Australian Halfpenny

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Date:1948

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Australian bronze halfpenny, 1948

Diameter 25mm

The obverse features the bust of King George VI facing left. The inscription reads 'GEORGIUS VI D:G: BRI:OMN:REX F:D: IND:IMP', Latin for 'George VI By the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India'. The reverse features a kangaroo in motion with the date below. The inscription around the outside reads 'AUSTRALIA/ HALF PENNY' with a dot after the word 'penny', this is the mintmark for Perth. To the left are the designers' initials, 'XG', and to the right is a seven-pointed star.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M469.1920.140 (66/16444)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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