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Coin: Halfpenny 1960
Description

A bronze coin (25.5 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA F: D: the artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation.The reverse features, a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below HALF PENNY. The date, 1960 is below the Kangaroo and the Federation star follows the word PENNY. The dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark.The artist's initials, KG are below the kangaroo's tail near the rim.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny - Kangaroo
Year1960 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage17,812,870 (17.8 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Perth Mint Y. 17,812,870 (17.8 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6700
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : + (Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) runs continuously all around the bust.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Reverse

At centre a kangaroo leaping right; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below, the denomination HALF PENNY.. The date 1960 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.").

Reverse inscriptionAUSTRALIA 1960 HALF PENNY
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Remick 1971 lists circulation mintage of 16,784,640 plus 1,030 proofs.

Halfpenny 1960: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 1,030 (included in main number)
Halfpenny 1960: Photos
Halfpenny 1960: Photo Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1960
Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1960
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1960: Photo Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1960
Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1960
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Halfpenny 1960: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 61
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesA56
Australian Coin ChartH58
Halfpenny 1960: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Proof
Halfpenny 1960: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1960(p) Elizabeth II Australian Bronze Half Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Halfpenny 1960: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Pre-Decimal Proofs: 1960 Perth Mint Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Halfpenny, Australia, 1960
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List of all (51) coins of type: Australia / Halfpenny
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