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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
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62George V1911 2,832,0008.20122041556369160George V1912-H 2,400,000101525506280110260George V1913 2,160,0001421357189160200280George V1914 1,440,000121831627886140500George V1914-H 1,200,000121831627894110360George V1915-H 720,00030661502404109109701,400George V1916-I 3,600,0005.608.401428353866100George V1916-I MuleIncl. in above26,00039,00066,000130,000330,000350,000360,000380,000George V1917-I 5,760,000101627546874120130George V1918-I 1,440,00040601002003904908201,600George V1919 3,326,4001117295991100120120George V1920 4,113,60012183162778590260George V1921 5,280,0003.405.108.4016213862100George V1922 6,924,000*4.106.101020467084100George V1923 1,113,600*9401,3001,5002,4004,2007,40034,00076,000George V1924 681,6001117295974120230630George V1925 1,147,2001421357189150280510George V1926 4,132,0007.10101735445982150George V1927 3,072,0007.40111837465153140George V1928 2,318,4008.801322445667180200George V1929 2,635,2008.20122041516192220George V1930 638,4001218306186110200540George V1931 369,6007.1010173544100120480George V1932 2,553,6003.905.809.7019467481130George V1933 4,608,000*6.209.301534475489110George V1934 3,816,0007.90111939495457130George V1933/2 Overdate4,608,000*1.902.904.9010163060210George V1935 2,916,0005.808.701428363948140George V1936 2,562,2004.306.501021272931100George VI1938 3,014,0003.905.909.901924272872George VI Old Reverse1939 4,382,4005.3081326333674120George VI Roo Reverse1939 782,00012183061110130150710George VI1940 2,294,4001.702.604.408.7010314482George VI1941 5,011,2005.408.20132734373947George VI1942 720,0005.107.701225323537120George VI1942-Y 4,334,400469.901924282939George VI1942-I 6,000,0001.802.804.609.2011121379George VI1943 33,988,8063.104.607.701518202330George VI1943-I 6,000,0003.705.509.201823252630George VI1944 720,00057.401224527792160George VI1945 3,033,6008.70132143545962130George VI1945-Y Incl. in above7.50111837465160150George VI1946-Y 13,747,2003.605.409.101822243050George VI1947-Y 9,292,8000.240.340.561.403.407.801431George VI1948 4,608,0003.705.609.301823252741George VI1948-Y 25,552,8002.704.106.901317212650George VI1949-Y 22,310,4003.805.709.501923262737George VI1950-Y 12,014,4004.506.80112228313251George VI1951 29,422,0006.109.10153038414470George VI1951-Y Incl. in above0.200.280.461.102.705.701025George VI1951-PL 6,960,0000.160.220.340.922.505.701020George VI1952-A 1,831,6802.704.106.801317181922Elizabeth II1953-A 23,967,3600.180.240.4012.304.908.6020Elizabeth II1954-Y 21,962,8800.320.480.781.804.1091644Elizabeth II1955 9,342,7200.280.400.661.503.607.701437Elizabeth II1959 10,166,4000.160.220.340.861.903.806.4014Elizabeth II1960-Y 17,811,4000.180.240.380.982.304.808.5020Elizabeth II1961-Y 17,811,8400.140.200.320.8424.107.1016Elizabeth II1962-Y 10,258,5600.180.260.4212.1046.6014Elizabeth II1963-Y 16,410,2400.180.240.4012.304.908.6020Elizabeth II1964-Y 18,230,0000.160.220.340.861.903.806.4014Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.  MintagePR60George 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 Proof501,400George V1935 Proof126840George V1936 ProofUnknown George VI1938 Proof100*2,400George VI Roo Reverse1939 Proof1003,200George VI1942-Y ProofUnknown4,400George VI1942-I RestrikeUnknown George VI1943-I RestrikeUnknown George VI1945-Y Proof7 George VI1946-Y Proof13 George VI1947-Y Proof134,800George VI1948-Y Proof18 George VI1949-Y Proof16 George VI1950-Y Proof152,300George VI1951 Proof8 George VI1951-Y ProofIncl. in above George VI1951-PL ProofUnknown800George VI1952-A Proof16 Elizabeth II1953-A Proof20 Elizabeth II1954-Y Proof151,900Elizabeth II1955 Proof3011,300Elizabeth II1959 Proof1,50693Elizabeth II1960-Y Proof1,03060Elizabeth II1961-Y Proof1,04046Elizabeth II1962-Y Proof1,06431Elizabeth II1963-Y Proof1,06084Elizabeth 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. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.