• 1 Penny 1949-1952, KM# 43, Australia, George VI
  • 1 Penny 1949-1952, KM# 43, Australia, George VI
Description

Mintmarks:
No extra dots = Melbourne Mint
One dot after "PENNY' = Perth Mint
One dot after "AUSTRALIA" = Perth Mint (1952 only)
PL after "PENNY" = London Mint

Obverse

A bare head of George VI facing left; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. "IND: IMP." dropped from the legend.
Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith
Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget (HP)

GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF.
HP

Reverse

A kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot"). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family. Kangaroos are endemic to Australia. The kangaroo is an unofficial symbol of Australia and appears as an emblem on the Australian coat of arms and on some of its currency.

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray (KG).

AUSTRALIA
KG
1952
PENNY

Edge

1 Penny

without IND:IMP
KM# 43
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 30.9 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
London Mint
Melbourne Mint
Perth Mint

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