Detailed information about Coin: Penny 1936 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.
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.
|Country||New Guinea, Territory of||Currency||New Guinean Pound|
|Face value||1 (x Penny)||Type||Penny (Bronze)|
|Year||1936||Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Material||Bronze||Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Monarch||King Edward VIII||Effigy|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round with hole|
|Size (mm)||26.7000||Thickness (mm)|
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).
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).
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE PENNY 1936
New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
New Guinea 1 Penny 1936
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||New Guinea KM# 6|
|Australian Coin Chart||NGP2|
|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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|1936 New Guinea Edward VIII Penny Unc - Melbourne Mint|
|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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