENNY in three lines above a plain scroll; around the circle of beads, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA . 1938 .

Reverse inscription

ONE HALF PENNY COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1938

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Remick 1971 lists mintage of 5,174,400.

Halfpenny 1938: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 250 (included in main number)
Halfpenny 1938: Photos
Halfpenny 1938: Photo Australia 1938 half penny
Australia 1938 half penny
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Halfpenny 1938: Photo Australia 1938 half penny
Australia 1938 half penny
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Halfpenny 1938: Photo Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1938
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Halfpenny 1938: Photo Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1938
Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1938
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Halfpenny 1938: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 35
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesA29
Australian Coin ChartH29
Halfpenny 1938: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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1938(m) George VI Australian Bronze Half Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Halfpenny 1938: Some useful external links
Australia 1938 half penny - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1938
List of all (51) coins of type: Australia / Halfpenny
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Halfpenny 1917 Halfpenny 1918 Halfpenny 1919 Halfpenny 1920 Halfpenny 1921 Halfpenny 1922
Halfpenny 1923 Halfpenny 1924 Halfpenny 1925 Halfpenny 1926 Halfpenny 1927 Halfpenny 1928
Halfpenny 1929 Halfpenny 1930 Halfpenny 1931 Halfpenny 1932 Halfpenny 1933 Halfpenny 1934
Halfpenny 1935 Halfpenny 1936 Halfpenny 1938 Halfpenny 1939 Commonwealth of Australia Halfpenny 1939 Kangaroo Halfpenny 1940
Halfpenny 1941 Halfpenny 1942 Halfpenny 1943 Halfpenny 1944 Halfpenny 1945 Halfpenny 1946
Halfpenny 1947 Halfpenny 1948 Halfpenny 1949 Halfpenny 1950 Halfpenny 1951 Halfpenny 1952
Halfpenny 1953 Halfpenny 1954 Halfpenny 1955 Halfpenny 1959 Halfpenny 1960 Halfpenny 1961
Halfpenny 1962 Halfpenny 1963 Halfpenny 1964