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Penny


George VI Type I (1937 - 48)
The penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo
reverse in 1937 though no
business strikes were issued until 1938 and continued with the design until 1952. The design features a Kangaroo jumping to the left with 'AUSTRALIA' around the top of the design, 'PENNY' around the bottom and the year right above that, just behind the Kangaroo's legs. The
obverse features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the
legend, 'GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP' ('George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India') and was used up until 1948 then changed because of the independence of India.

Date set collectors will have no problems completing the series with the
key dates, the 1940-KG, 1944, 1946 and 1948-Y being readily available in lower grades though the 1946 tends to command reasonably strong prices. In
mint state, type set collectors would find best value in the 1938, 1947 and 1948 pennies.

Pennies in this series were struck at the Melbourne, Bombay and Perth
mints. Perth
mint pennies feature a dot
mintmark after the 'Y' of 'PENNY' and no dot before 'PENNY' whereas the Bombay
mint pennies featured both dots and also the
mintmark 'I' under the bust on the
obverse. All other pennies in the series were struck at the Melbourne
mint.
Contents
Business Strikes
Proof Strikes
Currently Available
Glossary
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Thomas H. Paget
Weight
9.45 grams
Size
30.8 mm
Composition
Copper: 97%
Zinc: 2.5%
Tin: 0.5%
Bullion Value
$0.07
Penny - Type I George VI Reverse
Reverse

Penny - Type I George VI Reverse
Obverse

Business Strikes

  Mintage     XF40 AU50 AU55 AU58 MS62BN MS63RB MS64RB MS65RB
1938 5,552,400     10¢ $1 $10 $38 $55 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1939 6,240,000     10¢ 20¢ $6 $38 $85
1940 4,075,200     10¢ $2 $28 $75 $125
1940 K.G 1,113,600     $24 $100 $500 $1250 $2350
1941 1,588,000     20¢ $1 $5 $55 $110
1941 K.G 12,794,000     $1 $5 $20 $36 $230
1941-Y Incl. in above     10¢ $2 $14 $28 $85
1942-I 9,000,000     10¢ $1 $12 $28 $70
1942-Y 12,244,800     10¢ $1 $10 $30 $60
1943 11,112,000     10¢ $1 $14 $26 $75
1943-I 9,000,000     10¢ $1 $12 $34 $65
1943-Y 33,086,400     10¢ $1 $9 $18 $28
1944 2,112,000     $4 $14 $32 $65 $125
1944-Y 27,830,800     10¢ 50¢ $3 $6 $46
1945-Y 15,172,800     10¢ $3 $14 $30 $310
1946 363,000     $90 $135 $360 $470 $1300
1947 6,864,000     10¢ $1 $3 $8 $18
1947-Y 4,490,400     45¢ $2 $42 $75 $110
1948 26,616,000     10¢ 15¢ $4 $9 $18
1948-Y 1,534,000     $5 $28 $70 $270 $775

Proof Strikes

  Mintage     PR62BN PR63RB PR64RD
1937 Pattern 10 Known     $180K Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1937 Uniface in Silver Unique     RARE
1937 Uniface Pattern 8 Known     $275K
1938 Proof 100     $13.5K
1939 Proof Unknown     $20.5K
1940 Proof K. G. 5     $46K
1941 Proof K. G. 7     $36K
1942-I Restrike Unknown     $15.5K
1942-Y Proof 11     $30K
1943-I Restrike Unknown     $15.5K
1943-Y Proof 12     $30K
1944-Y Proof 12     $28K
1945 Pattern 4 Known     $180K
1945-Y Proof 11     $33K
1947-Y Proof 19     $25K
1948-Y Proof 16     $23K

Currently Available

Australia George VI - 1938 Penny Current Bid: $7.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $80 - $100
Bidders: 2
Lot 8677 PCGS MS63BN 36 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 George VI - 1938 Penny Current Bid: $111.00 (5 bids)
Estimate: $195 - $240
Bidders: 4
Lot 86 PCGS MS64RB 15 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 George VI - 1939 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $20
Bidders: 1
Lot 384 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1940 Penny Current Bid: $16.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $155 - $190
Bidders: 2
Lot 87 PCGS MS63BN 15 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 George VI - 1940 K.G Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9327 Uncertified about Very Fine 38 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 George VI - 1940 Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $12 - $16
Lot 9316 Uncertified Extremely Fine 38 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 George VI - 1940 Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 2
Lot 385 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1941 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $2
Bidders: 1
Lot 386 Uncertified Extremely Fine 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1941-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $20
Bidders: 1
Lot 9054 Uncertified about Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1941-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $65 - $80
Bidders: 1
Lot 387 Uncertified Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1942-I Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $48 - $60
Bidders: 1
Lot 388 Uncertified Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1942-I Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 1
Lot 9036 Uncertified Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1942-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 389 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1943-I Penny Current Bid: $1000.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $1000 - $1200
Bidders: 1
Lot 88 PCGS MS62BN 15 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 George VI - 1943 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $8 - $10
Bidders: 1
Lot 9061 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 60 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 George VI - 1943 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $5 - $6
Bidders: 1
Lot 8760 Uncertified Extremely Fine 38 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 George VI - 1943 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $18
Bidders: 1
Lot 390 Uncertified good Extremely Fine 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1943-I Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $20
Bidders: 1
Lot 391 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1944-Y Penny Current Bid: $235.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $340 - $410
Bidders: 2
Lot 89 PCGS MS64BN 15 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 George VI - 1944 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 9055 Uncertified Extremely Fine 38 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 George VI - 1944 Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 2
Lot 392 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1944-Y Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9324 Uncertified Extremely Fine 94 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 George VI - 1944-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 8764 Uncertified about Uncirculated 60 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 George VI - 1944-Y Penny Current Bid: $16.50 (3 bids)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 3
Lot 393 Uncertified Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1944-Y Penny Current Bid: $20.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $65 - $80
Bidders: 2
Lot 8763 Uncertified Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1945-Y Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $12 - $16
Lot 9318 Uncertified about Extremely Fine 122 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
Australia George VI - 1945-Y Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9323 Uncertified Extremely Fine 150 days
NumisBid Auction #37
Other Australian Coins
19-September-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1945-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $75
Bidders: 1
Lot 9304 Uncertified about Uncirculated 60 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 George VI - 1945-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $32 - $40
Bidders: 1
Lot 9311 Uncertified about Uncirculated 94 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 George VI - 1945-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 1
Lot 8766 Uncertified about Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1945-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $44 - $55
Bidders: 1
Lot 394 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 1
Lot 7040 Uncertified Fine 94 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 George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $50 - $60
Bidders: 1
Lot 7031 Uncertified good Fine 60 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 George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 1
Lot 7030 Uncertified about Very Fine 38 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 George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $50 - $65
Bidders: 1
Lot 9032 Uncertified Very Fine 177 days
NumisBid Auction #38
Thursday Evening Session
16-October-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $30.00 (6 bids)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 3
Lot 7796 Uncertified Very Fine 122 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
Australia George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 1
Lot 8767 Uncertified good Very Fine 150 days
NumisBid Auction #37
Other Australian Coins
19-September-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1946 Penny Current Bid: $27.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $75 - $90
Bidders: 2
Lot 395 Uncertified about Very Good 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1947 Penny Current Bid: $20.01 (4 bids)
Estimate: $48 - $60
Bidders: 3
Lot 90 PCGS MS62RB 15 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 George VI - 1947 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 396 Uncertified Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1947 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $16
Bidders: 1
Lot 9053 Uncertified Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1947-Y Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $50 - $65
Bidders: 1
Lot 397 Uncertified about Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1948 Penny Current Bid: $5.50 (6 bids)
Estimate: $30 - $36
Bidders: 2
Lot 398 Uncertified Uncirculated 17 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1948 Penny Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 2
Lot 8609 Uncertified Uncirculated 38 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 George VI - 1948 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $18
Bidders: 1
Lot 8770 Uncertified Uncirculated 94 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 George VI - 1948 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $16 - $18
Bidders: 1
Lot 8771 Uncertified Uncirculated 122 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
Australia George VI - 1948 Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $16 - $20
Lot 9319 Uncertified Uncirculated 150 days
NumisBid Auction #37
Other Australian Coins
19-September-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia George VI - 1948 Penny Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $20 - $24
Bidders: 1
Lot 8769 Uncertified Uncirculated 60 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 George VI - 1948-Y Penny Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $4 - $5
Lot 9331 Uncertified good Very Fine 38 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
 

Glossary

  • reverse - The tails side of the coin
  • business strike - A coin struck for circulation
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • key date - A difficult date to acquire in any grade, hence being the key to a series
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mint - a facility that produces coins
  • mintmark - A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin

Numismatic Glossary - View the full glossary of numismatic terms.


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