Australia 1911 penny

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50302
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50302 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA. Penny, 1911. NGC MS-62 BN." The silver coinage for Australia commenced in 1910 but bronze pennies and halfpennies were not struck until 1911. As such, none were struck with the effigy of Edward VII. This date is common but expensive in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 3,768,000.

Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 23.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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