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

Threepence 1935, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of (demonetised 1966)
CoinThreepence 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 feature a central hole.

MintMelbourne Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million)
Obverse

Crown above central hole dividing the date 1935; royal cypher below (GRI for Georgivs V Rex Imperator - George V King and Emperor).

Obverse Inscription 1935 GRI
Reverse

Square and four-pointed star device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE 1935.

Reverse Inscription TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE 1935
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Threepence 1935: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Threepence 1935: References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: New Guinea, Territory of, Type: Threepence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1935 1,200,000 1935 GRI
Threepence 1944 496,000 1944 GRI
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Threepence 1935: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Coin TypeThreepence
Issued1935
MonarchKing George V
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1966
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
OCC IDYMXK-DOKQ-CKVN-OWQJ
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Threepence 1935: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 3
Australian Coin ChartNGT1