Australia 1919 penny

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 33388
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen was lot 33388 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Penny 1919 Dot Below Bottom Scroll MS64 Red PCGS, Well struck with bright mint-red color and only minor imperfections. From The Prager Collection Of Australian Coins." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Calcutta, Melbourne (this specimen), Sydney and Heaton. Several varieties exist, varying in the placement (or absence) of dots on the reverse. This variety is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 5,810,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 9.40 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 23.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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