Mintage:5,817,600 Figure shared with: 1933/2 Overdate Reverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:31mmWeight:9.45gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
The 1933 penny is one of the more common dates in the series, both in circulated grades and in mint state
. Acquiring the coin with original mint brilliance however, can still represent quite a challenge.
Just shy of 6 million pieces were produced at the Melbourne
accounting for its availability today. Six of the 1933 working dies were produced from unused 1932
producing the 1933/32
are fairly scarce and tend to command a premium even in circulated grades. This
can be quite difficult to notice and is best detected by the presence of a protruding tip at the end of the top half
of the 2nd 3 in the date and with the aid of a magnifying glass, can be detected by the presence of the back of a 2 just
right of the back of the 2nd 3.
Regular 1933 Penny
The Melbourne mint also produced a proof strike in 1933.
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