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

Threepence, Coin Type from New Guinea, Territory of (issued 1935 - 1944)
Coin TypeThreepence

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.

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

Square and four-pointed star device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA and the denomination - "3 PENCE" in 1935 or "THREE PENCE" in 1944.

Reverse InscriptionTERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE [year]
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Threepence (2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1935 1,200,000 1935 GRI
Threepence 1944 496,000 1944 GRI
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Threepence: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
From1935
To1944
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
Threepence: Photos
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New Guinea 1944 3 Pence
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New Guinea 1944 3 Pence
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