Mintage:29,422,000 Figure shared with: 1951 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 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.
London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Half Penny.
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