1933 Penny Reverse1933 Penny ObverseMintage5,817,600 Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight11.34 gramsSize30.8 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1933DenominationPennyVarietyGeorge VPrefixMSWeight11.3400013953Size30.8EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0083Mintage5817600Mintage InfoMintage Shares11281933/2 Overdate PennyCompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value10cThe 1933 penny is one of the more common dates in the series, both in circulated grades and in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state. Acquiring the coin with original The original golden-red-orange-pink colour of a copper coinmint brilliancemint brilliance however, can still represent quite a challenge.
Just shy of 6 million pieces were produced at the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint accounting for its availability today. Six of the 1933 The die with a reversed impression of the coin used to strike the actual coinsworking diesworking die were produced from unused 1932 A cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coindiesdie producing the 1933/32 A coin with a numeral in the date punched or tooled over another numeraloverdateoverdateA coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seenvarietyvariety1933/2 Overdate Penny1128(learn more). These are fairly scarce and tend to command a premium even in circulated grades. This A coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seenvarietyvariety can be quite difficult to notice and is best detected by the presence of a protruding tip at the end of the top half of the 2nd 3 in the date and with the aid of a magnifying glass, can be detected by the presence of the back of a 2 just right of the back of the 2nd 3.
Regular 1933 Penny
1933/2 Overdate Penny
The Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint also produced a A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationproofproof strike in 1933 1933 Proof Penny1624(learn more).