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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

Values

Sales History

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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