Detailed information about Coin: Sixpence 1935 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 had different designs and feature a central hole.
|Country||New Guinea, Territory of||Currency||New Guinean Pound|
|Face value||6 (x Penny)||Type||Sixpence|
|Year||1935||Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Mintage||2,110,000 (2.1 million)|
|Material||CuproNickel||Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Monarch||King George V||Effigy|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round with hole|
|Size (mm)||19.3000||Thickness (mm)|
Crown above central hole dividing the date; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs V Rex Imperator - George V King and Emperor).
|Obverse inscription||1935 GRI|
Star shaped eight-pointed device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 6 PENCE 1935.
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 6 PENCE 1935
Remick's Guide and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971 lists mintage of 400,000.
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||New Guinea KM# 4|
|Australian Coin Chart||NGS1|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Mint|
|Australian Coin Chart||1966||Mintage|
|Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins||1971||Varieties||Proof|
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|Royal Collection: New Guinea. Sixpence, 1935||6 Pence - George V - New Guinea - Numista|
|Sixpence 1935||Sixpence 1943|