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Coin: Sixpence 1943
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 had different designs and feature a central hole.

CountryNew Guinea, Territory of CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence
Year1943 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage128,000 (128000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 128,000 (128000) No mint mark
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Crown above central hole dividing the date; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs VI Rex Imperator - George VI King and Emperor).

Obverse inscription 1943 GRI
Reverse

Star shaped eight-pointed device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA SIX PENCE 1943.

Reverse inscription

TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA SIX PENCE 1943

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 130,000.

Sixpence 1943: Photos
Sixpence 1943: Photo 1943 George VI New Guinea Sixpence
1943 George VI New Guinea Sixpence
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Sixpence 1943: Photo 1943 George VI New Guinea Sixpence
1943 George VI New Guinea Sixpence
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Sixpence 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 9
Australian Coin ChartNGS2
Sixpence 1943: 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
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Sixpence 1943: Some useful external links
6 Pence - George VI - New Guinea - Numista
List of all (2) coins of type: New Guinea, Territory of / Sixpence
Sixpence 1935 Sixpence 1943