Sixpence 1935, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of - detailed information

Sixpence 1935, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of (demonetised 1966)
CoinSixpence 1935

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.

MintMelbourne Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,110,000 (2.1 million)
Obverse

Crown above central hole dividing the date; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs V Rex Imperator - George V King and Emperor).

Obverse Inscription 1935 GRI
Reverse

Star shaped eight-pointed device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 6 PENCE 1935.

Reverse Inscription TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 6 PENCE 1935
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Remick's Guide and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971 lists mintage of 400,000.
Krause catalogues list mintage of 2,000,000.

Sixpence 1935: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Sixpence 1935: References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: New Guinea, Territory of, Type: Sixpence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1935 2,110,000 1935 GRI
Sixpence 1943 128,000 1943 GRI
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Sixpence 1935: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Coin TypeSixpence
Issued1935
MonarchKing George V
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Total Mintage2,110,000 (2.1 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1966
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size19.300 mm
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Sixpence 1935: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 4
Australian Coin ChartNGS1