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Coin: Threepence 1935
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.

CountryNew Guinea, Territory of CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence
Year1935 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 1,200,000 (1.2 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George V Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Crown above central hole dividing the date 1935; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs V Rex Imperator - George V King and Emperor).

Obverse inscription 1935 GRI
Reverse

Square and four-pointed star device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE 1935.

Reverse inscriptionTERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE 1935
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Threepence 1935: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Threepence 1935: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 3
Australian Coin ChartNGT1
Threepence 1935: 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
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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List of all (2) coins of type: New Guinea, Territory of / Threepence
Threepence 1935 Threepence 1944