Mintage:3 KnownReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:31mmWeight:9.45gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
penny is a proof of record striking produced at the Melbourne
mint. Whilst not particularly scarcer than the other
pennies from 1923 to 1933, the
1925 penny enjoys strong premiums over the other issues due to its perceived scarcity owing to the key
datebusiness strikeas seen with a 2009 sale at $291,250
(Noble Numismatics, 2009)
. The penny, like other
pennies of the era, is known by fewer than 10 examples and can be characterized by a flawless strike with a strong presence
of die polishing striations, even rim beading and a semi-mirror finish,
though this may lost through toning.
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