Obverse:||King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget.|
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse:||Kangaroo - Design by George Kruger Gray.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA - PENNY - 1951
|Weight:||9.45 grams (145.8 grains).|
|Size:||30.8 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin|
|Mintage:||Perth: Circulation - 12,888,000|
Proof - 14.
Mintmarks:||Dot after Y of PENNY on reverse.|
1951 Y. PENNY
The proof version of the 1951 Perth Penny (with dot after Y of PENNY) is not shown in many Australian coin catalogues. The reason for this is unclear, possibly because of the extreme rarity of availability in the marketplace. Of the 14 examples struck, most reside in public institutions.
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