Summary

Australia
Penny 1945
Proof striking of penny not otherwise struck at this mint
Mint: Melbourne

Pennies issued for circulation in 1945 were all struck at the Perth mint and have a tiny dot after the word PENNY. This is a Melbourne Mint product and therefore has no dot. This denomination was not struck at Melbourne for circulation.

Physical Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP. The reverse features 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, 1945 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail. (

Obverse Description

Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP: ; below head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.

Reverse Description

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, 1945 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

Edge Description

Plain

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