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Half Penny

1911 - 64

The half penny series was first issued in 1911 at the beginning of Australian coinage. During its period of circulation three monarchs were featured on the obverse - George V (1911 - 1936), George VI (1938 - 1952), and Elizabeth II (1953 - 1964). Two reverse designs were utilised, the first design was by W.H.J Blackmore and was entirely text-based. This design was used until 1939 when it was changed to Kruger Gray's iconic bounding kangaroo obverse. The half penny series concluded in 1964 when decimal currency was introduced in Australia.

The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coin
George V1911 - 36George VI1938 - 52Elizabeth II1953 - 64
  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65George V1911 2,832,0007.40111837505863150170400460George V1912-H 2,400,0009.201322455773100230320430510George V1913 2,160,00013193265811401802608301,0001,400George V1914 1,440,0001117285771781304605501,0001,600George V1914-H 1,200,0001117285771861003301,0001,2002,500George V1915-H 720,00027601302203708308801,3001,5009,20013,000George V1916-I 3,600,0005.107.70122532356097130400610George V1916-I MuleIncl. in above24,00036,00060,000120,000300,000320,000330,000340,000340,000350,000350,000George V1917-I 5,760,0009.901424496268110120280330440George V1918-I 1,440,0003654911803604507501,5002,4005,7008,200George V1919 3,326,400101627548398110110130480520George V1920 4,113,60011172856707782240250310830George V1921 5,280,0003.104.607.701519355796210250430George V1922 6,924,000*3.705.609.301842647793130160720George V1923 1,113,600*8601,2001,4002,2003,8006,70031,00069,00072,00074,00076,000George V1924 681,60010162754671102105703,0004,4009,200George V1925 1,147,20013193265811402604705601,0004,000George V1926 4,132,0006.509.8016324053751402206001,100George V1927 3,072,0006.80101633424649120140260780George V1928 2,318,400812204051611701802005606,500George V1929 2,635,2007.501118374656842002906801,100George V1930 638,40011162856781001804905901,30010,000George V1931 369,6006.509.70163240931104407301,7002,200George V1932 2,553,6003.505.308.8017426874120250390670George V1933 4,608,000*5.708.501431434981100150200650George V1934 3,816,0007.20101836454952120140160350George V1933/2 Overdate4,608,000*1.802.704.509.30142754190280610730George V1935 2,916,0005.307.901326323644120140180620George V1936 2,562,2003.905.909.801924272898100130350George VI1938 3,014,0003.605.40918222426667388140George VI Old Reverse1939 4,382,4004.807.201224303368110120170660George VI Roo Reverse1939 782,000111628561001201306407901,1002,700George VI1940 2,294,4001.602.4047.909.90294074120150350George VI1941 5,011,20057.4012243134364398110120George VI1942 720,0004.60711232932331101304704,400George VI1942-Y 4,334,4003.605.409182225273614029021,000George VI1942-I 6,000,0001.702.504.208.40101112727990190George VI1943 33,988,8062.804.2071416182127334352George VI1943-I 6,000,0003.3058.3016202224273047130George VI1944 720,0004.506.8011224870841402104502,100George VI1945 3,033,6007.90111939495457110190400750George VI1945-Y Incl. in above6.801017344246551402603304,100George VI1946-Y 13,747,2003.3058.3016202227451001501,300George VI1947-Y 9,292,8000.220.320.501.203.107.101328884801,400George VI1948 4,608,0003.405.108.501721232437618896George VI1948-Y 25,552,8002.503.806.20121519234650662,200George VI1949-Y 22,310,4003.405.208.60172123253461100610George VI1950-Y 12,014,4004.106.2010202528304756220510George VI1951 29,422,0005.508.301327343840631002001,100George VI1951-Y Incl. in above0.180.260.4212.405.209.30224377100George VI1951-PL 6,960,0000.140.200.300.842.305.209.7018243742George VI1952-A 1,831,6802.503.706.20121517172088290610Elizabeth II1953-A 23,967,3600.160.220.360.922.104.507.90193241120Elizabeth II1954-Y 21,962,8800.300.440.701.603.808.201540506084Elizabeth II1955 9,342,7200.260.360.601.403.307.10123348150400Elizabeth II1959 10,166,4000.140.200.320.781.703.505.8013164351Elizabeth II1960-Y 17,811,4000.160.220.360.902.104.407.7018212629Elizabeth II1961-Y 17,811,8400.140.180.300.761.803.806.5015182730Elizabeth II1962-Y 10,258,5600.160.240.380.921.903.706.1013162732Elizabeth II1963-Y 16,410,2400.160.220.360.922.104.507.9019222429Elizabeth II1964-Y 18,230,0000.140.200.320.781.703.505.9013172225  MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George V1923 Proof2 Known      George V1914-H Proof1 Known      George V1924 ProofUnknown      George V1925 ProofUnknown      George V1926 ProofUnknown      George V1927 Proof5 Known      George V1928 ProofUnknown      George V1929 ProofUnknown      George V1930 Proof6 Known      George V1931 ProofUnknown      George V1932 ProofUnknown      George V1933 ProofUnknown      George V1934 Proof501,3001,7002,4003,4005,1007,700George V1935 Proof1267701,0001,5002,3004,0004,900George V1936 ProofUnknown      George VI1938 Proof100*2,2003,2004,7007,30011,00020,000George VI Roo Reverse1939 Proof1002,9004,3006,70010,00011,00012,000George VI1942-Y ProofUnknown4,0005,9009,00014,00028,00039,000George VI1942-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1943-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1945-Y Proof7      George VI1946-Y Proof13      George VI1947-Y Proof134,4006,1009,00013,00022,00044,000George VI1948-Y Proof18      George VI1949-Y Proof16      George VI1950-Y Proof152,1003,2004,9007,70013,00015,000George VI1951 Proof8      George VI1951-Y ProofIncl. in above      George VI1951-PL ProofUnknown7309501,2001,8002,7004,100George VI1952-A Proof16      Elizabeth II1953-A Proof20      Elizabeth II1954-Y Proof151,7002,6004,0007,1007,9008,400Elizabeth II1955 Proof3011,2001,8002,8003,5007,1008,100Elizabeth II1959 Proof1,50685110150180200220Elizabeth II1960-Y Proof1,030557295120160260Elizabeth II1961-Y Proof1,04042526787110150Elizabeth II1962-Y Proof1,0642836476281270Elizabeth II1963-Y Proof1,06077100130180250270Elizabeth II1964-Y ProofUnique      12Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. 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