Australia 1962(p) penny
This specimen was part of lot 32469 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $900. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II Proof Certified 1/2 Penny & Penny 1962, ...Penny, PR66 Red NGC. Each coin with a mintage of 1,064 pieces in Proof. Sold as is, no return lot." The type was issued 1955-64 from Melbourne and Perth. The dot after the word "PENNY" marks this as a Perth product. Perth was the sole producer of pence and halfpence 1960-63.
Recorded mintage: 34,8581,000 plus 1,064 proofs.
Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 56.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.