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MintageOnly 117,600 pieces were dated 1925, the rest were dated 1924949,600Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight9.45 gramsSize30.8 mmCompositionCopper97.0%Zinc2.5%Tin0.5%Bullion Value$0.07The 1925 penny is a A difficult date to acquire in any grade, hence being the key to a serieskey date of the penny series, after Australia's glamor coin, the 1930 penny (learn more). A total of 117,600 pennies were struck at the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmint that year, along with 832,000 pennies at the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmint indicating a total The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage of 949,600 coins. The soon to close Sydney a facility that produces coinsmint however, struck pennies that year using 1924 dies and consequently only 117,600 pennies were struck with the date of 1925 (Triton Technologies International Ltd, 2001) making it the 2nd scarcest A coin struck for circulationbusiness strike penny (aside from A coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seenvarieties).
The 1925 penny is keenly sought after in all grades due to the popularity of assembling penny sets but in recent times has enjoyed much stronger demand brought about by speculating collectors hoarding the date in order to benefit from collectors eventually needing to source the date to help complete their collections.
While 1925 pennies do appear at auction described as bring uncirculated several times per year, very few of these coins are actually able to be certified at the A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state level and in general either no grade for cleaning, or slab at the AU55-58 level. Consequently they are highly sought after in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state slabs with PCGS only having certified two examples (PCGS Population Report, 2010).
With such a low The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage and having been struck at a single a facility that produces coinsmint, the likelihood of A coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seenvarieties existing is very low. Despite this, one A coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seenvariety has been sighted which involves a broken second 'N' in 'PENNY' (Triton Technologies International Ltd, 2001). This is most likely some form of Filling of a device on the die with residue, usually oil from die cleaning, causing parts of the design not to be complete when the coin is struckdie fill which occurs in later strikes and consequently only commands small premiums in lower grades.
Broken 'N' in 'PENNY'
In 1925 the Melbourne mint also produced a A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationproof penny (learn more).
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