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Coin: Shilling 1936

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.

CountryNew Guinea, Territory of CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling
Year1936 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,360,000 (1.4 million)
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 1,360,000 (1.4 million)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George V Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.3800

Crown above a central hole; below, two crossed scepters and a native ornament (headdress?); around, the legend of the monarch: GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.; below, a six-pointed star. In tiny letters divided by the star, the designer's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray).

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS V. D G REX ET IND. IMP.

Native motifs forming a cross around central hole; around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA ONE SHILLING and the date 1936. Under the lower motif, tiny letters KG (for George Kruger Gray).

EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1936: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 5
Australian Coin ChartNGB2
Shilling 1936: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Shilling 1936: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1936 George V New Guinea Silver Shilling - Silveragecoins.com
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List of all (4) coins of type: New Guinea, Territory of / Shilling
Shilling 1935 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1938 Shilling 1945