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Australia1944 Penny Reverse1944 Penny Obverse
Mintage2,112,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight9.45 gramsSize30.8 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1944DenominationPennyVarietyGeorge VIPrefixMSWeight9.45Size30.8EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.0083Mintage2112000CompositionCopper97.0%0.9700000286Zinc2.5%0.0250000004Tin0.5%0.0049999999Copper0.9700000286Zinc0.0250000004Tin0.0049999999Bullion Value5c The 1944 penny was struck at the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint and is one of the semi-A difficult date to acquire in any grade, hence being the key to a serieskey dateskey date of the George VI penny series with a relatively low The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of about 2 million coins. In lower grades its reasonably difficult to acquire but can still be found in dealer's junk boxes. In A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state the date can be quite difficult to acquire although characteristic strong strikes do permit higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades.
In 1944 the Perth a facility that produces coinsmintmint also struck pennies 1944-Y Penny1157(learn more) bearing dot A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark after the Y of PENNY as below:
Dot mintmark on the 1944 Perth mint penny
The Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint 1944 penny does not display this dot A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark and while generally scarcer than the 1944 Perth a facility that produces coinsmintmint penny though in higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades the Perth a facility that produces coinsmintmint penny is practically impossible to source.
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