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Coin: Penny 1952
Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features a kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA; around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1952 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

A dot after the word AUSTRALIA is the mint mark for Perth on this issue.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny - Kangaroo
Year1952 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage57,922,000 (57.9 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Perth Mint Dot after A in Australia 45,514,000 (45.5 million)
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 12,408,000 (12.4 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4500
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse

Kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA; around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1952 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

A dot after the word AUSTRALIA is the mint mark for Perth on this issue.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA 1952 PENNY

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Renniks 1965 lists some varieties of the 2 in the date: "figure 2 tall with pointed serif in date", "figure 2 tilted right", "figure 2 with square serif in date" and "figure 2 with wedge serif in date".

References to additional information:

[Article] Holland, Paul M. Variation of Die Type of Australian Pennies: 1937 - 1964. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 8

[Article] Sharples, John P. Perth Mint Proof Record Coins 1940 - 1954. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 8

Penny 1952: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Melbourne Mint) unknown
Proof (Perth Mint) unknown
Penny 1952: Photos
Penny 1952: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof. Perth Mint.
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Penny 1952: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof. Perth Mint.
source
Penny 1952: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof. Melbourne Mint.
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Penny 1952: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof. Melbourne Mint.
source
Penny 1952: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 43
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB62 (Melbourne Mint) and B63 (Perth Mint)
Australian Coin ChartP64 (Perth Mint) and P65 (Melbourne Mint)
Penny 1952: 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Penny 1952: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1952(m) George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com 1952(p) George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1952: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952 (Perth Mint) Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1952 (Melbourne Mint)
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