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Coin: Halfpenny 1955
Description

A bronze coin (25.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY (no dot as mint mark after PENNY). The date, 1955 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.

This was the first year since 1935 that proof coins were made available to collectors.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny - Kangaroo
Year1955 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage9,343,021 (9.3 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Perth Mint No mint mark 9,343,021 (9.3 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6700
Obverse

Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA.

Obverse inscription + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Reverse

At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. The date, 1955 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY (no dot after PENNY). The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA HALF PENNY 1955

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 9,343,000 plus 301 proofs.

Halfpenny 1955: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 301 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Halfpenny 1955: Photos
Halfpenny 1955: Photo Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1955
Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1955
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Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1955: Photo Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1955
Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1955
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1955: Photo Australia 1955(p) half penny
Australia 1955(p) half penny
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1955: Photo Australia 1955(p) half penny
Australia 1955(p) half penny
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 49
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesA54
Australian Coin ChartH56
Halfpenny 1955: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Proof
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Halfpenny 1955: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1955(p) w/o dot Elizabeth II Australian Bronze Half Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Halfpenny 1955: Some useful external links
Australia 1955(p) half penny - CoinFactsWiki Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1955
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