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Australia George VI

1942-Y  Penny reverse 1942-Y  Penny obverse

1942-Y Penny

Reverse Designer:George Kruger Gray Obverse Designer:Thomas H. Paget Size:31mm Weight:9.45g Edge:Plain Composition:97% Copper
2.5% Zinc
0.5% Tin


Sales History


In 1942 the Australian Penny was struck at both the Perth and Bombay Mint. There is one Perth variety which can be identified by a small dot after the Y in 'PENNY' and two Bombay varieties; both featuring dots before the 'P' and after the 'Y' in Penny and only one featuring a small 'I' mint -mark under the obverse effigy. The Perth variety was struck to a mintage of 12,244,800 which was a reasonably large mintage for the series. The type is quite affordable across most grades, only becoming quite valuable beyond MS63.

Dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1942-Y Penny. Dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1942-Y Penny.

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