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1919 Australian Penny
Minted in Melbourne, Australia.
The obverse, (heads), has 177 outer rim denticals (London obverse), and features the image of Australia's, (England's), Monarch at the time, King George V facing to the left, with the legend reading the Latin "GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:"
This translates roughly to "George V, by the grace of God, King of all Britons, defender of the faith,
Emperor of India"
The reverse, (tails), has 177 outer rim denticals, with the words "ONE PENNY" in the center, scrolls above and below wording, all surrounded by a ring of inner denticals.
Outer rim legend reads "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA", with the date at the bottom, known as the 'COA' reverse.
The estimated values above are based on a combination of published guides, recent sales, projected values, and a variety of other sources.
They represent retail values and are provided as a guide only.
No allowance has been made for detractors, which will impact negatively on value.
Three primary variations of the 1919 Australian penny have been identified, all relating to mintmarks.
The mintmarks are in the form of dots, and are situated either side of the top and bottom scrolls.
Variations: 'no dots'
'dot below bottom scroll'
'dot above top scroll and below bottom scroll (double dot)'
|Composition||97% copper, 2.5% zinc, 0.5% tin|
|Mintage||approx. 5,810,000 (includes all 1919 varieties)|
|Scarcity||depends on variety|
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