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1947 George VI Penny – Y

The penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo Reverse in 1937 though no Business strikes were issued until 1938 and continued with the design until 1952. The design features a Kangaroo jumping to the left with ‘AUSTRALIA’ around the top of the design, ‘PENNY’ around the bottom and the year right above that, Continue Reading

1947 George VI Type I Florin

In 1937 the florin series was met with Kruger Gray’s design which features a decorated coat of arms at the centre of the reverse, ‘FLORIN’ up the top and ‘AUSTRALIA’ down below with the year of issue just above that. After the coronation of King George VI in 1937, the obverse changed to the uncrowned Continue Reading

1951 Jubilee Florin

1951 marks the Jubilee of Federation and to commemorate this, the third commemorative florin was struck, dubbed the Jubilee Florin, features a sword crossing a mace on the Reverse The tails side of the coin reverse, with a crown above and the Southern Cross within. On either side of the design are the dates, 1901 Continue Reading

1952 George VI Penny Miss-Strike

The Perth mint struck pennies in all years from 1950 on wards which is signified by a dot after the ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ or a dot after the ‘A’ of ‘AUSTRALIA’ in the case of the 1952. Coins sans a mint mark were struck at the Melbourne mint as per this example. Graded VF.

1953 Elizabeth II – Type I Florin

The Kruger Gray design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right. Graded F.

1953 Elizabeth II Penny

The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the Legend.  The Melbourne and Perth mints both struck pennies in 1953 with the 1953 Perth featuring a dot after the ‘A’ in ‘AUSTRALIA’ Continue Reading

1954 Royal Visit Florin

The Royal Visit florin was struck in 1954 to commemorative the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia on 3rd February 1954. Graded F.

1957 – Y Elizabeth II Penny

The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency.  The series was struck by both the Melbourne and Perth Mint with the Perth minted pennies featuring a dot after the ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ Perth Continue Reading

1961 – Y Elizabeth II Penny

The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency.  The series was struck by both the Melbourne and Perth Mint with the Perth minted pennies featuring a dot after the ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ Perth Continue Reading

1962 – Y Elizabeth II Penny

The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency.  The series was struck by both the Melbourne and Perth Mint with the Perth minted pennies featuring a dot after the ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ Perth Continue Reading

1964 Elizabeth II Penny

The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency.  The series was struck by both the Melbourne and Perth Mint with the Perth minted pennies featuring a dot after the ‘Y’ of ‘PENNY’ Perth Continue Reading