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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 2,832,00011131527374448100130160340George V1912-H 2,400,000131419344570120250300370460George V1913 2,160,000131520306187100180530660810George V1914 1,440,00021232534596084310460740770George V1914-H 1,200,0001213204250551506208801,2001,700George V1915-H 720,00022401001602605106209001,0006,7007,400George V1916-I 3,600,0001011121926304788100170690George V1916-I MuleIncl. in above6115092085,000230,000380,000510,000760,000840,000930,0001,000,000George V1917-I 5,760,0001111121651537986170200290George V1918-I 1,440,0001116441302303205401,1001,3002,1003,100George V1919 3,326,400121417325788100120180260320George V1920 4,113,6001010111222385374120200260George V1921 5,280,000121317181927458499130210George V1922 6,924,000*11121318345763698195530George V1923 1,113,600*4004304901,2002,4004,30021,00032,00035,00039,00043,000George V1924 681,6001213184754771203402,3003,2006,700George V1925 1,147,20010101319901201502003907102,400George V1926 4,132,00010101020354953110140270450George V1927 3,072,0001010111318253885210230550George V1928 2,318,4001010111548871202202503902,000George V1929 2,635,20010101116232861130240490770George V1930 638,4001112152952551502705202,1007,900George V1931 369,600111215203059761706501,3002,500George V1932 2,553,600101011172935456481280450George V1933 4,608,000*1010101517405069130200300George V1934 3,816,00010101012182842110150190270George V1933/2 Overdate4,608,000*17234086120150170190200460960George V1935 2,916,00010101114192636160170190540George V1936 2,562,200101010111217245889150280George VI1938 3,014,00010101010131517384658120George VI Old Reverse1939 4,382,40010101113152932768595240George VI Roo Reverse1939 782,0001725262662861001204008901,900George VI1940 2,294,400101011111217266177180330George VI1941 5,011,20010101111121720435170250George VI1942 720,000101012254979911102202902,100George VI1942-Y 4,334,40010101010102629687823015,000George VI1942-I 6,000,000111113172021304143100730George VI1943 33,988,8061010101111161626313749George VI1943-I 6,000,00011111317202123252636120George VI1944 720,000101111133142511602208001,100George VI1945 3,033,60010101010152747110120240510George VI1945-Y Incl. in above101111141738548891590870George VI1946-Y 13,747,200101010111111183683200820George VI1947-Y 9,292,800101010111216192558120790George VI1948 4,608,0001010101111121230525977George VI1948-Y 25,552,8001010101011192229312101,200George VI1949-Y 22,310,400101010111112182046110400George VI1950-Y 12,014,40010101011111112306087250George VI1951 29,422,000101010111119337999150690George VI1951-Y Incl. in above10101011111112203854110George VI1951-PL 6,960,0001010101111111520232960George VI1952-A 1,831,680101010101521233177170380Elizabeth II1953-A 23,967,36010101112121313132637340Elizabeth II1954-Y 21,962,88010101011121212233146200Elizabeth II1955 9,342,72010101011111518353877300Elizabeth II1959 10,166,4001010101010121321253043Elizabeth II1960-Y 17,811,4001010101010101213172127Elizabeth II1961-Y 17,811,8401010101010101010151932Elizabeth II1962-Y 10,258,5601010101010101115192427Elizabeth II1963-Y 16,410,2401010101011111113152129Elizabeth II1964-Y 18,230,0001010101010101013141928  MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George V1923 Proof2 Known      George V1914-H Proof1 Known      George V1924 ProofUnknown6,3007,0007,8008,7009,70010,000George 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 Proof504,7005,2005,8006,4007,1007,900George V1935 Proof1261,6001,8002,0002,1002,3002,900George V1936 ProofUnknown      George VI1938 Proof100*5,6006,2006,9007,7008,5009,400George VI Roo Reverse1939 Proof1002,2002,4002,6002,9004,8007,800George VI1942-Y ProofUnknown9,90011,00012,00014,00015,00017,000George VI1942-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1943-I RestrikeUnknown      George VI1945-Y Proof7      George VI1946-Y Proof13      George VI1947-Y Proof13      George VI1948-Y Proof18      George VI1949-Y Proof16      George VI1950-Y Proof152,3002,5002,8003,1003,4004,000George VI1951 Proof8      George VI1951-Y ProofIncl. in above      George VI1951-PL ProofUnknown3,0003,3003,6004,0004,4004,800George VI1952-A Proof16      Elizabeth II1953-A Proof20      Elizabeth II1954-Y Proof156,6007,3008,2009,00010,00011,000Elizabeth II1955 Proof3011,0001,1001,2002,2004,5005,200Elizabeth II1959 Proof1,506100100100140170220Elizabeth II1960-Y Proof1,030140140150160160170Elizabeth II1961-Y Proof1,04097100100100110110Elizabeth II1962-Y Proof1,0645455575960150Elizabeth II1963-Y Proof1,060778083858892Elizabeth 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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