Summary

Australia
Penny 1955
Mint: Melbourne
The absence of a dot after the word PENNY indicates that this coin was struck at the Melbourne Mint.

On this issue reference to the Queen as defender of the faith (F:D:) was returned to the obverse legend after Australian's complained at its omission on the 1953 coinage.

Physical Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: + 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, 1955 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:

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, 1955 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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