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Penny

1955 - 64

Elizabeth II

Type II

The Kangaroo design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the penny series in 1964. This type features a slightly reworded obverse legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'), which was modified after public outcry that the previous type omitted FIDEI DEF ('defender of the faith'). All dates in the series are easy to acquire in mint state, though the 1959 plain from the Melbourne mint is quite scarce. Finding any date beyond MS64 is a challenge, however, they do turn up from time to time. The series was struck by both the Melbourne and Perth mint.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS661955 6,336,0002629303258701503601955-Y 11,109,60042444758691102105401956 13,872,00019212125471001102201956-Y 12,121,00040444656661001404701957-Y 15,978,000353840485864841,7001958 10,012,8002.5058.40183157794501958-Y 14,428,0003.707.50122937531509901959 1,617,00046515481981202405401959-Y 14,428,0002.404.8081741581104901960-Y 20,515,2002.905.9010222836675501961-Y 30,607,2003.707.40122936443107601962-Y 34,851,6002.705.408.90192426892201963-Y 10,258,5602.404.908.30182530481701964 10,000,0002.104.106.8014213239491964-Y 54,590,0002.605.208.801922273877 MintagePR60RDPR61RDPR62RDPR63RDPR64RDPR65RDPR66RDPR67RD1955 Proof3191201602106808209902,80038,0001955-Y Proof3014,7006,6008,20010,00019,00021,00022,00024,0001956 Proof1,0081302703303605201,5005,2009,3001956-Y Proof4173,5004,9005,9009,40012,00013,00014,00014,0001957-Y Mirror Proof4704509501,0001,1002,0002,3002,4002,5001957-Y Brilliant and Matte Proof6424004205007308008801,30010,0001958 Proof1,5061001402103003501,7006,80012,0001958-Y Proof1,0281802503404605606101,3005,9001959 Proof1,5061702303109201,4002,30012,00021,0001959-Y Proof1,0301702303003404105701,0003,0001959 Proof SilverUnique        1960-Y Proof1,0302303104205406607808703,4001961-Y Proof1,0401502002703303909101,3004,6001962-Y Proof1,064911101501903104308202,5001963-Y Proof1,100971201602503006307101,8001964-Y Proof2         MintageSP63RDSP64RDSP65RDSP66RDSP67RD1955 Specimen1,1055007508609401,0001956 Specimen508     Values 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.