Australia 1918-I penny
This specimen was lot 29037 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "George V Penny 1918-(I) MS63 Red and Brown PCGS, Calcutta mint. Struck at the Calcutta mint, this is a choice example with gleaming luster underneath lightly dappled red-brown tone. A small obverse mark on George's cheek is notated in the grade. Eye-catching and lovely. Ex. Borg Collection. From The Prager Collection Of Australian Coins." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Calcutta (this specimen), Melbourne, Sydney and Heaton. The Calcutta Mint produced this type 1916-18. This date is very scarce.
Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.
Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 23.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.