issued the first Half Pennies of George VI featuring the old Blakemore
reverse, which features a partitioned, circular
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and
ONE HALF PENNY
within the inner ring. The
features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and 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).
This issue lasted two years, struck in 1938 and 1939 with both dates being readily available. In
the 1939 is quite scarce but one notable hoard did turn up with some premium
examples. Both years are almost always very well struck up and should be an easy slot for the
collector to fill.
MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65George VI1938 3,014,00020252829758399160George VI Old Reverse1939 4,382,40027343777120140190750MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George VI1938 Proof100*2,5003,6005,3008,20013,00023,000Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.