Australia 1920(m) penny

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32458
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This specimen was lot 32458 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Penny 1920-(M) MS62 Brown NGC, Melbourne mint. Dot below bottom scroll. Chocolate brown and fully mint-state. The scarcity of high quality examples of this date/type is indicated by our lack of previous such offerings." 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. Altho the date is scarce, this variety is the most common.

Recorded mintage: 9,041,000 (Melbourne and Sydney combined).

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 23.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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