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1951-Y Penny

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In 1951 the Royal Mint in London produced 18,000,000 Pennies for Australia. In the same year the Melbourne Mint produced a further 21,240,000 pieces and the Perth Mint an additional 12,888,000. The Perth variety can be distinguished from other varieties by a small dot mint-mark located along the right of the denomination 'PENNY'. The London Mint variety can be differentiated by a small 'PL' mint-mark right of the denomination 'PENNY'.

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

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

The 1951-Y Penny is substantially scarcer than the London and Melbourne variety. Collectors seeking a mint-state example will struggle, especially if sought with a good strike.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coina facility that produces coins

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