Threepence 1944, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of - detailed information

Threepence 1944, Coin from New Guinea, Territory of (demonetised 1966)
CoinThreepence 1944

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 Mintage496,000
Obverse
New Guinea, Territory of / Threepence 1944 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription 1944 GRI
Reverse
New Guinea, Territory of / Threepence 1944 - reverse photo

Square and four-pointed star device around central hole. Around, TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA THREE PENCE 1944.

Reverse Inscription TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA 3 PENCE 1944
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 500,000.

Threepence 1944: 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 1944: Details
CountryNew Guinea, Territory of
CurrencyNew Guinean Pound
Coin TypeThreepence
Issued1944
MonarchKing George VI
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Total Mintage496,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1966
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound with hole
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Threepence 1944: Photos
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New Guinea 1944 3 Pence
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Threepence 1944: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Guinea KM# 10
Australian Coin ChartNGT2