1939 Australia Half Penny NGC AU58BN Kangaroo Reverse Type Low Mintage. W93
Mintage 782,000 . Considered Scarce
1939 was the year of change in the design from the words “One Half Penny” to the Kangaroo.
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Portrait of King George VI facing left
Lettering: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
Translation: By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
Engraver: Thomas H. Paget,George Kruger Gray.
The reverse shows a kangaroo in
motion facing right, with the words ‘AUSTRALIA’ above, and ‘HALF PENNY’ below. Below the
Roo is the date, with KG below the tail. And a star.
Engraver: William H. Blakemore