A bronze coin (25.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. The date, 1947 is below the Kangaroo and the ederation star follows the word PENNY. (the small dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark). The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, the monarch's legend in Latin GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the neck truncation in small letters are the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).
||GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below, the denomination HALF PENNY.. The date 1947 is below the kangaroo and the seven pointed Federation star follows the word PENNY. The artist's initials, KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.
The dot after the denomination is the mint mark of the Perth Mint on this issue (listed in catalogues as "Y.").
||AUSTRALIA 1947 HALF PENNY
Remick's Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971 lists mintage of 10,725,600.
Krause catalogues list mintage of 9,293,000.