Mintage:4,075,200 Reverse Designer:George Kruger GrayObverse Designer:Thomas H. PagetSize:31mmWeight:9.45gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
In 1940 the Australian Penny was struck at both the Melbourne and Perth branches of the Royal
Mint. The Melbourne Mint piece features no mint-mark while
the Perth Mint piece can be differentiated by a small dot between
'KG' - the designers initials, which are located on the right of the reverse
. The Melbourne Mint produced 4,075,200 pieces which was substantially
larger than the 1,113,600 pieces struck at the Perth Mint. As a result
the Melbourne variety is reasonably affordable in circulated grades, only becoming somewhat valuable in mint-state.
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