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1942-Y Penny

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In 1942 the Australian Penny was struck at both the Perth and Bombay Mint. There is one Perth variety which can be identified by a small dot after the Y in 'PENNY' and two Bombay varieties; both featuring dots before the 'P' and after the 'Y' in Penny and only one featuring a small 'I' mint-mark under the obverse effigy. The Perth variety was struck to a mintage of 12,244,800 which was a reasonably large mintage for the series. The type is quite affordable across most grades, only becoming quite valuable beyond MS63.

Dot mint-mark on the reverse of a 1942-Y Penny.

The tails side of the coinThe 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 coina facility that produces coinsThe number of coins struck of a particular designation

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