Sixpence 1943, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of - detailed information

Sixpence 1943, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of (demonetised 1966)
CoinSixpence 1943

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 Mintage128,000
Obverse
New Guinea, Territory of / Sixpence 1943 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription 1943 GRI
Reverse
New Guinea, Territory of / Sixpence 1943 - reverse photo

Star shaped eight-pointed device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA SIX PENCE 1943.

Reverse Inscription TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA SIX PENCE 1943
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 130,000.

Sixpence 1943: 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 1943: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Coin TypeSixpence
Issued1943
MonarchKing George VI
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Mintage128,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1966
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)19.3000
Mass (g)
OCC IDYAPV-ZEYR-CQVW-OLMD
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Sixpence 1943: Photos
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New Guinea 6 Pence 1943
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Sixpence 1943: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 9
Australian Coin ChartNGS2