Mintage:4,334,400 Reverse Designer:George Kruger GrayObverse Designer:Thomas H. PagetSize:26mmWeight:5.67gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
The 1942-Y Half Penny was struck at the Perth Mint to a total
of 4,334,400. The reverse design features the relatively new Kruger
Gray design of a jumping kangaroo with 'AUSTRALIA' around the top of the design, 'HALF PENNY' around the bottom and the year
above that. The obverse features an uncrowned bust of King George VI
facing to the left with the
'GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP' (George VI, by the Grace of God, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender
of the Faith, Emperor of India). The relatively high population has helped to keep most grades relatively affordable with
prices becoming more prohibitive only around MS63 and higher.
Dot mint-mark after 'PENNY' on the reverse of a 1942-Y Proof Half Penny.
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