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1951 Half Penny

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Australia

In 1951 the Perth and Melbourne Mints 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 Melbourne variety is notably more scarce than the Perth variety although it is still quite affordable until around MS64.

London 'PL' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-PL Half Penny.

Perth dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1951-Y Half Penny.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinThe number of coins struck of a particular designationThe tails side of the coina facility that produces coins

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