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1961-Y Half Penny


The 1961 Perth mint half penny, like other Perth mint issues in the series comes in a salmon pink colour or a chocolate brown colour and is typically plagued by impaired
dies and as such is difficult to source in the upper
mint state grades. The coin typically tones olive or a red brick colour, which should not be confused with original
mint brilliance.
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Mintage
17,811,840
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Mary Gillick
Size
25.5 mm
Composition
Copper: 97%
Zinc: 2.5%
Tin: 0.5%
Bullion Value
$0.04
1961-Y  Half Penny Reverse
Reverse

1961-Y  Half Penny Reverse
Obverse

Values

Grade Value AUD
AU50 20¢
AU55 25¢
AU58 45¢
MS62BN $9
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Currently Available

Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Current Bid: $20.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $40 - $50
Bidders: 2
Lot 8657 PCGS MS64RB 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Current Bid: $2200.00 (12 bids)
Estimate: $4000 - $4800
Bidders: 6
Lot 8658 PCGS MS67RB 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
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Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $80 - $125
Bidders: 1
Lot 8984 PCGS MS65RB 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Coins
28-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9259 Uncertified Uncirculated 41 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $6 - $8
Lot 9261 Uncertified Uncirculated 63 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Other Australian Coins
21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $6 - $8
Lot 9263 Uncertified Uncirculated 97 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Other Australian Coins
25-July-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961-Y Half Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9264 Uncertified Uncirculated 125 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Other Australian Coins
22-August-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013

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Glossary

  • die - A cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coin
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mint brilliance - The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coin

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