The 1953 Penny was the first year in the Queen Elizabeth II series. It was struck at both the Royal Mint branches in Melbourne and Perth with total mintage's of 6,936,000 and 6,202,800 respectively. These two varieties can be differentiated by a small dot mint-mark located after 'AUSTRALIA' on the Perth issue. As a result of the similar mintage figures both mint varieties demand relatively similar prices and are very affordable into mint-state.
It has been discovered that there are also two varieties of the Melbourne Mint pieces which can be differentiated by the '5' in the date. The '5' on the first variety has pronounced serif on the upper right 'hat' of the number. The second variety is far more rare and features a much less pronounced serif in this same location.
MintageMintageMintageValues 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.