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Friday, February 3, 2012

Australia-1943-George the 6th-1 Penny-Indian and Perth Varieties-Specs-Illustrated

Shown below are the obverse and reverse of the 1943 Penny issued for Australia. The 1943 penny was minted in Perth, Western Australia and in Bombay, India. The specifications (with their different identifying features) and mintages appear below the illustrations. The Indian mintage appears on the left in obverse and right in reverse.



Indian Mintage

Obverse:

King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget.
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.

 Reverse:

Kangaroo - Design by George Kruger Gray.
Legend: AUSTRALIA - PENNY - 1943

Edge: Plain Edge.
Weight: 9.45 grams (145.8 grains).
Size: 30.8 mm (diameter).
Composition: Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
Mintage:- 9,000,000.

Bombay, India: Proofs- 40 proofs were made in India for this issue
 Mintmarks: I under head on obverse.
Dot before & after PENNY on reverse.


Perth Mintage

Obverse:

King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget.
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.

 Reverse:

Kangaroo - Design by George Kruger Gray.
Legend: AUSTRALIA - PENNY - 1943

Edge: Plain Edge.
Weight: 9.45 grams (145.8 grains).
Size: 30.8 mm (diameter).
Composition: Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin
Mintage: Perth: Circulation - 33,086,400.
Proofs- 12. Proofs were made for this issue
Mintmarks: Dot afer Y of PENNY on reverse.




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