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1961-Y Half Penny

Elizabeth II

Australia

1961-Y Half Penny Reverse1961-Y Half Penny Obverse Mintage17,811,840Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight5.67 gramsSize25.5 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.04
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 A cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coindiesdie and as such is difficult to source in the upper A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades. The coin typically tones olive or a red brick colour, which should not be confused with original The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance.

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