Mintage:29,422,000 Figure shared with: 1951-Y Reverse Designer:George Kruger GrayObverse Designer:Thomas H. PagetSize:26mmWeight:5.67gEdge:PlainComposition:97% Copper 2.5% Zinc 0.5% Tin
In 1951 the Perth and Melbourne Mints produced 29,422,000 Half Penny pieces. In the same year the Royal
Mint in London produced 6,960,000 pennies. The London variety can be distinguished by a 'PL' mint-mark and the
Perth Mint variety can be be distinguished by a dot mint-mark located
in the same spot. The Melbourne variety is notably more scarce than the Perth variety although it is still quite affordable
until around MS64.
London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Half Penny.
Perth dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-Y Half Penny.
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