Sixpence, Coin Type from New Guinea, Territory of - detailed information

Sixpence, Coin Type from New Guinea, Territory of (issued 1935 - 1943)
Coin TypeSixpence

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.

Obverse

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

The appearance of the cypher was slightly redesigned for George VI.

Obverse Inscription[year] GRI
Reverse

Star shaped eight-pointed device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA and the denomination - "6 PENCE" in 1935 or "SIX PENCE" in 1943.

Reverse InscriptionTERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 6 PENCE [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Sixpence (2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1935 2,110,000 1935 GRI
Sixpence 1943 128,000 1943 GRI
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Sixpence: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
From1935
To1943
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)19.3000
Mass (g)
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New Guinea 6 Pence 1943
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New Guinea 6 Pence 1943
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