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Coin: Penny 1936
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 feature a central hole.

In 1929, a one year type copper-nickel penny was issued. These coins were considered an unsuccessful experiment and were never released into circulation. The Melbourne Mint sold 400 in a set together with a 1929 half penny. The rest of the mintage was melted.

Later penny coins (of this type) were issued in bronze and with a different design.

CountryNew Guinea, Territory of CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny (Bronze)
Year1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage360,000 (360000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 360,000 (360000)
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing Edward VIII Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)26.7000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Crown above central hole flanked by examples of native art depicting nesting birds; royal cypher below (ERI for Edwardvs VIII Rex Imperator - Edward VIII King and Emperor). In tiny letters divided by the crown, the designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Obverse inscription ERI
Reverse

Examples of native art around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA. ONE . PENNY . 1936 In tiny letters divided by the central motif, the designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionTERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE PENNY 1936
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Penny 1936: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1936: Photos
Penny 1936: Photo New Guinea 1936 Penny
New Guinea 1936 Penny
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Penny 1936: Photo New Guinea 1936 Penny
New Guinea 1936 Penny
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Penny 1936: Photo New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
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Penny 1936: Photo New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
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Penny 1936: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 6
Australian Coin ChartNGP2
Penny 1936: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Penny 1936: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1936 New Guinea Edward VIII Penny Unc - Melbourne Mint
Penny 1936: Some useful external links
Royal Collection: New Guinea. Penny, 1936 Coin Value: New Guinea Penny 1936 - CoinQuest
Numista: 1 Penny - Edward VIII 1936 New Guinea Penny KM 6 Prices & Values | NGC
1 Penny - Edward VIII - New Guinea - Numista
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List of all (4) coins of type: New Guinea, Territory of / Penny
Penny 1929 Penny 1936 Penny 1938 Penny 1944