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1933 Penny

The 1933 penny is one of the more common dates in the series, both in circulated grades and in
mint state. Acquiring the coin with original
mint brilliance however, can still represent quite a challenge.

Just shy of 6 million pieces were produced at the Melbourne
mint accounting for its availability today. Six of the 1933
working dies were produced from unused 1932
dies producing the 1933/32
variety (1933/2 Overdate Penny). These are fairly scarce and tend to command a premium even in circulated grades. This
variety 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 Penny1933/2 Overdate Penny
Regular 1933 Penny1933/2 Overdate Penny

The Melbourne
mint also produced a
proof strike in 1933 (1933 Proof Penny).
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Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
Sir E. B. MacKennel
30.8 mm
Copper: 97%
Zinc: 2.5%
Tin: 0.5%
Bullion Value
1933  Penny Reverse

1933  Penny Reverse


Grade Value AUD
F12 $1
VF20 $2
XF40 $4
XF45 $6
AU50 $8
AU55 $32
AU58 $55
MS62BN $145
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Australia George V - 1933 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $75
Bidders: 1
Lot 9063 Uncertified about Uncirculated 21 days
NumisBid Auction #32
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09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013

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  • 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
  • mint - a facility that produces coins
  • working die - The die with a reversed impression of the coin used to strike the actual coins
  • die - A cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coin
  • overdate - A coin with a numeral in the date punched or tooled over another numeral
  • variety - A coin which features a slightly different design from that which is normally seen
  • proof - A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulation

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