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Coin: Penny 1941
Description

A bronze coin (30.8 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 head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features a kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1941 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny - Kangaroo
Year1941 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage14,382,800 (14.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Perth Mint K.G 12,794,000 (12.8 million)
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 1,588,800 (1.6 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.4500
Obverse

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).

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Reverse

Kangaroo leaping to the left; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below, the denomination PENNY; the seven pointed Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date 1941 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are above the tip of the tail. Coins struck by the Perth Mint can be distinguished by a dot between the initials: K.G.

Reverse inscriptionAUSTRALIA 1941 PENNY
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Penny 1941: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Y. unknown (hover mouse for text)
Proof (Perth Mint) unknown (hover mouse for text)
Y., High dot unknown (hover mouse for text)
Penny 1941: Photos
Penny 1941: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Penny 1941: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Penny 1941: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Perth Mint, K.G, no dot after Y.
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Penny 1941: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Perth Mint. Y.
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Penny 1941: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 36
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB40 (Melbourne Mint) and B41 (Perth Mint)
Australian Coin ChartP38 (Melbourne Mint) and P39 (Perth Mint)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesB42 (Y.) and B41A (Y. High dot) varieties
Australian Coin ChartP40 (Y.) and P40a (Y. High dot) varieties
Penny 1941: 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
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Y. and Y. High dot
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Varieties Y. and Y. High dot
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proof
Penny 1941: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1941(m) George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com 1941(p) George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
1941(p) K.G. George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com 1941(p) K.G. dot George VI Australian Bronze Penny - Silveragecoins.com
Penny 1941: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941 (Melbourne Mint) Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941 (Perth Mint, no dot)
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Penny, Australia, 1941 (Perth Mint, Y.)
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