1933 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. The 1933 penny has no mint mark.
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.
|Composition||97% copper, 2.5% zinc, 0.5% tin|
|Mintage||approx. 5,817,000 (including varieties)
|Scarcity||readily available in low to mid grades
A scarce variety of the 1933 penny exists known as the '1933-32 overdate' penny.
This overdate variety has occurred due to some of the dies used in the manufacture of 1932 pennies being reworked and used again in the manufacture of some 1933 pennies.
The '2' in 1932 was not completely removed in some dies prior to the last '3' being reworked, resulting in part of the 2 showing through underneath the last '3' in coins minted using these dies.
You should be able to see this anomaly clearly under magnification on all 1933-32 overdate pennies, although some are more subtle than others.
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1933 Australian penny
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