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1944-Y Penny

? In 1944 the Perth mint struck just shy of 28 million pennies to assist with the increased currency circulation brought about by foreign troops stationed in Australia. This was in addition to just 2 million pennies produced by the Melbourne mint. The date is easy to acquire in circulated grades although while readily obtainable in mint state, finding the piece above MS64 can be quite a challenge with characteristic poor strike depth and bagmarked fields. The Perth mint 1944 penny ...

1943 Penny

? The 1943 Penny was struck at the Melbourne Mint to a mintage of 11,112,000 which was quite typical for the series. In the same year the Perth Mint produced 33,086,400 which was one of the highest for the series. The Perth Mint variety can be differentiated by the presence of a small dot mint-mark located after the 'Y' in 'PENNY' . The Melbourne variety generally achieves higher valuations than the Perth variety although it still remains relatively affordable until around MS63. ...

1944 Penny

? The 1944 penny was struck at the Melbourne mint and is one of the semi- key dates of the George VI penny series with a relatively low mintage of about 2 million coins. In lower grades its reasonably difficult to acquire but can still be found in dealer's junk boxes. In mint state the date can be quite difficult to acquire although characteristic strong strikes do permit higher mint state grades. In 1944 the Perth mint also struck pennies bearing dot mintmark after the Y ...

1944-Y Proof Penny

? The penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo reverse in 1937, though no business strikes were issued until 1938, and continued with the design until 1952. The design features a Kangaroo jumping to the left with AUSTRALIA around the top of the design, PENNY around the bottom, and the year right above that, just behind the Kangaroo's legs. The obverse features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND ...

1945-Y Proof Penny

? The penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo reverse in 1937, though no business strikes were issued until 1938, and continued with the design until 1952. The design features a Kangaroo jumping to the left with AUSTRALIA around the top of the design, PENNY around the bottom, and the year right above that, just behind the Kangaroo's legs. The obverse features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND ...

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