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1951-Y  Half Penny reverse 1951-Y  Half Penny obverse

1951-Y Half Penny

Mintage:29,422,000
Figure shared with:
1951
Reverse Designer:George Kruger Gray Obverse Designer:Thomas H. Paget Size:26mm Weight:5.67g Edge:Plain Composition:97% Copper
2.5% Zinc
0.5% Tin

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Sales History

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In 1951 the Perth and Melbourne Mint 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 Perth variety is easily obtainable and very affordable in almost all grades.

Perth dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-Y Half Penny. Perth dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-Y Half Penny.

London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Half Penny. London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Half Penny.

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